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A 32-year-old member asked:

both my eyes are always bloodshot and itchy along with sinus headaches. why does this happen?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Larson
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: The sinus mucus membrane is similar to the conjunctiva membrane of the eye. They both have secretory gands and nests of inflamatory/allergy cells. Both can respond with a heightened immune repsonse.
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Allergy or dry: Allergy and dryness would be most common causes. Try an over the counter allergy eye drop such as zaditor (ketotifen) twice a day and see if this helps. Would also try using some artificial tears (also over the counter) 3-4 times a day. This should really help. Stay away from visine.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Conjunctivitis: A bloodshot eye can be due to many things: ie. Allergic conjunctivitis; sinusitis. The most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold artificial tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. Any vision change, see eyemd. Eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com.

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Why is the area around my child's eyes and nose all red?

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Allergy or infection: Could be allergies this time of year but could also be an infection called periorbital cellulitis or its close cousin orbital cellulitis. Periorbital and orbital cellulitis are both potentially fatal so your child needs to be seen asap.
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Should I be concerned that my skin has been itching throughout my pregnancy?

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Yes: Most of the time this is related to dry skin in pregnancy, but there is a condition called cholestasis of pregnancy that could be the culprit. Cholestasis can be very concerning and can cause problems for the baby. Itchiness without a rash in pregnancy needs to be evaluated by your doctor. There's a lab test for bile acids that can be done to look for cholestasis.
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Is itching skin common in pregnancy?

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Yes: Most of the reasons are not serious such as dry skin or pupps. But a more serious but rare cause is cholestasis of pregnancy. There is no rash and the hands and feet itch the most.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are some complications of laser eye surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Very Few: While laser eye surgery (lasik, prk) is very safe, there can rarley be complications that may affect vision. Most commonly, the eye may not achieve perfect vision, and an enhancement may be needed later. Dry eyes can occur and last for several months, and small abrasions may be present for a few days. More rarely, surface skin can sometimes grow under the flap, causing blurred vision.
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A 52-year-old male asked:

Can pressure behind the eyes be a thyroid condition?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Possible: Thyroid disease can cause eye problem but many other conditions can also cause this: allergy, sinus infection, tumor...See your doctor to have your thyroid level checked. If it's normal, then the thyroid is not causing the eye problem. Good luck.

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