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Food Allergies And Watery Eyes
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
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
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
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
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
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
Allergies: You can try otc antihistamines - by mouth or eye drops. ...Read more
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
Probably not: Environmental allergies do not usually occur in infancy. Allergies are the result of a hyperactive immune system reaction. Infants still have fairly immature immune systems which are not capable of this specific reaction. An infant with watery eyes may be responding to allergens in the environment, but it is an irritant response, not a true allergy. Watering is the way the eyes clean themselves. ...Read more
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
Can allergies cause headaches? Also do allergies necessarily always present themselves with watery eyes and sneezing? I don't have these symptoms.
Mgt: Allergies may result in nasal congestion and sinus pressure headaches. ...Read more
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
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
Children have green snot, drainage, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes. High pollen count. Is this allergies or cold?
I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?
Be more specific: What do you mean by sinusitis symptoms? If you meant a headache then it may not necessarily be from sinus problem. Just this morning I saw a patient who complained of having sinus infections about 9x/year. On further questioning, what she described was actually migraines and not sinus infections. ...Read more
Since mould appear in house have had cough, itchy/watery eyes, and what feel like post nasal drip. Does it sound like mould allergy or something else?
Possible: Mold allergy can cause all of your symptoms but need testing to be certain. One helpful hint is that your symptoms would improve or resolve within a day after leaving the house. Regardless, you need to stay out of the affected area (which needs be isolated) until the mold and water problem has been fixed. ...Read more
My almost 21 mo old is sneezing and has watery eyes much like my older kids' allergies. Is a smaller dose of Claritin (loratadine) okay for her? It's bad day/night
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
I have allergies some nights and not others. It's mostly watery eyes. Sometimes a runny nose. I changed pillows and that helped. Aside from over?
I have a really bad allergies with watery eyes and running nose what is the best medication I could take? I had take Allegra (fexofenadine) D but it doesn't work.
Allergic rhinitis: Itchy watery nose associated with sneezing is usually a symptom of allergic rhinitis. Make notes of when these symptoms occur, to help you identify what might be triggering it. Over the counter antihistamines (Zyrtec, Claritin) may help, but some people find more relief with nasal steroid sprays such as Rhinocort Aq (over the counter) or Nasonex (mometasone) (Rx). ...Read more
Possibly: These symptoms may be caused by allergies or also can be viral. If you have them frequently lasting longer than 2 weeks, most likely an allergy trigger. An allergist can help evaluate your symptoms and help treat it appropriately. ...Read more
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
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