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How do I stop watery eyes and nose cold?

How do I stop watery eyes and nose cold?

Anti-histamines: Given that you have seen your primary care or ENT and have viral cold diagnosis. You can use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg 2 hrs before sleeping and naphcon-a drops 3x a day for a maximum of 5 days. If symptoms persists see your doctor again. ...Read more

Watery Eyes (Definition)

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


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My little boy has watery eyes. He is not sick. He has a slight cold. I'm giving him nurofen for children 6 plus. Is it a cold he has.

My little boy has watery eyes. He is not sick. He has a slight cold. I'm giving him nurofen for children 6 plus. Is it a cold he has.

Watery eyes: Tear ducts drain into the nose, so when the "lining" of the nose is swollen or congested, the tear ducts can be blocked which would cause an overflow of tears. Sometimes, the eyes themselves are irritated and may have increased inflammation with increased tearing. ...Read more

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Suffering with watery eyes along with cold and cough, sometimes very difficult to take breathe?

Suffering with watery eyes along with cold and cough, sometimes very difficult to take breathe?

Cold: If you do have troubles breathing besides that of nasal congestion, you will need to turn yourself to see a doctor promptly as it may be lodging in your lungs. If you have troubles breathing through your nose, try over-the-counter decongestants (sudafed, afrin for no more than 3 days in a row) or better off humidifier mist inhalations and nasal rinses with neti pot (may be hard at first). ...Read more

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On friday I was not ill. But the next day I suddenly got ill runny noise fever and watery eyes and the extra hearing went how to stop all this?

On friday I was not ill. But the next day I suddenly got ill runny noise fever and watery eyes and the extra hearing went how to stop all this?

Runny nose/watery ey: Seems like you might have a cold (upper respiratory tract infection). Usually viral or can be allergies. Antihistamines may help with the runny nose and eyes in both situations.. Sometimes Vit C can help as well. Drink plenty of fluids, rest,keep warm . If fever, sinusitis, ear ache, persistent cough seek immediate medical attention. Follow with doc/urgent care ...Read more

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I have bad cold and now I am waking up with bloodshot itchy watery eyes crusted closed when I wake up in the am. Was right eye two days ago now both.

Conjunctivitis: sounds like you need some antibiotics and possibly some eye drops, better perform a virtual consult so we can send them to your pharmacy. ...Read more

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Watery eyes been usimg restasis for a month I've tried refresh which caused discomfort what eye drops do you reccomend to stop the eyes from watering ?

Watery eyes been usimg restasis for a month I've tried refresh which caused discomfort what eye drops do you reccomend to stop the eyes from watering ?

Dry Eye: The best eye drops for dry eye are theratears and genteal gel (both over-the-counter). Systane is also a good choice. For bedtime, i recommend refresh pm ointment in each eye.
Restasis is used for moderate to severe dryness. Other things to consider are a humidifier on dry winter days, and to avoid having a ceiling fan over the bed while sleeping. ...Read more

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I suddently got ill on Saturday runny nose watery eyes extra hear loss gone. How to stop runny nose, watery eyes and get extra hearing again as usual?

I suddently got ill on Saturday runny nose watery eyes extra hear loss gone. How to stop runny nose, watery eyes and get extra hearing again as usual?

OTC meds: Your symptoms are most likely due to a viral upper respiratory illness or allergies. In either event, I advise taking an over the counter antihistamine like zyrtec at night x 14 days, a decongestant like sudafed 2 x daily x 10 days, and afrin nasal spray 2 x daily x 3 days only. If your symptoms do not improve after another 10 days, you should see your doctor, or sooner if your symptoms get wors ...Read more

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Do I have the flu or cold? I have clear nasal drip a lil watery eyes head feels stuffy and weakness. Will claratin help? What can I do?

Do I have the flu or cold? I have clear nasal drip a lil watery eyes head feels stuffy and weakness.  Will claratin help? What can I do?

Similar symptoms: A cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and sinuses). Flu is also a viral infection but more specifically caused by a specific virus (for example) an influenza virus. However, inasmuch as the nasal drip is rarely cultured, a specific virus is rarely identified. Treatment is supportive and includes, fluids, vit. C and time. Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine. ...Read more

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I have this bad tickle in my throat that makes me cough until it's gone. Also gives me watery eyes. What can cause this and how to stop it?

Allergies: The tickle in your throat may be caused by a pos nasal drip which is due to allergies. Likewise, the allergies may be affecting your eyes. Try over the counter antihistamines for your nose and eye drop specifically made for allergies, but in the meantime make an appointment with an allergist. Incidentally cold could also give similar symptoms so see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do you know any good medicine for a cold/ runny nose/ chills / sneezing/ and watery eyes?

