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I have very itchy eye around corner and watery sometime .. Doc prescribe pataday but it's too expensive .. What is my alternative ?

I have very itchy eye around corner and watery sometime .. Doc prescribe pataday but it's too expensive .. What is my alternative ?

Ketotifen zyrtec (cetirizine) : The prescription eye drop Zaditor (ketotifen) has become available OTC and it works pretty well for a lot of people . It is also available as zyrtec drops or Alaway drops . All three are the same compound . If OTC drops do not help, you could ask your doctor to prescribe the generic eye drop azelastine , brand name "optivar". Using nasal sprays Nasacort or Flonase may help the eye itching sometimes as well . ...Read more

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I had cataracts surgery about 4 weeks ago with no problems, but for the past couple of days I have developed red eye and also a very itchy eye?

I had cataracts surgery about 4 weeks ago with no problems, but for the past couple of days I have developed red eye and also a very itchy eye?

See your surgeon: Although the medicated eye drops used in cataract surgery can cause red, irritated eyes, there can be other causes for your symptoms. Allergies are the main cause, as well as conjunctivitis. Even if the vision is good and there is no eye pain, you should see your surgeon to be sure. You are far enough out from surgery for this not to be related, but it is a good idea to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Best itchy eye relief?

Best itchy eye relief?

Allergy drops: Allergy eyedrops provide the best relief - such as pataday, bepreve, or lastacaft (alcaftadine). Cool compresses and artificial tears can also help. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and sneezes?

Itchy eyes and sneezes?

Allergies: Most likely its an allergy. Pollen, cats, dust, etc. If the symptoms do not go away, then call your family doc. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Allergy Likely: These symptoms are typical from allergic responses. Commonly, these could be from either environmental/seasonal allergy or a contact dermatitis type response (surface flare or inflammation due to coming in direct contact with something you are sensitive to). If basic allergy medications or eye drops do not give adequate relief, see your primary doctor or an allergist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can I cure dry and itchy eye?

How can I cure dry and itchy eye?

Tear drops: Drying and itching may mean you have allergic conjunctivitis. Air pollutants and dusty environments make it worse. Try a combination of artificial tears during the day and lubricating gel at night. Genteal, Systane, and Refresh are good brands. For the itching Zaditor (ketotifen) drops are particularly good and available over the counter ...Read more

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What are the cause of an itchy eye?

What are the cause of an itchy eye?

Allergy or dryness: Are the most common reasons for chronically itchy eyes. An infection, usually viral, can cause more acute itching. Best to see an ophthalmologist to confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and mucus in eyes; any clues?

Itchy eyes and mucus in eyes; any clues?

Probably allergy: If the primary symptom is itchiness, the problem is probably an environmental allergy like pollen, dust mites or animal dander. A white, stretchy-stringy discharge is common with allergies. If the primary symptom is a yellow or green discharge, it is probably an infection (conjunctivitis). In adults, these infections are usually caused by cold viruses and usually resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of itchy eyes?

Is it possible to get rid of itchy eyes?

Yes: But first, you need to see an eye doctor who can evaluate the cause of the itchy eyes. Over-the-counter allergy eye drops can relieve the symptoms of allergic eyes. If the itching is not caused by allergy, then other treatments can be started by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Girlfriend itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Girlfriend itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Allergic reaction: You could have an allergic response to something, whether food, lotions, medications or other. You can trial Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical eye drops such as zaditor. You could also have dry skin i suppose too.If you don't respond or get worse, you may need to see a physician who may prescribe oral steroids. Additionally, an exam of your type of skin reaction can lead to clues to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you do to get rid of itchy eyes?

What do you do to get rid of   itchy eyes?

Drops, cool compress: If the cause is allergies, then i would try an over the counter allergy drop (generic is ketotifen) first, along with artificial tears and/or cold compresses. Oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec can also help, but may dry your eyes. If problems persist, seek care as there are other causes besides allergy. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of constantly itchy eyes?

How do I get rid of constantly itchy eyes?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of itchy eyes?

What are good ways to get rid of itchy eyes?

Itchy eyes: If your symptoms are related to seasonal allergies you can try over the counter zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops. If your eyes are dry, you can get over the counter rewetting drops. ...Read more

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I have allergies and itchy eyes, what to do?

I have allergies and itchy eyes, what to do?

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 more

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Why do I wake up with an itchy eye everyday?

Why do I wake up with an itchy eye everyday?

Itchy eyes: Itchy eyes upon wakening is most often due to blepharitis (see eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com for more info); meibomian gland dysfunction; allergies (to pollen, molds, detergents, etc possible). See treatment options at website above. ...Read more

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What should I do for itchy eyes due to allergies?

What should I do for itchy eyes due to allergies?

Itchy eyes: You can try over the counter zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops and if they don't work, you need to see an allergist for other eye drops and treatment of your allergies, as controlling allergic nasal symptoms can aid in controlling ocular symptoms. ...Read more

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What medicine is it safe to give my baby for itchy eyes?

What medicine is it safe to give my baby for itchy eyes?

Depends on age: For infants less than 6 months i will recommend that your care provider checks your baby to recommend appropriate care. Cool compresses to the eyes may help relieve itching. Several antihistamines, like Diphenhydramine are available OTC for infants over 6 months but the dosing can be tricky and will encourage that you review any medication intended for your infant with your pcp before use. ...Read more

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