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I rubbed my itchy eyes and now it's really red, puffy, and watery. What should I do?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See a practitioner
If it does not improve.
Rubbing itchy eyes can make them more irritated, so best to figure out cause.

In brief: See a practitioner
If it does not improve.
Rubbing itchy eyes can make them more irritated, so best to figure out cause.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: Antihistamine
Rubbing the eyes may make the itching worse by releasing more histamine in a vicious cycle.
The best thing to do is to rinse out the eyelids with cool water and begin a strong antihistamine allergy drop for relief - this usually needs a prescription.

In brief: Antihistamine
Rubbing the eyes may make the itching worse by releasing more histamine in a vicious cycle.
The best thing to do is to rinse out the eyelids with cool water and begin a strong antihistamine allergy drop for relief - this usually needs a prescription.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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