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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Recently bloodshot, itchy eyes, sinus headache, stuffy nose. How to ease my allergies?

Recently bloodshot, itchy eyes, sinus headache, stuffy nose. How to ease my allergies?

Allergies: Allergies cause itching & tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis also causes itching & this can you can try loraditine (claritin) or other previous prescription anti-allergy meds. Check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions or are pregnant. ...Read more

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I have a cough, post nasal drip, some wheezing, ears itch, Dry itchy eyes and headaches.

I have a cough, post nasal drip, some wheezing, ears itch, Dry itchy eyes and headaches.

Allergies likely: Post nasal drip indicates your sinuses and nasal passages are inflamed. However, we need to rule out infection. Only your doctor will decide on treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cough, post nasal drip, some wheezing, ears itch, Dry itchy eyes and headaches. I have pet birds.

I have a cough, post nasal drip, some wheezing, ears itch, Dry itchy eyes and headaches. I have pet birds.

Could be allergies: The symptoms you are having can be due to allergies and allergies to feathers can trigger them, but there are many allergens that could be responsible. You should be tested by a board certified allergist who can take a detailed history and test for what may be triggering your symptoms. They will also be able to prescribe a treatment protocol to decrease your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy eyes, headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: front) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened b...

I am experiencing itchy eyes, headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: front) (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened b...

Eye balls or eyelids: If the eyes themselves are itchy, allergy is likely especially when you have chronic nasal congestion as well. If the lids are itchy, one needs to consider a contact allergy or rosacea. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes blocked nose sore throat headache?

Itchy eyes blocked nose sore throat headache?

Yes: This could be allergies or infection make a doctor visit or Healthtap visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Fatigue swollen glanch itchy eyes headaches occasionally diarrhea I am taking med prescribe by primary care doc had lab work don for hiv/syphillis we?

Fatigue swollen glanch itchy eyes headaches occasionally diarrhea I am taking med prescribe by primary care doc had lab work don for hiv/syphillis we?

Question unclear: It sounds as if you are being quite appropriately evaluated and treated by your pcp. Would stick with this and let them go through their work-up. Am sure that if they reach an impass they will refer you elsewhere. ...Read more

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I get sevire headaches, red itchy eyes & light flu in the evenings. What condition is this and how can I manage it. I sleep wel but always get sore feet?

I get sevire headaches, red itchy eyes & light flu in the evenings. What condition is this and how can I manage it. I sleep wel but always get sore feet?

Unrelated: Your symptoms may not all be related to each other. Your sore feet can be from bad quality shoes you are wearing or if you stand too much during the day. As for the other symptoms, nasal congestion can give you headaches, it is not a flu, but could be allergies if your eyes itch too. Do you have a pet? See your doctor first to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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I have had a cold for a min now stuffy nose headache itchy eyes chest hurt and a cough but everything is gone except the cough and I urine on my self?

I have had a cold for a min now stuffy nose headache itchy eyes chest hurt and a cough but everything is gone except the cough and I urine on my self?

See your doc: Sounds like you are over a cold but the cough remains. Coughing hard often can cause women to leak a little urine when coughing. This should stop when the cough goes away.
If you are coughing up phlegm, are short of breath or just not getting better, see your doctor. You may have bronchitis and require an antibiotic prescription to recover more quickly. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

Possible infection: Swollen glands are almost always a sign of infection. Fatigue, appetite loss, and headache are all non-specific symptoms that can also be related to infection. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Why do I have severe headaches, sore burning itchy eyes, loss of appetite and very fatigue im 3wks postpartum could this be hormones still out of wack?

Why do I have severe headaches, sore burning itchy eyes, loss of appetite and very fatigue im 3wks postpartum could this be hormones still out of wack?

