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Can alcohol consumption cause itchy watery eyes?

Can alcohol consumption cause itchy watery eyes?

Yes: Itchy and watery eyes are signs of ocular allergies that can be relieved by using antihistamine eye drops and avoiding the triggering sources that cause them. Alcohol consumption is not a common cause for this, but some people are more genetically predisposed to such reactions that cause flushing, nasal congestion, runny nose ; eyes, and even itching of mucosal surfaces, such as eyes and nose. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

Watery eyes.: Not to my knowledge but you should see an ophthalmologist or optometrist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden light sensitivity, preceded & accompanied by itchy / watery eyes?

What are the causes of sudden light sensitivity, preceded & accompanied by itchy / watery eyes?

Scratch or iritis: A sudden corneal scratch can cause this. If your eyes get very dry or you rub them, you might get a small scratch which hurts, makes your eyes water and become sensitive to sunlight. Alternative, you may have an iritis (swelling inside the eye). If it stays for a several hours, get checked. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of sudden light sensitivity and itchy/watery eyes?

What are the common causes of sudden light sensitivity and itchy/watery eyes?

Many: Tearing and photophobia can be related to a corneal problem, infection, foreign body, lashes, contact overwear, allergy, irritation, congenital glaucoma, inflammation inside the eye such as iritis, some type of mass stimulating lacrimal gland, etc. ...Read more

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Just found black mold in room. Son gets sick every 2 weeks and bf has itchy watery eyes and bad cough. Is all this caused by the mold?

Just found black mold in room. Son gets sick every 2 weeks and bf has itchy watery eyes and bad cough. Is all this caused by the mold?

Hard to say: Take him somewhere else for a few days to see if his symptoms persist. If they stop, then he is reacting to something in the room. Talk to his pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause me to feel occasional pain in eyes? I have no other symptoms (itchy/watery eyes) but I've had hay fever symptoms in the past?

Can hay fever cause me to feel occasional pain in eyes? I have no other symptoms (itchy/watery eyes) but I've had hay fever symptoms in the past?

See an eye doctor: Pain in the eye can be intraocular inflammation (inflammation inside the eye) which can be sight threatening. Allergic conjunctivitis should not cause eye pain. ...Read more

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What cream or medication can be effective against itchy scales around eyes along with watery eyes, and what could be the cause, doesn't get hay fever?

What cream or medication can be effective against itchy scales around eyes along with watery eyes, and what could be the cause, doesn't get hay fever?

Allergies!: Sounds like allergies! Treat for allergies. Creams, ointments, and lotions may make the situation worse. Som topical with steroid may be indicated or helpful, but needs be determined and monitored by doctor! ...Read more

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I used to have horrible allergies to cats. Throat close up, wheezing, itchy watery eyes. And now I have 3 cats and not a single reaction. What causes?

I used to have horrible allergies to cats. Throat close up, wheezing, itchy watery eyes. And now I have 3 cats and not a single reaction. What causes?

Cat allergieS: Two factors. 1- your age, with time, usually allergies tame down. 2- you may be less reactive to the cats you have, not all cats produce the same amount of allergens. You lucked out woth those three! ...Read more

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I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat. Cause and medication pls.

I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat. Cause and medication pls.

Allergies: Sounds like you are allergic to something in your environment. This time of year pollen allergies are very common. Avoiding exposure is ideal, but often impractical. Try daily use of otc antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (available generically) and use salt water (saline) nasal spray to clear the passages. If no better, ask your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is the best anti-histamine to buy for itchy watery eyes from allergies?

Which is the best anti-histamine to buy for itchy watery eyes from allergies?

Several: There are several to choose from, but the most effective are Cetirizine (zyrtec) and fexofenadene (allegra). You might also consider an over the counter antihistamine eye drop such as ketotifen. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended over-the-counter allergy medicine for itchy/watery eyes?

What is the most recommended over-the-counter allergy medicine for itchy/watery eyes?

Zaditor (ketotifen): My personal favorite otc allergy medicine is zaditor, (ketotifen) an antihistamine drop manufactured by novartis. This drop is used twice daily for allergy symptoms and can be used daily as needed. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has itchy watery eyes?

My 6 month old has itchy watery eyes?

Infection or others: This should be examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist. It could be an infection, an obstruction of the lacrimal (tear) outflow, or some issue with the inside of the eyes leading to excess tearing as an external sign. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended eye drops for itchy/watery eyes with contacts?

What is the most recommended eye drops for itchy/watery eyes with contacts?

Artificial tears: Can use rewetting drops. If there a lot of protein deposits buildup, then may need a better lens cleaning system or shorter wear schedule. If it's an allergy related to contact lens wear though, then may need a contact lens holiday and possibly other antihistamine or steroids. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, watery eyes and discharge or mucus in eyes. And they are red?

My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, watery eyes and discharge or mucus in eyes. And they are red?

Ophthalmologist: An eye Dr will help him. For antihistamine, use a non-sedating one: Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec. Generics are the same except cost less. Ketotifen and other eye drops are effective. Allergy shots may help, but involve numerous shots over a long time. ...Read more

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I have bad cold and now I am waking up with bloodshot itchy watery eyes crusted closed when I wake up in the am. Was right eye two days ago now both.

