Best for Itchy Eyes
Alaway Antihistamine Eye Itch Relief is a standout choice for those with itchy eyes due to seasonal allergies. This eye drop contains the active ingredient ketotifen fumarate, which is an allergen-specific antihistamine.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Systane and call your doctor if you have: severe burning, stinging, or eye irritation after using the medicine; eye pain; or.
If you are dealing with a mild case of allergy-related itching, a cold cloth or compress over the eyes can help temporarily ease the discomfort. Artificial Tears. Frequent use of chilled over-the-counter, lubricating eye drops can relieve symptoms.
SYSTANE® BALANCE relieves evaporative dry eye symptoms by restoring your eyes' lipid layer and replenishing essential moisture to the eye for fast hydration.
How many times a day can I use my SYSTANE® BALANCE Lubricant Eye Drops? You can use them as needed. We recommend 1-2 drops per eye per use.
SYSTANE® ZADITOR® is only indicated to temporarily relieve itchy eyes due to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair and dander. Does SYSTANE® ZADITOR® have an antihistamine in it? Yes, the active ingredient is ketotifen (0.025%), an antihistamine (equivalent to ketotifen fumarate 0.035%).
If you feel the need to rub your eyes, place a cool, damp washcloth over closed your eyes until the sensation subsides. You can also apply artificial tears or lubricant eye drops until you can visit your eye doctor to evaluate the cause of the itching.
A tear duct infection, or dacryocystitis, can cause itching in the corner of the eye. When a tear duct becomes blocked and tears cannot drain away, bacteria may collect in the area and cause an infection. Inflammation from a cold or sinus infection may cause a blocked tear duct.
A momentary itching of the eyelid is probably nothing more than a passing speck of dust or some other minor irritant. But if you suffer from constant or recurring bouts of itching, then the culprit may be: Allergies - Dander, smoke, pollen and other allergens can cause a condition known as allergic conjunctivitis.
Check the label to see if you should shake your product before using. Usually, drops may be used as often as needed. Ointments are usually used 1 to 2 times daily as needed. If using an ointment once a day, it may be best to use it at bedtime.
If you experience eye pain, changes in vision, continued redness or irritation of the eye, or if your eye condition gets worse or lasts longer than 72 hours, discontinue use and consult your care team. To avoid contamination of this product, do not touch the tip of the container to any surface.
Dry eye relief while you sleep
SYSTANE® NIGHTTIME Ointment is designed to keep your eyes lubricated and comfortable while you sleep. It forms a smooth, protective layer for the eyes that provides dry eye symptom relief at night.
For most people with occasional or mild dry eye symptoms, it's enough to regularly use nonprescription eye drops, also called artificial tears. If your symptoms are persistent and more serious, you have other options.
Use this medication in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day as needed or as directed by your doctor. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over the eye and place 1 drop into the pouch.
Itchy Eyes: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments. The warmth and beauty of spring can lead to itchy eyes. So can infection and other conditions. The good news is they usually aren't a sign of something serious.
Dry eye is a chronic condition. It doesn't have a cure, but treatments can help manage your symptoms. You may have to try several different treatments to find what works best for you. This can be a stressful process, but it's worth the effort.
In some cases, eye allergy reactions may last less than an hour or they may last days, while in others they may last for several weeks or longer especially during a high-pollen season.
Water helps keep your eyes moist and produces healthy tears. Lack of tear production is a sign of dry eye syndrome. Drinking enough water is a simple way to resolve your dry eye syndrome. To keep your body healthy, you should drink eight to ten glasses of water every day.
However, rubbing your eyes can make your allergy symptoms worse. This is because when you rub your eyes, you release histamines, which can cause even more itching and redness. Additionally, your hands can get covered with allergens. If you then rub your eyes, you may introduce more allergens, worsening your symptoms.
Rubbing the eyes can increase eye pressure, disrupt blood flow, and result in nerve damage in those with glaucoma. Rubbing the eyes can result in thinning of the cornea (keratoconus) and cause distorted vision.
Important Information for the SYSTANE Family of Products
While SYSTANE Ultra is designed for dry eye with aqueous deficient patients, SYSTANE Balance lubricant eye drops are designed specifically for patients with dry eye associated with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
SYSTANE® COMPLETE Preservative-Free
Our most advanced COMPLETE formula provides 8 hours of relief for all types of dry eye in just one drop.