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Water containing washing up liquid splashed in my eye while cleaning my dishes. I did dab my eye and splashed it with clean water, is this enough?

Water containing washing up liquid splashed in my eye while cleaning my dishes. I did dab my eye and splashed it with clean water, is this enough?

Use drops: Use eye wash from a drug store to rinse the eye thoroughly and then use artificial tears every hr or two while awake for a day or so. You should be fine. If pain redness or blurry vision persists see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I clean carpets, some dirty water from a unit got in my eye. The process does not use steam or chemicals just cold water home had pets. Any concerns?

I clean carpets, some dirty water from a unit got in my eye. The process does not use steam or chemicals just cold water home had pets. Any concerns?

Best treatment: Would be to immediately flush the eye using a portable eyewash device. Monitor for any changes in sensation, redness, vision changes and see your doctor as needed. ...Read more

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Hi, I got a little dirty water splashed into my eye. I washed it with warm water immediately. No redness or irritation yet. How serious can it be? Thanks

Hi, I got a little dirty water splashed into my eye. I washed it with warm water immediately. No redness or irritation yet. How serious can it be? Thanks

Depends: That depends how long ago this happened. First things first, you did the right thing to wash it out immediately. If your eyes don't hurt and are not red, It is likely nothing to worry about. Just get it checked out to rule out some rarer issues just in case ...Read more

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My eyes keep watering and I can't stop them. Help?

My eyes keep watering and I can't stop them. Help?

Allergic eyes: Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with appropriate eye drops or even some nasal sprays or oral medications. If you’re not sure of the diagnosis, though, or if OTC treatments don’t help, then you should seek a medical opinion. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my eyes are constantly watering, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my eyes are constantly watering, what do you suggest?

Two causes..: First is that the tear drainage system may be blocked. The only way to fix this is to see you eye doctor. Second, the surface of your eye may be irritated. This sends a signal to the brain that your eye needs more tears. Putting lubricating eye drops in the eyes will slow down the watering. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes water when I yawn?

Why do my eyes water when I yawn?

Muscle contraction: Yawning often produces a reflex tearing response as a result of the facial muscle contractions produced when the mouth opens widely during the yawn. Now just what causes the yawn is yet to be fully elucidated. ...Read more

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My eyes keep watering every time I eat peppers?

My eyes keep watering every time I eat peppers?

Ocular irritation: Peppers can cause irritation of the ocular surface and loss of vision. You can try artificial tears as therapy. ...Read more

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How is it that my eyes water every time I yawn?

How is it that my eyes water every time I yawn?

Its common: The mechanism for yawning also is linked to the mechanism for tearing. Therefore when yawning occurance, a temporary influx of tears comes out. ...Read more

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Why is it that every time I yawn, my eyes water??!

Why is it that every time I yawn, my eyes water??!

Tear ducts squeezed: Your tear ducts are squeezed when you yawn and that leads to watering of your eyes. ...Read more

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Think I scratched my eyeball &it hurts bad&is watering. What should I do?

Go to ED.: You could have a corneal laceration, which requires an immediate evaluation and may require antibiotic drops and Ophthalmologist follow-up. ...Read more

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What may be causing sudden watering eyes?

What may be causing sudden watering eyes?

Sudden eye watering: This occur due to any issue which irritates the eyes and stimulates the reflex tearing. Try using some artificial tears to lubricate the eyes and break the cycle. If persistent, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my healthto put water in my eye?

Is it bad for my healthto put water in my eye?

Not really, but..: Tears is best for your eyes. Water will not directly damage your eyes (you swim, don't you?), but you will be depriving your eyes of all the good stuff that's in your natural tears, and eventually this may cause a chronic problem if you don't allow your tears to moisturize your eyes. So for short period of times, no. ...Read more

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What causes eyes to water constantly besides allergies?

What causes eyes to water constantly besides allergies?

Dry eyes: Either blocked tear ducts (draining into the nose- usually one side only) or dry eyes can induce tearing. It may seem ironic that when the eyes produces insufficient amount to tear, excessive tearing occurs (this is from over-compensation of tear production when the eyes get too irritated from the lack of an even supply of tear). Artificial eye drops may help. If not see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Watering eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Watering eyes?

Watering eyes: Watering eyes = epiphora -tearing consistently or excessively. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/watery-eyes/basics/definition/SYM-20050821. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having to squint my eyes because they keep watering?

Why do I keep having to squint my eyes because they keep watering?

Possibly dry eye: Tearing can by a symptom of dry eye. The large tear gland (lacrimal gland) can excessively produce tears if the eyes become dry enough (reflex tearing). There may also be a tendency to close the eyes protectively if they are dry. There are other conditions that can cause tearing, such as an obstructed tear drainage system and inflammation in the eye. An eye exam would be required for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have constant eye watering. What is wrong with me, any recommendations?

I have constant eye watering. What is wrong with me, any recommendations?

Conjunctivitis: This could be allergic, irritating, viral or bacterial. Some types can resolve on their own, but some require treatment with eye drops. Have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Watering eye for 3 years old child?

Watering eye for 3 years old child?

Few possibilites: Could be an infection, foreign body or other irritation like an abrasion, part of a viral illness, allergy. Would need more information to sort out. ...Read more

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What is it if one eye keeps watering up and burning?

What is it if one eye keeps watering up and burning?

Dry eyes: Sounds weird, but bad dry eyes can cause chronic tearing. Use artificial tears when you are on the computer for a while or doing whatever activity worsens the symptoms. Do it before it gets so bad that you are tearing up. If it helps prevent the bad flare ups, you'll have an answer. See your eye md if it doesn't help. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant eye watering for no reason?

What to do if there's constant eye watering for no reason?

Probably dry eyes: While focusing on something like using the computer or reading, people tend to blink less often. This predisposes to dry and irritated eyes. As a reflex, your eyes will water to try and compensate. Try artificial tears to help your eyes stay lubricated. Good luck. ...Read more

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My elderly friend has gloccomia and her eye won't stop watering?

My elderly friend has gloccomia and her eye won't stop watering?

In addition: Sometimes the cornea will become swollen and cause these signs and symtoms also. This needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Red watering eye with discharge?

Red watering eye with discharge?

Could b many things: This is a symptom that needs an examination by a experienced ophthalmologist. Don't try to self diagnose. It could be a severe bacterial infection, a corneal abrasion, a viral infection. Impossible to diagnose without looking. ...Read more

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Is cool water good for red eyes?

Not really: While cool compresses can help irritated eyes feel better, you should not instill water in the eyes. The eyes are bathed in tears, not water, and water can be irritating to the surface of the eye. In addition, tap water contains certain organisms which can cause serious eye infections. See your eye doctor to determine the cause of your red eyes and the best treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy pill for watering eyes?

What is the best allergy pill for watering eyes?

Something to try: If you are certain that the watering is coming from allergies, try over the counter antihistamines (claritin, allegra, zyrtec). Can even try chilled artificial tears or cool compress. Next in line would be over the counter zaditor (ketotifen). Good luck! ...Read more

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Any ideas why my eye keeps watering for no reason?

Any ideas why my eye keeps watering for no reason?

Conjunctivitis: This could be allergic, irritating, viral or bacterial. Some types can resolve on their own, but some require treatment with eye drops. Have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Can you damage eye with water squirt from toy water gun?

Can you damage eye with water squirt from toy water gun?

Irritation: It can irritate the eye, so you may notice some redness of the white of the eye. The force from a squirt gun is not enough pressure to cause any other problems. If the water was dirty, there is risk of infection. Just keep an eye on it and if there is pain or drainage, see doc. ...Read more