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How Can I Care For Watery Eyes At Home
Watery eyes: Watery eyes can be suggestive of allergy but also of dry eyes. If the eyes are itchy it is more suggestive of allergy. If you have a gritty or sandy feeling , then dry eyes are most likely. The use of otc ocular lubricants/tears can sometimes be helpful.. For allergy, there are otc allergy eye drops that can be tried. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Involves eyelid edge: Take a clean washcloth and wet it in very warm water and place it over the closed eyelids for 5 minutes. Place the warm, wet washcloth over the index finger and apply a diluted solution of 50% baby shampoo. Clean one eye at a time, closing the eye you are cleaning, and rubbing the washcloth or your finger over the eyelashes and lid margins several times using horizontal strokes. Rinse thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What can I take to prevent eye discharge? I often have eye discharge all the time and I was wondering if I can do at home remedies to help it. Thanks!
Eyewash: For watery eye discharge, caused by environmental irritants, mild viral infections, trauma and allergies, frequent irrigation with refrigerator-cooled eyewash or collyrium helps. Avoid rubbing your eyes as this always makes it worse. Dry your eyes with a Kleenex or eye pad. If it doesn't respond in a few days (less than or equal to 4), see your eye doctor. The very best of wishes! ...Read more
What to do if I am still a teen and I'm starting to get bags under my eyes. what are some quick and easy home remedies?
The febrile response: Can be controlled with several over the counter antipyretics. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are most commonly used in kids. Adults may use aspirin. Steroids such as Prednisone are potent antipyretic agents that can be prescribed by a physician. Supportive measures like cool clothes can also provide relief. But be certain the fever is not a sign of something more serious. Consult your dr. W/ concerns. ...Read more
My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, eyelid redness and red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only). Am I able to treat him with maxitrol? We were seen at urgent care 2 days ago and I do not want to have to take him back if at all possible.
How do I get medicine for pink eye when I am far away from home and there is no walk-in clinic available?
Beach Foot Care: There are a two important tips for beach goers this summer. First, be sure that you apply (and reapply at appropriate intervals based on type of sunscreen and activity level) appropriate amounts of sunscreen. Second, sand at the beach can be hot (and can hide sharp objects like glass and broken shells) and you should wear some form foot protection to prevent injuries to the feet. ...Read more
My daughters eye is red and painful. How can I tell if its pink eye until I get her to dr.? What OTC can I give her for pain?
How long should my eyes stay dilated after a visit with an eye doctor? I think they use too much medicine.
It depends: It depends on what eye drops are used to dilate your eyes. Some dilating drops last only around 3 hours, another may last 6 hours , another may last 2 to 4 days and another may last up to 2 weeks. The 2 to 4 day and the 2 week drops are used for treatment as opposed to examining an eye. Also, some eyes tend to be more sensitive to dilating drops and the effect tends to last longer in such patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a good way to get medicine for pink eye when I am away from home and there is no walk-in clinic available?
Call PCP: You may wish to call your pcp. If he/she knows you, them may call in a medicaiton for you based on your phone conversation and their knowledge of you. Otherwise, you may have to go to the nearest er. N0 tc medicaions for "pink eye" that I am aware of. Moist warm compresses, warm showers, bathing & getting the head wet all may help. If the eyes are red, "goopy" and if there is fever, go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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