How to Get Rid of Itchy Eyes

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How to Get Rid of Itchy Eyes
An allergic reaction might cause itchy eyes. (brown eyes image by citylights from Fotolia.com)

Itchy eyes are an irritating, uncomfortable sensation that can be accompanied by wateriness, dryness and bloodshot eyes. Itchy eyes can be caused by allergies, contact lenses and certain medications. Once the cause of your itchy eyes has been diagnosed by an eye care professional, proceed with treatments to alleviate the itch and discomfort.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Natural tears eye drops
  • Humidifier
  • Prescription medication

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Apply over-the-counter eye drops several times daily. Choose a "natural tear" formulation that does not contain preservatives, as these can irritate your eyes. If your doctor has suggested that allergies are the cause of your condition, select eye drops that contain an antihistamine to relieve allergy-related symptoms.

  2. 2

    Fill your humidifier with warm water, and allow it to run for several hours or overnight to replace moisture in the air. Many people suffer from dry, itchy eyes because of dryness in their house, so a humidifier is an efficient means of adding moisture to the environment. Use in the workplace, at home or both.

  3. 3

    Purchase a medicated eye drop as prescribed by your eye doctor. These products might include topical steroid formulations or medicated eye drops that will aid in producing more natural tears, reducing inflammation and treating the cause of the itchiness. Follow the directions for the duration of the medication, as prescribed.

Tips and warnings

  • Speak to an eye care professional before pursuing at-home treatment.

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