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How To Stop Watery Eyes From Cold
Blockage or dry eye : One cause could be a nasolacrimal duct obstruction on that side. A history of trauma to the nose or no runny nose with the tearing might suggest this. It usually is pretty constant. Another cause could be dry eye. This might be accompanied by burning, tearing, light sensitivity or redness but not necessarily. It tends to fluctuate. I'd suggest trying some artificial tears four times a day. ...Read more
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
Tears: This is a common symptom of dry eye. Using artificial tears before going out in the cold can help. Also consider wearing glasses that block the wind. It is also seen in people with exposure where the eyelids don't adequately protect the eyes. See an ophthalmologist if it becomes a recurring problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways.: If the allergen trigger has been identified, then avoid if possible. Over the counter eye drops that can provide relief include ketotifen or other antihistamine or decongestant eye drops. To make sure it is allergy, an eye doctor can perform an exam. If symptoms are persistent or recurrent, see an allergist to develop a long term treatment plan that may include prescription eye drops. ...Read more
Several options: Otc antihistamines particularly older one such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dry the nose. Other suggestions are claritin, allegra, zyrtec, chlorpheniramine. Prescription options are topical steroids which must be taken daily and take about a week to work or topical antihistamines such as astelin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Many causes: There are many potential causes of watering eyes (tearing). Eyes can tear either because they are producing too much tears, usually due to ocular surfaces diseases (like allergies, blepharitis or even mild dry eyes) or some irritation on the surface of the eye, or due to a blockage in the tear drainage system. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Neti pots can : reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...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
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
Saline rinses: Some over the counter eye drops like visine, may provide some brief relief from the itchy eyes, but often rinsing with lots (and i mean lots) of saline drops or contact lens solution is better. Using cool, wet cloths and rinsing the eyelids with water will also help. For longer lasting relief, some prescription eye drops are very helpful and allergy shots might be helpful in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy sx relief: Oral antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (latter 2 may cause drowsiness; so caution with driving) will calm down the itching sensation. If more is needed, see doc for prescription steroid nasal spray, which works differently from the antihistamines & will provide added relief. If allergies severe, see allergist for desensitization therapy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from allergic cold very often. Continuous sneezing, water from eyes and nose. How to treat & prevent?. Allergic to sulpher drugs also.
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