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(salam),

Lately my eyes have been so itchy!! i usually dont have this problem, but just recently i've been rubbing them a lot and then they get all watery and red. so people have been telling me to wash my eyes out with water, which i do, but still they are irritated. i dont know what to do. i'm afraid that i'll mess up by eyes by rubbing them so hard, but i cant help it, its just way to itchy and irritated in there!

so whats a girl to do?

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(wasalam)

If the only complaint you have is itchy eyes, then it indicates allergy to something - as the above poster has rightly suggested contact lens irritation or allergy to something in the environment. Inshallah one of the following eyedrop solutions would be beneficial : Benadryl- (diphenhydramine)

or Claritin - (loratidine). They contain antihistamines and will help relieve the itching. These are over the counter medications so you wouldn't require a prescription.

However, these 2 drugs do require prescriptions : - Zyrtec- (ceterizine) and Allegra-(fexofenadine)

I would caution you before using these meds to let your doctor know if you have any pre-existing conditions just to be sure there are no adverse reactions. Pls visit your physician!

On the other hand, if you have a pink/red eye plus sticky eyes in addition to the itching then it indicates "conjunctivitis", so u would most likely need an eyedrop solution which has an antibiotic in it.

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(salam)

Can't be as bad as mine. Not only do my get itchy and watery, but I can't even expose them to the sun for a while otherwise they will turn bloody red and will remain like that till like the next day and feel like as if they have been burnt. But I don't really care, I still play hours of cricket in the sun.

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It is most likely either allergies, or conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye. The treatments for these two conditions are very different, but you can safely take antihistamine, and if it helps, continue taking it until the allergy passes. If it doesn't help, go see a doctor for a prescription for antibiotic eyedrops.

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thanks for the replies :)

to answer some questions:

Do you wear contact lenses sis?

no i do not wear contacts

ouch...does it burn badly..

yes it burns some, especially if i've rubbed it too hard :squeeze:

thanks akbar007, i'll try to use those eyedrops and see if they do anything

although this morning i woke up and my eyes were really red, and swollen. i took some advil because i had no benedryl and i heard from someone that advil reduces swelling?...

but its definitely not pink eye, i had that episode a month ago...wasnt too fun

i hope its just something minor like allergies due to the pollen. if not then, i'm in trouble :P

pray..maybe that will work :D

haha yes inshallah i am praying for this to go away. anyone know any duas for eye ailments? i think there is something in Joshan-e-Kabir.

jazakallah,

Nadia :)

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It's allergy season for certain allergens. Sounds like you might have allergies. I've found Chlorpheniramine Maleate (you don't need to get the more expensive name brand (Chlor-Trimeton), get the cheaper generic versions). Request an allergy test from your doctor to find out what (if anything) you're allergic to out of the standard allergens (types of trees, animals, etc.)

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(salam),

Lately my eyes have been so itchy!! i usually dont have this problem, but just recently i've been rubbing them a lot and then they get all watery and red. so people have been telling me to wash my eyes out with water, which i do, but still they are irritated. i dont know what to do. i'm afraid that i'll mess up by eyes by rubbing them so hard, but i cant help it, its just way to itchy and irritated in there!

so whats a girl to do?

I usually have this problem when i go back home (india).

Y dont u consult a eye speacialist?? n do wear shades when ever u do out.

May Allah grant to a speedy recovery....inshallah :)

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took some advil because i had no benedryl and i heard from someone that advil reduces swelling?...

(salam)

"advil" is just a pain reliever and it doesen't reduce any swelling.. You should get yourself the "benadryl" which can alleviate the allergic symptoms

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I had this problem, its called Chronic Allergic Conjunctivitis. I went to an ophthalmologist (specialist eye doctor) and on both times he advised me with "Artificial Tear Drops". I dont wear glasses or anything but he said that my problem was a mixture of staring at a screen (TV, computer etc.) for a long time without blinking and being allergic from something. Turns out i have an allegy from dust but at a really low level.

My advise would be go to a doctor and see what he says about it. :)

Sorry if this made no help

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Assalaamualykum,

You need to see an optometrist to diagnose the problem. There are many causes to sore eyes. Some advice would be:

1) Take regular breaks on computer like every hour. When we concentrate our blink rate reduces and the eyes tend to dry out more.

2) you may have a small prescription which needs correcting

3) Allergies can cause itching. You may need to use drops for this

4) You may have other pathology which may need further investigation.

5) burning eyes may mean they are dry. Rubbing will not help but ocular lubricants and blinking exercises may.

6) is there a possibilty that a foreign body as entered the eye in recent days e.g. large particals of dust?

I really think you should see the optometrist who will be able to assess you and make adequate diagnosis and arrange treatment.

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Assalaamualykum,

I think its about time a lot of you bros and sis visit your optometrist.

its hayfever season remember and so it might be this

also its exam time so most of you youngsters must be revising and doing a lot of reading/vdu work and so mybe they are drying out too

The management for each of the above problems is different and it may not be any of these and so thats why you should see an optometrist.

Dry eye: theres ocular lubricants and artificial tears you can use or comfort drops if you wear contact lenses. Also blink more often to wet the whole surface of the eye. Take regular breaks when reading and on vdu. Dry eyes can become more serious if left untreated.

Itchy eyes/allergies/ hayfever: need drops for this or intructions of lid hygiene. basically, you need to see optom.

Salaam

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Asian and arab communities need to learn to stop self prescribing medications that there uneducated friends and relatives tell them.

How many times I have had to tell people this, I remember a patient who had a "red eye" and was an iraqi refugee, his cousin had a red eye once and still had some drops left that he claimed had fixed the problem.

The drops were a steroid drop, completely the wrong treatment, it caused him to go blind in that eye. There was nothing I could do for him, the damage was irreversible.

It annoys me every time I see this type of behavior, if you dont know for SURE, shut up, then tell them to go and seek PROPER medical advice.

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^ totally agree, I absolutely HATE it when people prescribe medication (other than herbal) to others without professional diagnosis of the problem.

I've noticed people also keep antibiotics at home and whenever something is wrong, they start their dose without prescription. (usually back home and in middle eastern countries)- There IS a reason why doctors don't prescribe this so easily..we should value our bodies and not just take in any medication available :wacko:

Anyway..best solution for itchy eyes..squeeze them out and stick them in the freezer for a little while...

always works -_-

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Asian and arab communities need to learn to stop self prescribing medications that there uneducated friends and relatives tell them.

How many times I have had to tell people this, I remember a patient who had a "red eye" and was an iraqi refugee, his cousin had a red eye once and still had some drops left that he claimed had fixed the problem.

The drops were a steroid drop, completely the wrong treatment, it caused him to go blind in that eye. There was nothing I could do for him, the damage was irreversible.

It annoys me every time I see this type of behavior, if you dont know for SURE, shut up, then tell them to go and seek PROPER medical advice.

(salam)

lol thats true :)

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