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My eyes won't stop blinking. Allergies?

My eyes won't stop blinking.  Allergies?

Maybe. Itching?: You will blink your eyes if they itch from allergies but blinking can be a symptom of many other eye problems like an infection, a foreign body, or sensitivity to strong light. Blinking can also be an involuntary nervous habit called a "tic" the photo is of "cobblestoning" on the lower eyelid, commonly seen in allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Did headache cause watering eyes that won't stop?

Did headache cause watering eyes that won't stop?

Sinus headache-yes: Sinus congestion and subsequently nasal congestion may have blocked your tear drainage canals. ...Read more

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Why do contacts make my eyes dry n irritated. I soak them overnight. Eye drops momentarily work?

Why do contacts make my eyes dry n irritated. I soak them overnight. Eye drops momentarily work?

Contact irritation: Causes could include: dirty lenses that need to be replaced with new ones; a sensitivity to contact solution; environmental allergies; poorly fitting lenses; lenses with wrong water content for your eyes; dry eye. Dry eye may be due to hormones, medications (eg antihistamines, retin a) or environment. It is probably best if you see your eye doctor asap to help trouble shoot this problem. ...Read more

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How can I stop my eyes watering so much?

How can I stop my eyes watering so much?

Many causes: There are many potential causes of watering eyes (tearing). Eyes can tear either because they are producing too much tears, usually due to ocular surfaces diseases (like allergies, blepharitis or even mild dry eyes) or some irritation on the surface of the eye, or due to a blockage in the tear drainage system. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I stop watery eyes and nose cold?

How do I stop watery eyes and nose cold?

Anti-histamines: Given that you have seen your primary care or ENT and have viral cold diagnosis. You can use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg 2 hrs before sleeping and naphcon-a drops 3x a day for a maximum of 5 days. If symptoms persists see your doctor again. ...Read more

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How do I make my eye lids stop twitches?

How do I make my eye lids stop twitches?

Wait: Most eyelid twitching resolves on its own with time. Occasionally, when it lasts more than a few months, it is either blepharospasm or hemifacial spasm and needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...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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What to do if there's constant dry gritty eyes! eye drops arent working!?

What to do if there's constant dry gritty eyes! eye drops arent working!?

See Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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My eyes itch like crazy. I tried eye drops, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and cold water. When i put the water in my eyes it just made my eyes hurt! how do I fix my dry itchy eyes?

My eyes itch like crazy. I tried eye drops, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and cold water. When i put the water in my eyes it just made my eyes hurt! how do I fix my dry itchy eyes?

Itchy: Most itchy eyes are related to allergy or to blepharitis-- you can try over the counter zaditor (ketotifen) for ocular allergy-- try two drops a day for several days- if not better, make an appointment with your local eye doctor... ...Read more

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What to do if I have tried prescription eye drops over-the-counter eye drops and my eyes are swollen red itchy, and won't stop watering, what can I do?

What to do if I have tried prescription eye drops over-the-counter eye drops and my eyes are swollen red itchy, and won't stop watering, what can I do?

Allergic Conj-itis: Allergic conjunctivitis can be very annoying. Use cold ice packs if possible when itching sensation starts to stop cycle of allergy. Cold non preserved artificial tears 4-6x/day as needs. MD can Rx mast cell stabilizer to help as well. Steroids used as last resort. Allergy tests can be done early to ID culprits, immunotherapy also; See http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for tiered approach on Rx. ...Read more

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I have excessive dry eyes from sjrogrens sydrome.I use eye gel drops w/ no help & wear contacts. I blink so hard I have premature wrinkles below eyes.

I have excessive dry eyes from sjrogrens sydrome.I use eye gel drops w/ no help & wear contacts. I blink so hard I have premature wrinkles below eyes.

Tough disease: This is a tough one to deal with. Sjogren's disease is defined by its dry eye and mouth. Contracts cause more drying by their nature of reducing the permeability of tears. You can add punctal plugs to your regiment, daily preservative free tears and consider Restasis as a medication intervention. ...Read more

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I have REALY itchy eyes I've tried itchy eye drops but that doesn't help what can I do.? I do have dry eyes I take Restasis. But doesn't help the itch

I have REALY itchy eyes I've tried itchy eye drops but that doesn't help what can I do.? I do have dry eyes I take Restasis. But doesn't help the itch

Allergy and dry eyes: Dry eyes can exacerbate allergic conjunctivitis. You will need to maximize your dry eye treatment (beyond just Restasis). Are you using OTC allergy drops? Prescription- strength allergy drops are much more effective. See your eye MD. ...Read more

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Why do eyes still burn after putting eye drops(preservative free)? I have Dry Eye.

Why do eyes still burn after putting eye drops(preservative free)? I have Dry Eye.

Irritation: Dry eyes are predisposed to ocular surface changes that can have varied symptoms, such as foreign body sensation, blurry vision, redness, pain, heaviness, fatigue with prolonged near vision tasks, reflex tearing or absence of tearing to name a few. Dry eye therapy involves many approaches to treating & helping improve the symptoms. Even the treatments can have associated irritations. ...Read more

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For years my eyes have watered incessantly at night; I'm constantly wiping them as if I can't stop crying. Eyes also burn when I do cry even slightly.

For years my eyes have watered incessantly at night; I'm constantly wiping them as if I can't stop crying. Eyes also burn when I do cry even slightly.

See an eye doctor: You want to have them check the cause for epiphora (tearing of the eyes), check the puncta (drainage apparatus between eyes and nose) & check your lids for proper closure.An oculoplastic surgeon can evaluate it easily, as can a general ophthalmologist.If you have even some exposure when sleeping causing dryness, you can benefit from lubricating ointment.May need to have your thyroid evaluated too. ...Read more

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My eyes are constantly itchy no matter how much eye drops i use. Do you think it could still be pink eye, or something else?

My eyes are constantly itchy no matter how much eye drops i use. Do you think it could still be pink eye, or something else?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop my eyes watering when I go outside? Strange that it happens.

How to stop my eyes watering when I go outside?  Strange that it happens.

Allergies?: Do you have allergies that may be irritating your eyes and making them water? There are eye drops that can help stop the reaction to allergies. Are you sensitive to light? Sunglasses may help that too. But the biggest thing is to figure out the cause of the tearing and fix that. ...Read more

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I have constant bloodshot eyes, I do have allergies but eye drops just don't fix it, help?

I have constant bloodshot eyes, I do have allergies but eye drops just don't fix it, help?

Dry eyes?: If redness is the only problem and you are not exposed to irritants often, a lack of tear production (dry eyes) may well be the reason try using a preservative-free artificial tear droop 3 to 4 times a day regularly and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Why does chromal eye drop make my eyes itch so much?

Why does chromal eye drop make my eyes itch so much?

Allergy: Cromal is chromolyn sodium, a medication used for allergy to block release of histamine from mast cells. It is relatively mild, so i suspect your itching is undertreated allergy. See an ophthalmologist. You likely need a stronger medication. ...Read more