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Nov 23, 2021 - 12:28:44 PM
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rinemb

USA

14247 posts since 5/24/2005

This fall has caused some intense itchy and runny eyes for some reason. I always have some allergy issues in the fall with nasal stuff, but the eye thing is uncommon.

Do you have a recommendation for eye drops or anything else to relieve this bother some eye itch?

Thank you, Brad

Nov 23, 2021 - 1:01:35 PM

chuckv97

Canada

61591 posts since 10/5/2013

I get itchy eyes if I’m somewhat de-hydrated and don’t realize it. I just drink more water ,,,,, or kefir

Nov 23, 2021 - 1:07:11 PM
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424 posts since 4/11/2019

A little pepper spray will make you tear right up!

Nov 23, 2021 - 1:15:52 PM

4155 posts since 11/29/2005

"Blink" drops work well for me.
"Systane Ultra" also work well for me and are, in fact, my preferred drops.

Both were recommended by my Optholmolgist after my Cataract surgeries.

I've had allergies all my life, Hay Fever, mainly, and have always fought itchy eyes.  

Edited by - banjo_brad on 11/23/2021 13:17:22

Nov 23, 2021 - 1:21:44 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

25522 posts since 6/25/2005

If one of the many OTC antihistamine drops doesn’t work, see if you can get a script for olopatadine. Strong stuff—dose is one drop per eye every 24 hrs. It works.

Nov 23, 2021 - 2:11:22 PM

Owen

Canada

10080 posts since 6/5/2011

For about the last decade or so I've had on-again-off-again spells of a burning sensation in my eyes.  My eyes are always moist, but the optometrist told me that we produce two types of tears... only one of which provides lubrication [... and guess which type I'm short on]. I get some relief from hot moist compresses and/or a bag of wheat heated in the microwave.  "Watery" or liquid types of eye drops did diddly-squat for me, but I've found Tear-Gel and GenTeal work [and there are several other gels I haven't tried], although it sometimes takes several minutes to take effect.

A year and a half ago when "keep your hands away from your eyes" gained publicity, I said [to myself], "In a pig's arse!" 

.... Good luck, and on the off-chance you think I'm a doc...... I'm NOT; ^^ is just my experience, not a recommendation!!  

Edit: Bill, this site says there are prescription and nonprescription formulations.   https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a602025.html  Dunno whether either is available in Canada, but I think I'll check into it further. thanks.

Edited by - Owen on 11/23/2021 14:16:20

Nov 23, 2021 - 2:56:58 PM

2717 posts since 4/5/2006

Recommend after lasik 20+ yrs ago. Been using it ever since. Carry a few vials in the car, & various jacket pockets. Available OTC everywhere.


Edited by - monstertone on 11/23/2021 15:00:09

Nov 23, 2021 - 5:44:27 PM

Banjo Lefty

Canada

2455 posts since 6/19/2014

My ophthalmologist also recommended Refresh (available at Costco), one drop in each eye three times daily or when needed. They really help.

Nov 23, 2021 - 6:13:31 PM

donc

Canada

6826 posts since 2/9/2010

This fall has been bad. As soon as I wake up and get to the kitchen I'm reaching for the Kleenex. My chronic itching has been all over the top half of my back. If it gets really bad I find that the typical antihistamines help.

Nov 23, 2021 - 6:18:47 PM

64 posts since 3/15/2020

Flonase or the generic! It works for me!

Nov 23, 2021 - 6:37:18 PM

286 posts since 10/26/2018

I use generic Zertec, cetrizine hcl pill for my allergies. Does an okay job with itchy eyes. Nothing works 100% when I'm in the midst of my worst season (usually mid-March into April). Also use a generic nose spray, budesonide) for stuffy nose from dust mites. Don't like the flowery smell of Flonase frown but it works just as well. 

Nov 23, 2021 - 6:58:17 PM

Brian T

Canada

19012 posts since 6/5/2008

K.I.S.S.
Go to your eye doctor place and get a squeeze bottle of optical isotonic saline.
Sort of tears in a bottle.
Over the sink, flood your eyes. Messy, but you will learn if it's grit in the air.
Our air here is always dirty with mountain rock dust. Always. Some days are bad.

Nov 24, 2021 - 12:48:29 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

25522 posts since 6/25/2005

Artificial tears are great: I use them regularly. But…if you have a true allergy attack, you need an antihistamine.

Nov 24, 2021 - 5:00:23 AM
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rinemb

USA

14247 posts since 5/24/2005

I went walgreen and they had Systane itchy eye solution. It seems to be providing good relief.
Now if I can keep from rubbing!
I f colder weather does not improve allergy crud I will try some internal med. thanks, Brad

Nov 24, 2021 - 5:52:30 AM

Owen

Canada

10080 posts since 6/5/2011

I'm glad you found something that works,  Is there a reason you shouldn't rub your eyes?

Edited by - Owen on 11/24/2021 05:54:00

Nov 24, 2021 - 6:26:31 AM

AGACNP

USA

218 posts since 10/12/2011

“I always have some allergy issues in the fall with nasal stuff, but the eye thing is uncommon…”

Why not go for an eye exam if what you’re experiencing is unusual? Then you can SAFELY go with the simple eye drop solution if you find it's simply a symptom of dry eyes?

Edited by - AGACNP on 11/24/2021 06:27:02

Nov 24, 2021 - 6:31:13 AM
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rinemb

USA

14247 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by AGACNP

“I always have some allergy issues in the fall with nasal stuff, but the eye thing is uncommon…”

Why not go for an eye exam if what you’re experiencing is unusual? Then you can SAFELY go with the simple eye drop solution if you find it's simply a symptom of dry eyes?


I am due for an eye vision and health check.  Covid shutdowns prevented it last year.  Brad

Nov 24, 2021 - 11:46:02 AM

dat

USA

31748 posts since 7/26/2006

Diesel, lubricates and cleans at the same time, would say rem oil might work, s’pecially if you get it in a squirt bottle

yes

Nov 25, 2021 - 5:42:48 AM
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rinemb

USA

14247 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by dat

Diesel, lubricates and cleans at the same time, would say rem oil might work, s’pecially if you get it in a squirt bottle

yes


Yep, I have done that!  Cured the itch for sure. Also sure, I would not want to make a habit of using that as a remedy.  Brad

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