Q. Which medicine can I take for itchiness in eyes?

Answered by Dr. Vaibhev Mittal and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

New
Do you have a question on Allergy In Eyes or Cold Compresses? We have medical experts to help you right away. Ask a Doctor Now »
 

Hi doctor,

I am a 25 year old male. There is a lot of itchiness in eyes for the past three to four days. Please tell me what to do. Which medicine can I take?


Related Questions:
I have dry eyes, eye strain and stinging due to constant computer use. What should I do?
Which medicine can I take for itchiness in eyes?
What could be the reason for my red and itchy eyes?
 

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
DOMS., FELLOWSHIP IN COMPREHENSIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY
Ophthalmology (Eye Care

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen).
  • The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva (the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids) become red, swollen and itchy, with tearing and burning.
  • The key to treating eye allergies is,
  1. Avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem.
  2. Avoid rubbing eyes instead do cold compresses.
  3. Use antiallergic eyedrops like Olopat eyedrop (Olopatadine) twice daily.
  4. Also can use lubricating eyedrop like Flogel (Sodium carboxymethylcellulose) thrice daily.
  5. Use mild steroid like Flurisone (Fluorometholone) in pulse dose in severe allergy.
  • This will help you. I am very sorry to say that there is no medicine that can cure allergy. Only way is to stay away from all those things that you are allergic to.

For further information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist

 
 
Ask your health query to a doctor online?
 
Ask a Doctor Online »
* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Related Questions & Answers


Swelling and irritation continue a month after conjunctivitis. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old woman. I have been diagnosed with conjunctivitis a month ago. After initial medication, the pain reduced a little, but swelling still remains. I have a feeling of irritation (like something pricking inside the eye). Hence, I visited a hospital again. My doctor gave ...  Read Full »
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, this is not the site of conjunctival melanoma. Most probably, it appears to be a tarsal gland inflammation due to allergy which is known as giant cobblestones. I suggest adding Olopatadine 0.2 percent along with your therapy. Also, add refresh liquigel...  Read Full »
 
Why am I having itching and white discharge from eye?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an eye problem, eye itching, irritating eye, white thread discharge, and facing these problems for the past one year.  Read Full »
Dr. Skandha Harshita
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your symptoms, I could understand that you are suffering from allergic conjunctivitis. It is a common problem in people with allergies of nose and lungs. I would prescribe Olopatadine eye drops, one drop four times a day. Artificial eye drops one drop four times ...  Read Full »
 
My eyes become reddish and watery when exposed to bright light. Is it due to contact lens?
Query: Hi doctor, I am wearing contact lenses of -2.5 on both eyes. Since last week, whenever I get exposed to bright light (both indoor and outdoor), my eyelids get closed, and it is hard to get it open for a while, which makes eyes more reddish and watery. I have not consulted any doctor, but I have been...  Read Full »
Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be dryness associated with contact lens use. I suggest you try doing the following: Kindly use contact lens for a specific duration (8 hours a day). Cold compresses. Use lubricating eye drops frequently, like Systane Ultra. I hope this will help you. Regard...  Read Full »
 
 

Ask your health query to a doctor online?
 
Ask a Doctor Online »
* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.
 

Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours
 

Most Viewed


Ankylosing Spondylitis
This article discusses about the causes, pathology, clinical features, musculoskeletal manifestation, investigation and ...Read more »
Is having severe leg pain during pregnancy normal?
Hello doctor, There is a complaint of severe pain in both the legs in my wife who is 14 weeks pregnant. She is unable t ...Read more »
The pulse rate started to fall after giving Epinephrine in a 4-year-old child. Kindly give your opinion.
Hello doctor, I am reviewing the patient care of a 4-year-old child diagnosed with the flu. He was having trouble breat ...Read more »