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Christina keith


08/14/2012

What causes my eyes red and itchy?

I have found that my eyes are red and itchy in the mornings. I don't know how that happened. I have tried replacing my pillows, changing my sheets, and changing my laundry detergent, But that's not work. What else could possibly cause this problem?
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  • Alexa

    08/14/2012

    Itchy eyes could be due to eye allergies (allergic conjunctivitis), which are usually temporary and accompanied by other allergy symptoms, like stuffy nose and sneezing. The things that commonly cause eye allergies are similar to those that cause nasal allergies - pet dander, dust, pollen. Allergic reactions to other irritants, like perfume or cosmetics, can cause similar symptoms. Itchiness may also be a result of inflammation of the eyelids (blepharitis) or of the lining of the inner eyelid (conjunctivitis or pinkeye). Like itching, red eyes can be triggered by infections. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the lining of the eyelids and eye surface that can be caused by infection or allergies. Blepharitis is caused by bacteria on the skin and causes inflammation of the eyelash follicles along the eyelid and eye redness. Eye redness can also occur when other parts of the eye become inflamed, as in episcleritis or uveitis, or infected, as in corneal ulcers.
  • Alexandria giles

    08/17/2012

    Just as you describe, I guess you have got acute conjunctivitis. The most important thing is to pay attention to personal hygiene. Wash your hand frequently and void to touch your eyes with your hand or other unclean towel. For treatment, you can flush your eyes with appropriate lotion such as physiological saline or 2% boric acid solution 2-3 times a day. Also, you can use drops or ointment such as ciprofloxacin, aureomycin and tetracycline. If your red eyes are leaded by hybrid virus infection, you can use some anti-virus medicine in support. You should insist on treatment for one more week even the symptoms disappear completely to prevent recurrence.
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