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Need Some Home Remedy for Itchy, Watery and Red Eyes

I have this tremendous itching and watering in my eyes with runny nose for last 3 days. My runny nose is okay now, but itching in my eyes is worse. I have allergy to dust and it often causes runny nose, but the itchy eyes is new thing. Please help me. Any OTC drops, home remedies to sooth my eyes, anything is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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CVS has a good eye wash that has boric acid as an inactive ingredient. It works really good for itchy, red eyes. It is the CVS brand, Soothing Eye Wash.

I had problems the first Spring after moving here. The eye doctor recommened Alaway. It's OTC. It's by Bausch & Lomb.

Here's a link for a coupon....since nothing is cheap :)
Good Luck

http://www.alaway.com/coupon

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I have found taking alfalfa and or garlic works well but long term you can eliminate allergies by building up your immune system. A good air purifier would be benefitial too Let me know if you would like any more specific info about getting rid of your allergies or the air Purifier we use.

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I use colloidal silver for that (as well as pink eye, etc.). 20ppm or less (not any more than that). Love it! I always keep this on hand for other ailments (pneumonia in a nebulizer, croup, etc.)

The other thing that would not hurt at all would be to do an eye wash of red raspberry leaf tea. I'd try that right now, since you probably have quicker access to that.

Good luck!

I use Clenzology Facial Solution AM or PM by Garden of Life. Last time I checked (over a year ago) they sell it at Natural Foods Warehouse and Good Nutrition health food stores. It's natural. You fill a bowl or sink with hot water, add salt and the solution, put face in and blink eyes. It works great! I found out about it from http://www.mercola.com.

You need to take an allergy medicine, like Zyrtec, Claritin or benedryl along with the eye drops. Wear sunglasses any time you go outside. We took our youngest daughter to the doctor 2 weeks ago regarding her allergies. The Dr. said that the pollen count the day before was a 10.1 out of a possible 12. So even though we've gotten a lot of rain to wash away some of the pollen it is still too early in the season.
Good luck!
Milly

New Sun (www.newsun.net) has a wonderful homeopathic allergy formula that really works. If you decide to go with them, be sure to get both the Foundational formula and the one for the South East geographic region. These formulas are water based and can be used orally, inhaled, and topically.

It's the Pollen in the air.

I had problems the first Spring after moving here. The eye doctor recommened Alaway. It's OTC. It's by Bausch & Lomb.

Here's a link for a coupon....since nothing is cheap :)
Good Luck

http://www.alaway.com/coupon

Zaditor eye drops used to be a prescription item, but now they're over the counter. My whole family is using them right now and they really do work. Burns a little, but worth it! Much more effective than Visine.

Good luck

i've been having the same problem, and just got some Visine A. C. last night. It burns at first bc it has an astringent, but really works to relieve itching and redness due to allergies.

CVS has a good eye wash that has boric acid as an inactive ingredient. It works really good for itchy, red eyes. It is the CVS brand, Soothing Eye Wash.

I have the same problems. I use generic OTC claritin. It's not expensive and it works wonders. Plus, I get to go outside whenever I want to and I don't spend my days trying to keep pollen and dust out of the house.

Dust free home. Vacuum often, make as much environment oen to no dust (from beds, clothes, rugs). Many times, in nicer weather we open our doors - bad for allergies. Keep a/c vents and filters clean. Even now, I have same problems because of the apt I live in.

It sounds like you're experiencing allergies. I would encourage you to try Claritin. Also, a new eye drop that I've heard WONDERFUL results from is Blink.

Hope this helps!

My son is asthmatic and the pollen kills his eyes. A home remedy that my mom still swears by is boric acid. You can find it already in liquid form at Wal Mart or you can get it in powder form and mix with warm water. Take a cotton ball and rub it over your eyelid, squeezing a little so that some will get in. It's quite amazing how quick it will take the red away.

C.

OTC Zertc, Zaditor eye drops are good too. Or you can go to your DR and get Flonase or other nasal allergy spray. Please don't take colloidal silver, it is very dangerous and has never been really proven to do anything except turn your skin blue/silver in color.

Good luck!
S.

I would take a Benadryl to help your itchy eyes. After the allergic episode you had, it sounds like you need an antihistamine (Benadryl) to counteract it. It will make you tired so make sure you do not have to drive after taking it.

This is allergy season and mine have kicked in too. Try Visine A. It is for allergies. I take the 24 hour OTC allergy medication and it works so well, I forget it all about my allergies!!

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