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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

Severe Itching (Definition)

Severe itching is a symptom in which a person has extreme itching on part or all of his body. Itching can be due to allergic reactions, drug side ...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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How can I alleviate itchy eyes?

How can I alleviate itchy eyes?

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 more

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What can I do to cure itchy eyes?

What can I do to cure itchy eyes?

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 more

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Any ways to alleviate itchy eyes?

Any ways to alleviate itchy eyes?

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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