I have bad cold and now I am waking up with bloodshot itchy watery eyes crusted closed when I wake up in the am. Was right eye two days ago now both.

Conjunctivitis: Sounds like you need some antibiotics and possibly some eye drops, better perform a virtual consult so we can send them to your pharmacy. ...Read more

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Itchy watery eyes after eating power bars or protein shakes?

Itchy watery eyes after eating power bars or protein shakes?

Allergies: Looks like you're allergic to one of the ingredients in the power bars. Try different brand or different formulation. Do not keep eating the bars that are causing the symptoms. ...Read more

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My mom has itchy watery eyes and it is causing a lot of strain. See gp?

My mom has itchy watery eyes and it is causing a lot of strain. See gp?

See eye doc: She probably has allergies and should see and ophthalmologist for some drops to relieve her symptoms. Over the counter medication may work--i recommend zaditor (ketotifen) 2x per day. ...Read more

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Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Likely: Itching and tearing are classic symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. See you eye doctor to confirm that this is the problem and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Still suffering from ragweed or pollen; what to do with itchy watery eyes?

Still suffering from ragweed or pollen; what to do with itchy watery eyes?

Allergy drops: You could use an over the counter allery eyedrop such as zaditor (ketotifen). This in combination with cool, moist compresses usually gives relief. If this is not success full, you will need to see an ophthalmologist or allergist for prescription medication. The zaditior drops used to be available only by prescription but are now over the counter. ...Read more

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I have swollen / itchy/ watery eyes from tactu pump. Is it just a irritation or allergic reaction?

Tactupump: Hi, both medications inside Tactupump are very irritant for eyes, the gel should not be worn in eyes, lips, corner of nose and mouth. If u accidentally touch ur eyes while having the gel on ur fingers, rinse ur eyes with cold water, if no improvement please see an Eye MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I take benedryl with Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC? My cough is controlled but I have itchy watery eyes still. The two won't cancel each other out will they

Can I take benedryl with Robitussin (guaifenesin) AC? My cough is controlled but I have itchy watery eyes still. The two won't cancel each other out will they

Not a bit.: Http://www. Rxlist. Com/robitussin (guaifenesin)-ac-drug. Htm
no overlap in ingredients and the interaction is increased sedation.
the narcotic codeine and the alcohol in robitussin (guaifenesin) can be habit forming. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl be taken for an allergic reaction to a bunny. Itchy watery eyes with a little bit of swelling.

Can Benadryl be taken for an allergic reaction to a bunny. Itchy watery eyes with a little bit of swelling.

Yes: Benadryl or chlorpheramine are both highly effective treatment. They are inexpensive and can be bought at any drugstore without prescription. The only side effect is they cause sleepiness in many so take the first dose at night. ...Read more

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I get very itchy, red, puffy n watery eyes for about last 15days. Eye drop, antihistamine are not working, help?

I get very itchy, red, puffy n watery eyes for about last 15days. Eye drop, antihistamine are not working, help?

Itchy eyes: It must be allergy season where you live. If you have severe nasal allergies too, see an allergist, as controlling one helps the other. You can also get prescription steroid eye drops if antihistamine eye drops are not helping, did you try zaditor (ketotifen) otc? Best is to see an allergist. ...Read more

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I get very itchy, red, puffy n watery eyes for about last 15days. Eye drop, antihistamine are not working, what can I try?

I get very itchy, red, puffy n watery eyes for about last 15days. Eye drop, antihistamine are not working, what can I try?

Try seeing a doctor: If over the counter medications aren't doing the job, you need to see a physician for management. I suggest an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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When allergy season comes along instead of watery eyes and nose mine get very very dry and itchy including all over body itching? Seems strange 2 me?

Seems strange to me,: Seems strange to me, too. See your dr. Bring with you all pills including vitamins. Try rubbing in moisturizer immediatly after shower. ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy eyes. The following also describe me: Eye irritation, Gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants, and Watery eyes. What should I do?

I am experiencing itchy eyes. The following also describe me: Eye irritation, Gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants, and Watery eyes. What should I do?

? Allergic: conjunctivitis, or another eye problem, you want to see an ophthalmologist first, meanwhile, try to avoid / minimize rubbing your eyes, apply cold compresses, artificial tears, may help. Frequent hand washing to wash off allergens, and avoid allergens/irritants as much as you can. Finally, OTC antihistamines as cetirizine or loratadine taken regularly would help read the labels carefully, good luck ...Read more

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What is the most recommended allergy medication for itchy/watery eyes and sneezy/stuffy nose?

What is the most recommended allergy medication for itchy/watery eyes and sneezy/stuffy nose?

See a doctor: Assuming you have allergic eyes, there are some over-the-counter antihistamine eye drops that may help. Otherwise, a prescription drop would be needed. Antihistamine pills will improve the nasal conditions but may dry the eyes, leading to more irritation. You should see an eye doctor to ensure that this is allergic. ...Read more

Watery Eyes (Definition)

Tears out of proportion. Eyes need tear film to keep the cornea clear of any local or environmental foreign materials. The tears are produced by local as well as accessory lacrimal glands and are constantly being replaced by evaporation or suction by the nasolacrimal system into the nose. Watery eyes can result from many causes, some of which being too much production ...Read more