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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Light Sensitivity

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Light Sensitivity (Definition)

Light sensitivity is a clinical finding in which either a person's eyes are more sensitive to light than normal resulting in pain with bright light or a person's skin is more likely to be sunburnt ...Read more


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What causes light sensitivity?

Photofobia: The transmission of pain impulses from activated peripheral sensory nerves to second-order neurons in trigeminal brain stem nuclei and upper cervical cord may cause sensitization of second-order neurons. Not only can this intensify the pain, it may also increase sensitivity to convergent sensory stimuli such as light (photophobia). See your primary doctor for evaluation, tests and imaging. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing light sensitivity what should I do to back it to normal?

I'm experiencing light sensitivity what should I do to back it to normal?

Eyes?: I assume you mean you eyes are sensitive to light. This may be due to overexposure to the sun, an infection, or getting something in your eyes such as makeup or sunscreen. Try avoiding these things, if it doesn't improve see your doctor or eye doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is light sensitivity common for people who have migraines?

Is light sensitivity common for people who have migraines?

Extremely: Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is one of the hallmarks of migraine headache. In fact, if someone has headaches and does not have light sensitivity, it casts some doubt upon migraine as the underlying diagnosis! ...Read more

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Is there a cure for light sensitivity or am i just stuck with it?

Maybe: Your eyes can be sensitive to light for a number of reasons. If the sensitivity is due to a condition that is irritating the cornea or iris, than treating those conditions will help the sensitivity. If your eyes are healthy, but just generally light sensitive, then decreasing the sensitivity by blocking some of the light with sunglasses or hats may help. A complete eye exam is recommended. ...Read more

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Dim vision and light sensitivity, what to do?

Dim vision and light sensitivity, what to do?

See an Eye MD: If you have an eye problem, an eye physician is a really good place to go. ...Read more

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Is light sensitivity common from antipyschotic navane (thiothixene)?

Is light sensitivity common  from antipyschotic navane (thiothixene)?

Skin photosensitive: Navane (thiothixene) can increase skin sensitivity to ultraviolet light, so sun precautions should be taken when using this drug. It is not particularly known for causing ocular light sensitivity. ...Read more

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Migrain symptoms for light sensitivity?

Migraine criteria: Sensory disturbances such as photophobia (i.e., light sensitivity) and phonophobia (i.e., sound sensitivity) are common and both of these criteria must be present if used for the diagnosis of migraine. Another important characteristic of migraine is that routine physical activity, or even head movement, often aggravates the headache. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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