Itchy eyes

At times, you may have itchy eyes. Your eyes may irritate you due to many reasons. Thus, the red eye symptoms are burning, watery discharge, and redness. Not surprisingly, they could also include sneezing or a runny nose.

What is the cause of itchy eyes?

Common causes are allergens, substances which make your immune system react if exposed to them. Such allergens are: flower pollen, dust, mould or mildew, pet dander, or insects like dust mites.

Other causes could be chemical compounds found in makeup, and sanitizing products. Contact lenses – if you wear them – may produce eye irritation.

And some medical conditions can infect your eyes. For instance, conjunctivitis and blepharitis. The former – pinkeye – is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, the inner part of your eye. While you sleep, the bacteria works to stick your eyelids. Blepharitis, another inflammation of your eyelids, makes your eyes red.

Therefore, patients often ask: Does COVID make eyes itch? Negative, if you have red eyes and no fever. Moreover, most COVID patients do not experience watery eyes. Eye inflammation is annoying. And you can’t use your eyes. So,

How do you get rid of itchy eyes?

Initially, you get over-the-counter eye drops. For mild ailments, it will relieve the inflammation. Also, at home put a damp soft cloth on your closed eyes. And relax lying down.

Under any circumstances, don’t touch your eyes. If the condition persists, call in our clinic. After examination, the doctor will  prescribe the drops for  itchy eyes.