Do you know any good medicine for a cold/ runny nose/ chills / sneezing/ and watery eyes?

OTC: You have many options. I like Allegra (fexofenadine) d during the day, nyquil at night. Excessive watery eyes, opcon a. If no better, see your doctor for more rx options. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my 4 months old has a terrible cold , runny nose , watery eyes and cough no fever so what can I give him?

Should i be concerned if my 4 months old has a terrible cold , runny nose , watery eyes and cough no fever so what can I give him?

Yes: I would suggest you bring your child to see a local pediatrician to be evaluated. Since your child is only 4 months and has terrible symptoms like you described, there are not many otc meds you can use. ...Read more

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Runny nose, congestion. I get hot and cold flushes, Every time I cough I feel like throwing up and get watery eyes. Bad cough. ?

Runny nose, congestion. I get hot and cold flushes, Every time I cough I feel like throwing up and get watery eyes. Bad cough. ?

A cold: Sounds like a common cold. Be sure you have enough fluid and electrolyte intake to replenish the amount vomited. Is your whooping cough immunization updated (just in case you have whooping cough)? Consider consulting your doctor if the coughing and vomiting fail to improve in the next 48 hours or worsen at any time. ...Read more

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Congested ,runny nose,sneezing and watery eyes specially right eye upper lid little bit swollen. Is it Cold or allergies ?

Congested ,runny nose,sneezing and watery eyes specially right eye upper lid little bit swollen. Is it Cold or allergies ?

Cold vs allergies: It can be hard to tell the difference between a cold and allergies: A common cold lasts no longer than 10 days; allergies can be present for months. See [email protected] for more info. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for common cold ? I get a very bad one i get body aches sneezing watery eyes stuffed nose headache runny nose it's awful

Is there a vaccine for common cold ? I get a very bad one i get body aches sneezing watery eyes stuffed nose headache runny nose it's awful

Cold vaccine: Unfortunately there are no vaccines for the common cold.Have you been evaluated for allergies? Your symptoms could be allergy related. ...Read more

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Purple and red rash all over my face down my neck & to the tops of my arms. I've came down with a cold, sneezing. Sore muscles. Blood shot watery eyes

Purple and red rash all over my face down my neck & to the tops of my arms. I've came down with a cold, sneezing. Sore muscles. Blood shot watery eyes

Viral rash: Could be a viral or bacterial rash cause by the release of substances from the bacteria or virus themselves. See a doctor to check it out. It could also be a blood problem with little purple spots from a defect in the blood. The sox can check it out. ...Read more

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I've had sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and chills (no fever). Does this sound like a cold or allergies?

I've had sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and chills (no fever). Does this sound like a cold or allergies?

Cold: These are all symptoms of a cold. Allergy is less likely since this is so widespread. Do the usual: Plenty of fluids, warmth, hot baths and over the counter decongestants like Chlorpheneramine and expectorants if you are coughing. See your doctor if this is persistent. ...Read more

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I have a cold that is causing watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, coughing up phlem, muscle aches and a sore throat. How long should this last?

Is it a cold?: Colds can last for a few days to a few weeks. But, some of you symptoms could be an indication of allergies. ...Read more

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What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

What type of cold/flu/infections is this? My symptoms are watery eyes, sore throat, bloody nose, stuffy nose, bloody popped ear drums and my mucus is bloody brown with dark green.

How : How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap. If symptoms are longer than 7-10 days without improvement, it could be bacterial and you can go to your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I care for watery eyes at home?

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 more

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Do watery eyes mean my contacts are bad?

Do watery eyes mean my contacts are bad?

Possibly: You should see your eye doctor to make sure. Poorly-fitting contact lenses can lead to an eye infection. ...Read more

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What illness causes cloudy, watery eyes?

What illness causes cloudy, watery eyes?

Dry Eye Syndrome: is common but doesn't produce cloudy tears. Infection can produce sticky, cloudy tears. ...Read more

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Are contacts okay for dry and watery eyes?

Are contacts okay for dry and watery eyes?

Might exacerbate: Contacts are difficult to wear in underlying dry eye since they can make the dryness feel worse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: watery eyes?

What is the definition or description of: watery eyes?

Tearing 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 or resistance to outflow. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really watery eyes all the time! why!?

What to do if I have really watery eyes all the time! why!?

Dry eye syndrome: The most common cause of watery eyes is dry eye syndrome. It seems paradoxical, but what happens is this. The eye is chronically dry and makes a flood of tears. Try using some over the counter artificial tears two to four times per day. If this does not help, then make an appointment with an ophthalmologist (eye md) who can evaluate and treat your watery eyes. ...Read more