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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?

No: Consult your pediatrician before using over the counter allergy medicines or eye drops. Itchy eyes are often a sign of allergy, but there many be other issues as well. If your child is having a hard time sleeping or constant irritation, your doctor may prescribe some mild allergy medications at a very specific dose based on your baby's weight. ...Read more

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Will baby wash help my itchy eyes?

Will baby wash help my itchy eyes?

Not likely: You could try over the counter allergy drops and/or artificial tears. If this does not help, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has itchy eyes....Wat can I give her?

My 7 month old has itchy eyes....Wat can I give her?

Allergies??: First try to figure out what might be causing the irritation. Is it an allergy, for example some new food, pet, etc, or is it a contact irritation - new shampoo, smoking in house, new lotion. Eliminate those possibles first because prevention is best. If however, you can't get rid of the offending agent, try cool compresses to the eyes, and if eyes really puffy/itchy, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine to use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take allergy pills for my itchy eyes?

Is it safe to take allergy pills for my itchy eyes?

It may be: If antihistamine eye drops do not do the trick, oral medication may help. But beware: if you take oral antihistamines for an extended period of time, you may develop dry eyes, which can make the allergic eyes feel worse. Artificial tears may be useful if you must use pills to control your allergies on a regular basis. ...Read more

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My baby has itchy eyes and continues to rub them. Does this mean that she has allergies?

My baby has itchy eyes and continues to rub them. Does this mean that she has allergies?

Maybe: Smaller babies rub their eyes and ears when tired and close to sleep time. Dryness of the skin around the eyes can be another reason why your child may itch her eyes. An of course environmental allergens are another common reason. Other symptoms you may see with environmental allergies are watery eyes, itchy nose, nasal congestion and sneezing (for older kids). ...Read more

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What is the best way to address very sore / itchy eyes without medicine?

What is the best way to address very sore / itchy eyes without medicine?

Rest and others: Rest them frequently from watching television adn especially videos that reduce eye blinking. Use otc lubricants frequently to moisturize the eyes. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter allergy medicine for curing itchy eyes?

What is the best over-the-counter allergy medicine for curing itchy eyes?

Saline/antihistamine: You can try any over the counter antihistamine eye drops, avoid any that have additional medications in them such as a vasoconstrictor because they can cause rebound effect. Some examples: zyrtec, claritin, zaditor (ketotifen). Also use saline throughout the day which will help. Keep drops cool in refrigerator to provide more relief. ...Read more