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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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My two year old eyes are red and it looks likes there's a pimple inside. What's the cause of that, he's not scratching them. Please help.

My two year old eyes are red and it looks likes there's a pimple inside. What's the cause of that, he's not scratching them. Please help.

Need more info: If the white of the eyes is red and there is discharge, it is conjunctivitis, or pink eye, which is a viral or bacterial infection and usually treated with prescription eye drops. If there is redness and swelling of just the eyelid with a pimple, that is consistent with a stye or hordeolum and warm compresses help to resolve. An exam would be very helpful and recommended. ...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

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When ever I rub my eye in a normal way it comes out with a pain like it is scratched, are my eyes very damaged?

When ever I rub my eye in a normal way it comes out with a pain like it is scratched, are my eyes very damaged?

Probably not: First of all, you should not be rubbing your eyes that much. It may be a sign of an allergic conjunctivitis and can be treated. If your did "scratch" your eye, it usually heals very quickly. Your should see an eye MD for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Vision went cross eyed for like 20 to 30 seconds, then went away. What caused this, I'm scared?

Vision went cross eyed for like 20 to 30 seconds, then went away. What caused this, I'm scared?

Do you have Migraine: If you are otherwise healthy, No High BP, Diabetes, High Cholesterol then Chances are this was NOT Ministroke.
Some times Migraine Varient behaves like this.
Best thing is to get checked by your Physician/ Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I keep seeing a black dot in my vision that dose not float it looks like a blind spo iI've had my eyes tested they are healthy what could be the cause?

I keep seeing a black dot in my vision that dose not float it looks like a blind spo iI've had my eyes tested they are healthy what could be the cause?

Second opinion: A fixed black spot that does not move or clear can indicate a retinal or lens issue. You must be examined and evaluated by a board certified ophthalmologist-ASAP! ...Read more

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Husband has white matter in eyes all the time. I'v forever asking him to wipe his eyes, like every half hour. What causes this & is there any treatmen?

Husband has white matter in eyes all the time. I'v forever asking him to wipe his eyes, like every half hour. What causes this & is there any treatmen?

Eye exam: There are many causes of eye discharge. It could be blepharitis (clogged oil glands on the eyelids), a blocked tear duct, infection or dry eyes. I recommend he clean his eyelids (near eyelashes) twice a day with baby shampoo and use warm compresses over the eyelids twice daily. This will help open his oil glands and clean the eyelid margins. You should see your eye doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My eyes are weak in seeing, am like fainting, what's the cause?

My eyes are weak in seeing, am like fainting, what's the cause?

Eye exam: Please make appointment to see an Opthalmologist, or eye doctor specialist, as soon as possible. It's possible you need eye glasses or you could be suffering from an eye disease which can be treated. This can only be checked out properly by a doctor who specializes in eyes in an office or clinic setting. Best of luck with your health! ...Read more

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What can cause you to look like you have two black eyes if you haven't been hit. ?

What can cause you to look like you have two black eyes if you haven't been hit. ?

Black eyes: There are many possibilites. Can be hereditary, allergies, sun exposure, puffy eye lids casting shadows, eczema, hormonal imbalances, fatigue and more. Often comes on with aging. Best to see your doctor for an examination to determine the cause and receive proper treatment. ...Read more

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I saw this guy with huge eyes like an owl. It was really strange. What kind of deformity would cause this?

I saw this guy with huge eyes like an owl. It was really strange. What kind of deformity would cause this?

When a persons eyes: Are prominent and seem to protrude out of the socket (bony orbit), it is usually a sign of hypertrophic (overgrowth) retro-orbital fat or even extra-ocular muscle inflammation. There are a few conditions associated with this but the most common is hyper-thyroidism. ...Read more