Doctor insights on: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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