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

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Dr. Christopher Larson answered

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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.

Answered 12/10/2013

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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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.

Answered 2/24/2014

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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.

Answered 12/10/2013

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