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Eyes arw utching and burning. Also experiencing some itching

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Eyes arw utching and burning. Also experiencing some itching of skin on head and shoulders, Suspect it may be because I had some shrimp scamp ilast night
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Hello there

itching is indeed one of the symptoms of allergic reactions. If it is related to your shelfish intake, it will get better withing 24-48 hours but you benadryl at 25 mg 3 times a day may be beneficial. Cool compresses to the eyes will help reduce the itching sensation and you may purchase some over the counter Naphcon A to reduce the allergic symptoms more. One concern I have is that if it does not get better, and you start to develop a rash on your head, it may be a shingles outbreak. That often has similar symptoms. In that case you need to be seen immediately for treatment. This is also true for any respiratory symptoms that you may develop. I wish you well, Dr. Stevens

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