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What could cause a 3yr olds eyes to become very itchy during cold/flu?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eye secretions

Colds tend to clog up the tear drainage from the eye and cause stagnation on the eye surface of material likely to be irritative and itchy.
Keep the eyes clean and keep the child well hydrated and warm. This should pass quicikly. Unless the eyes are red you can self manage this.

In brief: Eye secretions

Colds tend to clog up the tear drainage from the eye and cause stagnation on the eye surface of material likely to be irritative and itchy.
Keep the eyes clean and keep the child well hydrated and warm. This should pass quicikly. Unless the eyes are red you can self manage this.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Eye secretions

Colds tend to clog up the tear drainage from the eye and cause stagnation on the eye surface of material likely to be irritative and itchy.
Keep the eyes clean and keep the child well hydrated and warm. This should pass quicikly. Unless the eyes are red you can self manage this.

In brief: Eye secretions

Colds tend to clog up the tear drainage from the eye and cause stagnation on the eye surface of material likely to be irritative and itchy.
Keep the eyes clean and keep the child well hydrated and warm. This should pass quicikly. Unless the eyes are red you can self manage this.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Secretion from eye

Colds tend to clog up the tear drainage from the eye and cause stagnation on the eye surface of material likely to be irritative and itchy.
Keep the eyes clean and keep the child well hydrated and warm. This should pass quicikly. Unless the eyes are red you can self manage this.

In brief: Secretion from eye

Colds tend to clog up the tear drainage from the eye and cause stagnation on the eye surface of material likely to be irritative and itchy.
Keep the eyes clean and keep the child well hydrated and warm. This should pass quicikly. Unless the eyes are red you can self manage this.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: There is a differenc

Flu and cold there is differences between the symptoms, eye itching more common in the flu than cold, the reason could come from flu it self or secondary to infection.

In brief: There is a differenc

Flu and cold there is differences between the symptoms, eye itching more common in the flu than cold, the reason could come from flu it self or secondary to infection.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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