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).
Maybe. Itchy eyes are a very common allergy sign. Infants can sometimes rub their eyes when they are tired as well. If you see other signs of allergy, such as sneezing, runny nose and tearing of the eyes, consult your doctor. If the whites of your baby's eyes become very red, or if there is a thick mucous discharge, call your pediatrician (this may be a sign of infection).
No not necessararily. All that itches is not allergies! although allergies are a common reason for itchy eyes, there are other potential reasons for the itchiness. When a child has persistent symptoms it is best to have him or her evaluated to be sure and then proceed from there. The need for evaluation is particularly important if there is drainage, redness around the eyes or other worrisome symptoms.

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My 8 month old baby has had red itchy eyes for a week now but no gunk. Is it just allergies? If so how do I find out what's causing it?

See an eyeMD. How do you know that they itch? That is a symptom. Mif the eyes are red, that could be caused by a variety of things. No "gunk"is a good thing, but my best advice is to see an ophthalmologist. Read more...
Allergy. If you have a pet then it may be the cause. Please keep the area clean and dust free. Wash the face and eye with cold water and use cold compressors. Please avoid detergent and harsh material around the baby. Please consult your ped. Doc. Read more...
Red itchy eyes. Domes she sleep with stuffed animals, or a feather pillow, these are only a couple of things that could cause allergic conjunctivitis. Check her bedroom for other possible causes such as dust or plants/flowers. Read more...
M.D. visit. If your baby has a blotchy rash that looks like hives this is also consistent with an allergic reaction. Red eyes may be caused by many conditions I would suggest gently rinsing the eyes with sterile saline to soothe the eye, and avoid any possible triggering agent such as dust. A visit with you doctor is suggested. Read more...

I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

Yes. Red, itchy, swollen eyes may indicate an allergy to almost anything...Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, eye makeup, lotions, mail polish and may other things. Read more...
Absolutely. But there are other causes of swollen and itching eyes: seasonal allergies, pet dander, and even some forms of pink eye. Antihistamine eye drops can decrease the allergic response, but it is best to have an eye doctor check you out before starting your own medication regimen. Read more...
Homeopathy. Consider homeopathic treatment for allergic symptoms. There are a few homeopathic remedies with great affinity for eye symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. Read more...

Does having itchy eyes and itchy nose mean allergies?

It certainly can! Itchy eyes and an itchy nose are common manifestations of allergy. Try to be aware of when the symptoms occur and see if a otc antihistamine is effective at relieving your symptoms. If it happens all the time you may benefit from seeing an allergy specialist and allergy testing. Read more...

I get itchy eyes when the weather is nice outside. Does this mean I have allergies?

Maybe. If you get watery-itchy eyes, nasal stuffiness, drainage from the nose, coughing, sneezing.. Then yes you might have allergies. If you get itchy eyes "every-time the weather is nice" - like every spring and fall... You probably have allergies. A way to simply determine is to take any over-the-counter allergy meds: claritin, zyrtec and see if your symptoms go away... Read more...
Probably. I assume "nice" weather means sunny and warm, with low humidity. This will favor higher airborne pollen, particulate air content with subsequent affect on the eyes. Read more...

I get horrible, red, itchy eyes every allergy season. Which eye drops work best?

Depends on the cause. There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. Read more...

4 yearl old's allergies very bad, nose stuffy and itchy, eyes red, swollen and itchy. I gave him zyrtec (cetirizine) at 7.30am, bendryl pr 6h not working. Help?

May need more. Antihistamine like zyrtec is good, but may need to consider daily nasal saline rinses/sprays, adding a nasal steroid (prescription only), and prescription allergy eye drops. During different seasons, some people just might need more therapy. Also consider getting allergy testing done with doctor. Read more...

I got allergies and I don't know if I should go to the dr itchy eyes, red eyes and swollen can't breath dizzy wartty nose

No . No question you should see a doctor. From what you briefly describe it sounds allergic in nature and you should see your pcp and an allergist if your regular doctor cannot help you. Read more...
I . I would recommend that you see a local allergist. They will be able to test you to see what allergies you have. With this information they can recommend avoidance strategies, medication options and the possibility of allergy shots so that you can have relief. Read more...