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Is it bad to scratch my eye lids a lot?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Eye rubbing or scratching causes inflammation.
This in turn makes you want to rub or scratch again. This cycle can be broken if you stop scratching the eyelids and instead have an eye doctor prescribe a treatment aimed at reducing the irritation.

In brief: Yes

Eye rubbing or scratching causes inflammation.
This in turn makes you want to rub or scratch again. This cycle can be broken if you stop scratching the eyelids and instead have an eye doctor prescribe a treatment aimed at reducing the irritation.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Manually rubbing one's eyelids may feel good temporarily, but ultimately will cause more inflammation and redness.
It's better to treat the underlying condition, frequently allergic conjunctivitis, with appropriate medication to prevent rubbing.

In brief: Yes

Manually rubbing one's eyelids may feel good temporarily, but ultimately will cause more inflammation and redness.
It's better to treat the underlying condition, frequently allergic conjunctivitis, with appropriate medication to prevent rubbing.
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv
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