Should I use eye drops if my eyes itch?

Allergy. There are many good over the counter as well as prescription medication drops for treating allergy symptoms of the eyes.
Baby shampoo. A common cause of itching is actually on the surface of the eyelids. It is called blepharitis, and does not respond as well to drops used in the eye. Gentle scrubs with dilute baby shampoo may be helpful if the eye drops fail.
Yes. Otc medications from artificial tears, to ketotifen containing drops, many types and brands, to many prescription antihistamine, allergy, and steropid drops, all have been used to treat itchy eyes. Try the otc drops first and cold compresses, then if you still have itchy eyes, see your eyemd.
Itchy eyes. Sure, look for over the counter products, but have your eyes checked if those don't work.
Allergy. If itching is from dryness then artificial tears, if allergy then antihistamine drops. See an ophthalmologist to work up the cause of your itching.
Try allergy drops. If they only periodically itch, it could be ocular allergy. You could try an over the counter allergy relief drop that may help. There are a few of these that are sold in the pharmacy. If it doesn't help you should probably get evaluated by an eye care professional.

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How to cure eye itches? Can I use eye drops daily?

Allergies . Itching of the eyeballs often seasonal can be helped by the use of antihistamine eye drops that may be purchased over the counter. Examples are Zaditor ™ and Alaway™. These may be used twice daily. For more serious allergic conditions, an examination to review the eyes will be Necessary. Additionally, if you're aware of what triggers the allergic symptoms, avoidance is best. Good luck. . Read more...

I have really bad allergies and my right eye has been red all week and itches I tried eye drops, but it doesn't help too much what can I do?

See a physician. Any new eye symptoms should be evaluated by a physician as some viral infections and other problems put long term vision at risk. Eye allergy typically involves both eyes equally, but predominance in one eye is possible. If allergy is confirmed, prescription meds are available and this would be unlikely to improve rapidly without them. Read more...

I was wondering what are the best and fast relieving eye drops for itching allergy eyes?

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The inside corners of my eyes itch/burn but are not red. Itching them only makes it worse and more persistent. Eye drops do not help.

Examination time. Mixed itching & burning symptoms are a broad symptom complex. It's best to have examination. If it's the eyeball's inner corner, antihistamine or mild steroid eye drop would likely help. If it's the inner eyelid skin, then it may require an ophthalmic steroid ointment. Warm compresses & eyelid cleansing may help as well. An examination will help to elucidate the cause & best approach to treatment. Read more...

My eyes gets itching every 20 to 25 days I use Zoxon-D eye drops as prescribed by doctor but it only heals temporarily I want permanent solution for it what u suggest me?

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My eyes itch but their not pink or red and I have went to the doctor and they said to take sudafed and eye drops but they are still itching?

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