Hormones: If could definitely be due to hormone imbalance but it could as easily be something else. I would recommend seeing your obstetrics doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Cold or flu? I have allergies. First 24hrs - runny nose and itchy eyes; 48hrs - nose, mucus in chest, throbbing n lymph nodes, headache, appetite loss

Cold or flu? I have allergies. First 24hrs - runny nose and itchy eyes; 48hrs - nose, mucus in chest, throbbing n lymph nodes, headache, appetite loss

Viral infection: Your symptoms are likely an acute viral illness. Your family physician can easily treat this if over the counter meds are not helpful or symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Runny nose, burning, itchy eyes, losing voice, I have congestion, and muscle aches in throat, and headaches. Mom says it's allergies. Is it?

Runny nose, burning, itchy eyes, losing voice, I have congestion, and muscle aches in throat, and headaches. Mom says it's allergies. Is it?

Could be, but: The constellation of symptoms points towards possibly a viral infection, rest, fluids, hydration, pain killers, your mother's advice and her home made chicken soup, if no improvement in few days, see your doctor ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms for past 5 days now (sneezing, headache, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sore throat. I'm thinking it's allergies, I've been using reactive but doesn't seem to do the job. Any suggestions?

I have the following symptoms for past 5 days now (sneezing, headache, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sore throat. I'm thinking it's allergies, I've been using reactive but doesn't seem to do the job. Any suggestions?

Antihistamine: Try claritin, allegra, zyrtec or benadryl (diphenhydramine). Be aware the last will make you sleepy, do only use it at night. If that fails Nasalcrom spray. If no luck see your doctor for nasal steroid spray prescription. ...Read more

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I have general body ache, taste, tingling or numbness around ankle, tight throat, itchy eyes, head ache /pressure around nose what should I do?

I have general body ache, taste, tingling or numbness around ankle, tight throat, itchy eyes, head ache /pressure around nose what should I do?

Lots of symptoms: That it can be from seasonal allergy to sinusitis to? Can be more serious and only a physical exam by your doctor can be more definitive. S/he will have to do a HEENT exam of your head, ears, nose, throat and put the pieces together and offer a treatment plan. That's best for you! ...Read more

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Any advice for itchy eyes?

Any advice for itchy eyes?

Allergies: This is probably allergy related. Try Patenol eye drops. That should help. Good LUck ...Read more

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Any remedies for itchy eyes?

Any remedies for itchy eyes?

Depends: On cause. Artificial tears for dry eye, anti-histamine eye drops for allergy, warm compresses for blepharitis. See and eye doctor. ...Read more

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Any ways to alleviate itchy eyes?

Any ways to alleviate itchy eyes?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to scratch my itchy eyes?

Is it okay to scratch my itchy eyes?

Rubbing: Rubbing your eyes is never recommended. Not only is it unhealthy, it will likely cause even more histamine release and make the itching even worse. ...Read more

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What is the best way to soothe your itchy eyes?

What is the best way to soothe your itchy eyes?

Cold compresses: Cold compresses and antihistamine eye drops. See your eye doctor for a recommendation on which eye drops are best for you. Using over the counter products can often lead to problems. ...Read more

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What causes vibrating and itchy eyes and what is cure?

What causes vibrating and itchy eyes and what is cure?

Fasciculations?: Not sure what you mean by vibrating. There are eyelid twitches (usually a lower lid) when your eyes are open or "fasciculations" or quivering of the upper eyelids when eyes are closed while awake. Caffeine has been implicated in both these scenarios but it could be strain of facial muscles from stress or routine gesticulations (facial expressions). Itching is usually allergy but could b other prob. ...Read more

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Best way to treat, dry itchy eyes?

Best way to treat, dry itchy eyes?

Try: Artificial tears. If this does not work for you, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have really itchy eyes, what to do?

Allergy meds: Itchy eyes are most likely due to allergies. Try an over the counter drop like zaditor (ketotifen) and see if this gives you relief. Dry eyes can cause this as well and over the counter artificial tears 4 times a time should help if this is the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure watery, itchy eyes?

What can I do to cure watery, itchy eyes?

Avoid allergens: It sounds like you have ocular allergies. Avoid triggers. Use artificial tears. Use antihistamine or mast cell stabilizer eye drops. Use systemic allergy medicines. ...Read more

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Can my burning, itchy eyes be due to dryness?

Can my burning, itchy eyes be due to dryness?

Yes: But burny itchy eyes can be due to other causes such as blepharitis, allergies, etc. Or a combination of factors. Try artificial tears to see if they help improve dryness. ...Read more

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What is a home remdy for watery and itchy eyes?

What is a home remdy for watery and itchy eyes?

Warm compresses at: Least 5 mins. A day in the morning. See eye doctor and then have them recommend the best therapy for blepharitis or blepharoconjunctivitis. You may need stronger drops. ...Read more

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Have itchy eyes with pterygium, what can I use?

Have itchy eyes with pterygium, what can I use?

Artificial tears: Regular artificial tears or similar products are fine. If you itch a lot, there are antihistamine eye drops like zadator that can sometimes be helpful. ...Read more

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Red but not itchy eyes. What can I do for relief?

Dryness: Try over the counter artificial tears four times a day and see if this helps. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has itchy eyes....Wat can I give her?

Allergies??: First try to figure out what might be causing the irritation. Is it an allergy, for example some new food, pet, etc, or is it a contact irritation - new shampoo, smoking in house, new lotion. Eliminate those possibles first because prevention is best. If however, you can't get rid of the offending agent, try cool compresses to the eyes, and if eyes really puffy/itchy, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine to use. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have itchy eyes when wearing contacts?

Is it normal to have itchy eyes when wearing contacts?

No: Could have an allergic reaction to the contact lens or solution. May have something like giant papillary conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Please help! I have really itchy eyes- can anyone help?

Please help! I have really itchy eyes- can anyone help?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some home remedies for bloodshot, itchy eyes?

Can you tell me some home remedies for bloodshot, itchy eyes?

Most likely due to: Allergies. Try over the counter allergy eye drops. I like zaditor (ketotifen) the best. They do sting when put in, only need to just two times a day. If this does not help contact an eye care doctor for an eye exam. ...Read more

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Puffy, pink, irritated and itchy eyes. What are the solutions?

Puffy, pink, irritated and itchy eyes. What are the solutions?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes the eyes to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Besides eyedrops, what are the best ways to relieve itchy eyes?

Besides eyedrops, what are the best ways to relieve itchy eyes?

Remove the cause: Itchy eyes are often caused by pollens or ragweeds--can be miserable for some. The best treatment is avoidance, but that is not practical for most of us. So next best thing--flush your eyes out couple of times a day, especially after being outdoors. This remove some to most of the allergens. Nasal steroid such as Veramyst helps both nasal and occular allergies. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cause of these itchy eyes symptoms? No pus in the eyes.

What is the cause of these itchy eyes symptoms? No pus in the eyes.

Allergy: Allergy and dry eye are the most common. Blepharitis too, but often is associated with crusting. Go to ophthalmologist and get a prescription for pataday/bepreve- very helpful. Try artificial tears first. ...Read more

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Hello docs! Can you tell me what could be wrong with my itchy eyes?

Allergies?: Most likely, if your eyes are itchy, they are coming in contact with something that they are allergic to. Think about things like make-up, soaps or other items you apply to your eyes or face. Otherwise, get an eye exam to make sure what is going on. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and next day swollen and itchiness continues. What could it be?

Itchy eyes and next day swollen and itchiness continues. What could it be?

EYES: Allergic conjunctivitis or infectious conjunctivitis. I would suspect the first one. You could try over the counter Patanol (olopatadine) which is used to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Consider getting rid of down pillows. Cat and dog dander can often be the cause. Wash your sheets weekly. ...Read more

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I had itchy eyes and then they were swollen after that my cheeks were swollen?

I had itchy eyes and then they were swollen after that my cheeks were swollen?

Possible allergies: Your description sounds like an allergic reaction. You can try over-the-counter eye drops and oral pills. If it does not get better, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy Eyes (Definition)

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