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Is It Normal For My Eyes To Be Itchy At A Gas Station
My eyes are completely bloodshot and a little sore. Is it normal for my eyes to be like this the first time wearing contacts?
NO: The problem may be you wore them too long for the first time, they are not fitting correctly or you have a dry eye condition that became aggravated by the lenses. Suggest you follow up with the doctor who prescribed the lenses to find the cause of your problem. The lenses should be evaluated while in your eyes to determine the correct fit. ...Read more
When I move my eyes while looking at a white screen, I see red green and blue flash where it was. Is this bad or can it be due to anxiety?
Not bad at all: This is totally normal - after-image - it's the way our eyes/visual brain work. Any color 'opposite' - red/green, blue/yellow, cyan/magenta will do it. With light, the opp of white is rainbow - not black - that why you get colors. Nothing's wrong - anxiety doesn't cause it and you can save medical anxiety for another day. http://scienceblogs.com/twominds/2009/07/01/color-after-image-demonstratio/ ...Read more
You bet!: When we stare at something for a long time (computer screen, book, wall) we decrease the amount of blinking per minute. Blinking pushes water on the eye (reverse windshield wiper) to coat it. When you don't blink, the eye dries and sends a signal to the tear gland to produce more tears in order to protect the eye. It is a sign that you are staring too long. Try a break or artificial tears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After walking distances, I sometimes feel what appears to be my pulse in my lower back for a few minutes. What could this be and is it concerning?
Might be anyruesm: a pulstile sensation might represent a abd aortic anurysm ...Read more
Is it normal to have little lumps under your tongue under the stretchy skin bit. I had them for a long time, is this something to be worried about?
I always have red eyes when i take photos, without fail. Always has a light in my eye. Is this something I should check up on or is it normal?
Red eye on photos: I assume you are talking about the 'red eye' that occurs when flash photography is taken. If so, newer cameras have the pre-flash light that constricts the pupils to diminish the red eye. Also avoiding photos in darker environments will help decrease your red eye. The red is what the camera sees when the flash light reflects back off of your retina. ...Read more
My baby is swollen under both eyes after splashing in the pool today, is this something to be concerned about?
It can be: Tears contain multiple ingredients, some of which can be irritating in large enough quantities. Additionally, when people cry, they often rub their eyes, which creates a reaction that is similar to what occurs during an allergic reaction. This may be the main cause of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a discoloration in the whites of my eyes. It's on the outer corners and has been there for a while now. It's a brownish yellowish color and is worse in the right eye. Is this normal? Is this something I should see a medical doctor for or should I s
Scleral icterus: Whites of eyes aren't always white in everyone. Scleral icterus is yellowing of whites of eyes and can be a sign of liver problems, especially if you notice jaundice (yellow-tinged skin), cola-colored urine and/or clay-colored stool. Good idea to discuss concerns w/your Family Doc especially if you have 2 or more of above, or change from baseline. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This morning I'm seeing a " lighted corona" image in my left eye. When I shut my eyes it's still there. Should I be concerned? Is it a warning of so
Is this something to be alarmed about? I woke up yesterday with what appears to be thick, dark blood covering about 70% of the white area in my right eye. (not bloodshot) it is not painful but a little irritating. I am female, 62, and on blood pressure m
Probably not: Sounds like a broken blood vessel called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It is somewhat similar to a black and blue mark and should resolve over the next 5-10 days. If it does not resolve, or if you develop significant pain in the eye or a change in your vision, you should consult your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After exercise I have a very red face except for a very pale white ring around my mouth. Is this something to be concerned about?
NOT USUALLY: Redness in the face, with pallor around the mouth, is normal for some people after exercise. This is the result of increased blood flow to the face in an attempt by the body to cool itself. Usually the body cools itself through sweating, but not everyone has the same number of sweat glands. So, increased flushing may compensate for such reduction. Fyi, it may be exacerbated in rosacea + menopause. ...Read more
Started throwing up at 2 this morning, and my stool is a yellow fluid and is very watery? What could it be and how long will it last?
Stomach Flu: You have symptoms of gastroenteritis which is infection of the stomach or your intestines. You probably picked this up from food or contact with another infected person. Keep well hydrated, rest, drink plenty of fluids (electrolytes like gatorade or pedialyte) and follow a brato (banana, rice, apple sauce, toast, oatmeal) diet. If your vomiting prevents you from eating, go to the nearest er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A streak across my vision is wobbly for 2 hours every month or so. Makes it hard to read. Should I be worried?
Grt Q 4 OPHTH: Thanks for your question. As ht chief of engagement, i know most of the top docs and will refer your q to the appropriate ones. Expect to see more answers, and don't hesitate to follow me. @drpam. ...Read more
If you teach her to: Newborns should be feed while waking, changed, entertained until tired and put to bed without re-feeding during the day. No mare than 2 hours should be allowed for day naps before feeding. At night they are only fed if they wake up,changed and put down. Any nap over 2 hrs during the day flips the day night pattern.Feeding as they fall asleep, guarantees 4X more sleep problems for the 1st 4 yrs. ...Read more
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