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Can niacin cause dry eye

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: You sound ill. If it just started all of a sudden go to urgent care or er, and i rarely give that advice!
Dr. Joseph Moore
33 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Niacin commonly causes flushing (hot feeling, red skin, tingling) and headaches after taking, particularly doses greater than 1000 mg. The best thing ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Glasses: Protective glasses/eye wear such as goggles, help and medical treatment for your dry eye such as Restasis and omega 3 suppliments.
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Dr. Val Zudans
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Wind induced dry eye: Wrap around sunglasses are an obvious help. Omega 3 supplements improve tear production. Using artificial tears prior to entering a windy environmen ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
The same thing: As in everyone else. Dry eye does not cause headaches.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes!: Allergies can cause problems with dry eyes. Allergy pills cause decreased tear production. Allergies themselves cause also inflammation of the tissu ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes and yes: The treatment needs to tailored by your ophthalmologist. Make an appointment soon.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: This could be due to dry eyes but could also be related to a much more serious eye disorder. You should see an opthomologist and get checked
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Ripple effect: Since the ripple effect occurs with blinking, the cause is on the surface of the eye. It was correct to assess the tear film because that would have b ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Cough - yes: Ace - inhibitors cause a cough in about 10% of users and the cough, when present, resolves within a few days of stopping the medicine. Dry mucous me ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
34 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple triggers: Eye allergies are due to direct contact with pollens (tree, grasses and weeds), danders (dog, cat), dust mites and molds. Symptoms usually include it ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Most dry eye is caused by aging. Some is caused by inflammation in the eye. Calcium is not known to cause dry eyes.

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