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Stop Itchy Eyes
Warm water rinses: This symptom is most often caused by blepharitis, a very common chronic inflammation of the eyelids, of usually uknown cause. Could also be "allergies". Try rinsing your eyes several times a day with warm water, i.e. In front of a sink, or in the shower. If the symptoms persist, see an eye md (ophthalmologist) for diagnosis and treatment advice. ...Read more
I usually have itchy eyes during night and i don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?
Too dry in room?: Is there alot of heat in your toom that is drying the air out. If so, you want to get a humidifier. If you do not itch during the day, it is probably not allergies. You could also put sterile eyedrops in your eye before bed and see if that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Depending on the underlying cause, most cases of itchy eyes can be successfully treated. Most common causes are allergies, dry eye, and blepharitis. See an eye md to help determine the underlying cause, and seek treatment advice. Often a drop such as an artificial tear, otc or rx drop for allergies, sometimes a short course of a mild topical steroid, is prescribed. Cool compresses can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: Assuming you mean itchy eyelids you may be allergic to something you can stop using on your skin there. If you are reacting to pollen you may benefit from an antihistamine such as claratin (loratadine). Most often it is eczema. Your dr. Can prescribe Elidel (pimecrolimus) or Protopic to apply as needed. Cortisone products are effective but may have risks with long term use on eyelids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer