Any hay fever or eye allergy sufferer will have told you this was true! You get that first knawing itch of the eyes and you try not to touch but next thing your hand is rubbing the offending eye and lo and behold the itching suddenly becomes far worse and you feel like tearing your eyes out!! Sound familiar??
Well now there is medical science to back this up and explain it. It is now understood that rubbing the eye causes more harmful molecules to be released. I found this article on readingeagle.com