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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

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


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Watery eyes. Can this be an allergy to rabbits or smoke?

Watery eyes. Can this be an allergy to rabbits or smoke?

Possibly: Allergy to rabbits can certainly cause watery eyes, but it is usually accompanied by itching of the eyes/nose and sneezing, congestion, or breathing symptoms. Smoke is an irritant that can irritate the membranes covering the eyes. It also irritates the mucus membranes in the nose and lungs, so may also cause congestion and wheezing, but should not cause itching. See an eye doctor or allergist. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine for a baby 8 months old with noses allergy and watery eyes?

What kind of medicine for a baby 8 months old with noses allergy and watery eyes?

Support: Suction after application of saline (salt water) drops, and a vaporizer. Cool compresses to the eyes. If your child is acting normally, sleeping well, etc. Nothing really needs done. Over the counter cold cures are not recommended due to safety risks. If your child is suffering, call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine for a baby 8 months old with noses allergy and watery eyes?

What kind of medicine for a baby 8 months old with noses allergy and watery eyes?

Find cause: The best medicine is trying to find out what is causing your child's symptoms. It could be something he is eating, inhaling as in a chemical or something in the environment. Try to pinpoint when the symptoms worsen and take all the information to your doc. ...Read more

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Watery eyes since eating smoked lapin. Is this a rabbit allergy reaction or just due to the smoke?

Watery eyes since eating smoked lapin. Is this a rabbit allergy reaction or just due to the smoke?

Not rabbit allergy: Food allergy usually starts within 30 min. And involves some or all of following: itchy/swollen lips/mouth/throat, nausea, vomitting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, flushing, itchy skin, hives, chest tightness, wheezing, runny/stuffy nose, itchy/watery eyes, lightheadedness/low bp. It is rare to have a single symptom except itchy mouth and symptoms resolve within 24 hours. ...Read more

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During spring I would just have watery eyes but This spring I had very bad pollen allergies. Why has my allergy become so severe?

During spring I would just have watery eyes but This spring I had very bad pollen allergies. Why has my allergy become so severe?

Normal: It is normal for allergy severity to fluctuate from year to year. It is related to the amount of pollen in the air and to variations related to your immune system. Some allergic eye problems (examples: vernal conjunctivitis, atopic keratoconjunctivitis) need to be evaluated as do other eye problems such as infection. If you notice changes in your symptoms, best to see Allergist. ...Read more

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Best OTC allergy medicine for watery eyes?

Best OTC allergy medicine for watery eyes?

Ketotifen eye drops: Ketotifen is marketed over the couter as Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops, and is used twice daily. Generally as effective as most prescription eye drops, and you only have to use it twice daily. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medication when you have watery eyes?

What is considered the most effective allergy medication when you have watery eyes?

Claritin (loratadine): Good evening,
for symptoms of allergy such as itchy throat, itchy eyes and runny nose, over the counter medications such as Claritin (loratadine) 10 milligrams are safe to take. Frequent use once per day may be needed until the end of pollen season. ...Read more

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What can I give my 4month son for allergies watery eyes sneezing?

What can I give my 4month son for allergies watery eyes sneezing?

Would not treat: Highly unlikely for a 4 month old to have environmental allergies. Environmental allergies normally require a couple of seasonal exposures to develop. This most likely is an upper respiratory infection, or a cold. No otc cold medications are recommended for children under the age of 6. Make sure there is nothing that could be a respiratory irritant to your child, such as cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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How to get rid of watery eyes best, allergy pills or allergy eyedrops?

How to get rid of watery eyes best, allergy pills or allergy eyedrops?

Try Zaditor (ketotifen) drops: And use natural tears during the day to rinse out the pollen dust etc. Or try naphcona. Both come as genetics =cheaper just as good. ...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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What causes watery eyes? My eyes have been very watery off & on for a few weeks. They also are very sore. Is this allergies or something else?

What causes watery eyes? My eyes have been very watery off & on for a few weeks. They also are very sore. Is this allergies or something else?

Varied causes: Commonly watery eyes are due to reflex tearing stimulated by dry eyes. This represents a protective mechanism. Furthermore, other causes can include: allergy, blocked or partially blocked tear drainage system, wind, dust, medications, hormonal changes, occupational sources (computers) etc. Trial artificial tears to soothe eyes. See Eye MD for evaluation to disclose definitive cause. ...Read more

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My son seems to always be having watery eyes and running nose whenever he is outside. Could he have allergies? He's only 1 1/2 years old.

My son seems to always be having watery eyes and running nose whenever he is outside. Could he have allergies? He's only 1 1/2 years old.

Yes: Although atypical to have allergic rhino-conjunctivitis at such an early age, allergies can occur at any age. The best therapy is to avoid his triggers. No need for medications unless symptoms are severe and cause distress. ...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?

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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How long do the runny nose and watery eyes from allergy normally last?

How long do the runny nose and watery eyes from allergy normally last?

Until treated or....: Allergy is an inflammatory response to a substance (the allergen). When it is eliminated, problem over soon. To block the effect of the allergen, an antihistamine is suggested which will work quickly as well. Drops work on the eyes better than pill form. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more