If there’s one itch that’s hard to scratch, it’s your itchy eyes -
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Few nuisances are more annoying and uncomfortable, especially because it often feels like there’s no (safe) reprieve. And if you find yourself in this situation more often than not, you’re likely desperate to find out what is really going on and how you can stop it once and for all.
ICYMI, eye itchiness is a sign that your eyes' protective measures have been breached. “The surface of the eyes, like our skin, is in constant contact with our environment,” says Aditya Kanesa-thasan MD... While the surface of your eyeballs and tears help keep your eyes away from a range of potential issues, sometimes they’re not sufficient barriers. Something ends up causing a problem for, and here comes…
Identifying the culprit behind your itchy eyes can both help you find the right treatment and prevent it from happening again in the future. Here are the most common causes of itchy eyes, as well as how you can get the itchiness to stop ASAP.
Having itchy eyes is extremely uncomfortable. Arguably the worst part about it is that you really can’t haphazardly scratch away. Depending on what’s causes the itchiness, the consequences of rubbing or scratching range from just adding to the irritation, to spreading germs and causing an infection, to ultimately damaging your delicate eyeball.
From allergies to dryness to infections, here are the most common causes of itchy eyes—and how to find relief.
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