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Doctor insights on: What Causes My Eye To Feel Like It Is Scratched

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Should I be concerned about a scratch on my cornea (eye) caused by just a kleenex?

Should I be concerned about a scratch on my cornea (eye) caused by just a kleenex?

Corneal abrasion: Corneal abrasions are fairly common - they usually heal on their own if very tiny (probably like yours if caused by a kleenex), but see an ophthalmologist (eye md) if pain continues, increased photosensitivity, vision changes, and/or discharge. They can prescribe meds to help with pain. ...Read more

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Could a eye scratch cause slight vision loss?

Could a eye scratch cause slight vision loss?

Yes it can: Sometimes an eye scratch can cause a corneal scar leading to a slight visual loss. Also, the scratch itself can cause visual loss until it is healed. ...Read more

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Could a scratched eye cause blindness?

Could a scratched eye cause blindness?

Unlikely: Most eyes with scratches have a defect produced in the corneal epithelium which is quite painful but heals well. The scratch would have to penetrate the eye or cause a progressive infection for the eye to proceed to blindness. And the person would have to ignore the symptoms of these and not get help. ...Read more

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Does pink eye cause a scratching sensation against your eyeball? It feels like something is constantly scratching it and is so uncomfortable

Does pink eye cause a scratching sensation against your eyeball? It feels like something is constantly scratching it and is so uncomfortable

Foreign body: You may have a piece of something that is still in your eye tissues or that object may have cut your eyeball. Go to the doctor and get a proper answer. .. Now! ...Read more

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Eyelids itched like crazy, head felt like it would explode. Scratched eyes, they puffed. Took 50mg benadryl, (diphenhydramine) it helped. What causes this?

Eyelids itched like crazy, head felt like it would explode. Scratched eyes, they puffed. Took 50mg benadryl, (diphenhydramine) it helped. What causes this?

Allergies: There are some good over the counter drops you could use initially- zaditor, (ketotifen) alloway. This will take care of the itching and may limit the swelling. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a scratch to break a vessel under a person's eye and cause it too look like a spider vein or birthmark?

Is it possible for a scratch to break a vessel under a person's eye and cause it too look like a spider vein or birthmark?

Yes: A scratch can cause a vessel to bleed immediately under the surface of the skin to cause a red mark. It should resolve in 1-2 weeks though. ...Read more

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My 10 weeks old puppy scratched my face under my left eye. It did cause bleeding. I had a tetanus in 2011, should I get a booster or am I good?

My 10 weeks old puppy scratched my face under my left eye. It did cause bleeding. I had a tetanus in 2011, should I get a booster or am I good?

Keep an eye on it: Just clean the area with peroxide. No need for bandage. If it turns red or looks as though it's starting to swell up, see your doctor. If it just starts to heal normally like any other scratch, no need for worry. No need for tetanus booster. Puppies and kittens tend to do that without meaning any harm! ...Read more

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Can eczema cause bruising around the eye? Or could scratching the eczema cause the bruising?

Can eczema cause bruising around the eye? Or could scratching the eczema cause the bruising?

Yes: The skin is so much thinner in these areas and shows inflammation and irritation more easily. Scratching to an already bruised area will show more quickly. Don't scratch! Use medication prescribed by an ophthalmologist to minimize the itching and dryness. ...Read more

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I believe I could have ocular toxoplasmosis due to a cat scratch in my ear that has traveled to my eye, they can find no cause for bulging eye.?

I believe I could have ocular toxoplasmosis due to a cat scratch in my ear that has traveled to my eye, they can find no cause for bulging eye.?

Do the lab work.: Unless you are an immunosuppressed patient, the blood work exam should reveal the presence of the causing organism (protozoa).Also biopsy of a nodule can be performed if possible.
Antibiotic treatment is mandatory. ...Read more

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Will scratching my head lightly when it's itchy cause my hair to fall more?

Will scratching my head lightly when it's itchy cause my hair to fall more?

Itchy scalp: Scratching your hair lightly should not cause your hair to fall out but please stop scratching.
You could go to a doctor, or, better still, get your hair handled by a good hair stylist. ...Read more

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My daughter is scratching her head, no lice no dandruff what could be the cause?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?

3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?

Exposure: I recommend you eliminate gluten and dairy exposure (that means you eliminate it if you are breastfeeding). Also, make sure you survey the environment your baby is in for likely allergens like pets, dust, carpets, detergents, etc. ...Read more

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My 15mnth old won’t stop scratching the back of his head. He has a rash on his body. He has incidental cyst on his brain. Could this be the cause?

My 15mnth old won’t stop scratching the back of his head. He has a rash on his body. He has incidental cyst on his brain. Could this be the cause?

Rash: No the internal structure of the brain is not affected or causative of this back of scalp rash. You can apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone 3x/d it red, itchy until gone. It
may have been caused by ;saying down to sleep and increased sweating, a contact dermatitis. Welcome to Healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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My new born of 8 weeks scratches her head by moving it side to side what causes this and what can I do to help her because she seems agitated by it?

My new born of 8 weeks scratches her head by moving it side to side what causes this and what can I do to help her because she seems agitated by it?

Pediatrician to see?: Perhaps, there is a scalp rash which may have escaped your attention? Have the pediatrician do a good scalp revision and if negative perhaps prescribe some type of soothing cream or moisturinzing lotion? ...Read more

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Does scratching an itch on your head cause permanent hair damage to the follicle there for causing permanent hair loss?

Everybody scratches: Long-term compulsive excoriation of an area of the scalp will cause permanent, scarring hair loss in that area. Ordinary scratching will not do this. ...Read more