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How Can I Stop My Eyes From Becoming Irritated Due To Computer Work
How irritating!: Red eyes in this case mean one thing - your eyes are irritated. Now the trick is to find out why. It could be your lens solution, the wrong type of contact (you may need the more "breathable ones", the wrong fit, leaving them in to long, a crappy environment (to dry, smoky, etc..). I would talk to my ophthalmologist to make sure fit and style are right for you, then try gradually changing things. ...Read more
I have inflamed eyes caused by sleeping with my contacts in, how long will these eyedrops take to work?
Contacts: There are some serious conditions that can be caused by sleeping with or having prolonged use of daily wear contacts. I think it is prudent to not use eye drops for this without being seen by an ophthalmologist. Do not under any circumstances put your contacts in when you have red eyes. You must have a pair of glasses as back up. If you want to avoid this get contacts you can sleep in. ...Read more
Few tips: Wash your hands and face when you come in from outside. There are OTC or prescription antihistamine eye drops. Systemic antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine). If all that fails consider allergy shots. I would see an allergist to test for what you are allergic to and go from there. ...Read more
Get he eye ck up : It will be prudent to stop using the eyeliner for now , till you get your eyes checked by am ophthatlmologist. ...Read more
Eyelash do fall out: & are then replaced. Try to get 8 hours sleep per night, maintain good hydration, eat healthfully, maintain normal cholesterol levels. Eyelash enhancement products can be used. Although I am not endorsing any products, some examples are: Latisse, (bimatoprost) Renew Lash, Revitalsh Eye, Enormous Lash & Lilash. ...Read more
Dry eye: Your eyes are getting dry while you are using the computer. Instead of massaging your eyes, try using artificial tears and taking a short break if possible. Warm compresses of the eyelid are fine but i would avoid firm massaging of your eyes themselves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My eyes get very red from wearing contacts, what can I do to prevent this so I can still wear them?
Red eye: Contacts deprive the eye of oxygen. Things you can do to prevent red eye include limiting the number of hours per day you wear contacts, trying another type of contact with greater oxygen content, avoiding sleeping in contacts, using artificial tears such as theratears to keep the eyes moist, taking one day off per week to wear glasses only, don't rub your eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My eyes have turned yellow because of sun damage/pollution could I use eye drops to help from time to time as i feel self-conscious of the colour?
Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is over the counter and this fails consider prescription mess such as bepreve (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will start coughing due to hair, plegm or dust in my throat and i wont be able to stop and start tearing in eyes. On/off daily. Whats wrong?
Allergies: Your intermittent cough is most likely due to environmental allergies, and possibly asthma. There are over-the-counter antihistamines which could help reduce the symptoms, and if they don't resolve the problem then use of nasal steroid spray and inhaled steroids may help stop the problem. Your primary care doctor will be able to help you find the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Oh my aching nose!: For temporary relief of nasal soreness, you can apply ointments such as vaseline or otc nasal gels to the inner nostrils to relieve the irritation, crusting, scabs and/or bleeding. Of course, the long term solution is to treat the allergies with steroid nasal sprays, antihistamines, allergy shots, etc.To reduce the sneezing and runny nose that is causing the irritation in the first place. ...Read more
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