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My eyes are constantly burning. Could this be due to allergies?

My eyes are constantly burning. Could this be due to allergies?

Possibly: The feeling of burning of the eye surface is common and actually most often due to eye dryness. If accompanied by redness and clear discharge, it might be allergic. If the vision is preserved and there is no pain, then you can try over the counter lubricating eyedrops for the dryness and anti-allergic drops for the possible allergy. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I'm wondering why are my eyes burning so bad from allergies?

I'm wondering why are my eyes burning so bad from allergies?

Dryness!: The response to allergies breaks down the tear film, causing them to be more dry. Also the treatment, drops and preservatives as well as oral allergy medications dry out the surface of the eyes. Try preservative free artificial ters and oral omega - 3's. ...Read more

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I'm not allergic to anything or get allergies normally, but i started getting burning and red skin on the outer corners of my eyes. What could it be?

I'm not allergic to anything or get allergies normally, but i started getting burning and red skin on the outer corners of my eyes. What could it be?

Allergy or infection: Patients with severe allergies get inflammation on the eyelids and around the eyes and at the corners of the mouth. This is a skin inflammation called atopic dermatitis. Try an allergy pill like loratidine and a mositerizer like cetaphil or lubriderm (unscented). If it does not go away or gets worse (more red or weepy) go to your doctor. ...Read more

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My eyes are burning, itchy and blurry. Is it an infection or just allergies?

My eyes are burning, itchy and blurry. Is it an infection or just allergies?

Likely allergies: Based on the symptoms you describe, it is likely that you have allergies that are affecting your eyes - also known as "allergic conjunctivitis". You could consider taking an over-the-counter antihistamine (such as Allegra, (fexofenadine) Zyrtec, or Claritin) to help treat this. The best way to know for sure, however, is to have a doctor examine you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have red burning eyes, mostly left w/draining.I thought it was allergies so Dr called in Zpack yesterday. But painful today, what could it be?

I have red burning eyes, mostly left w/draining.I thought it was allergies so Dr called in Zpack yesterday. But painful today, what could it be?

Below: IF the pain is the eyes, now with drainage==this prob is a conjunctivitis. It could have started with allergies. The Zpack will not help allergies, or conjunctivitis. You need an exam to make the correct DX. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and nose,GI upset,anxiety,sinusitis(tried 5 rounds of abx-no relief),burning sensation all over my body in my nerves.could it be allergy?

Itchy eyes and nose,GI upset,anxiety,sinusitis(tried 5 rounds of abx-no relief),burning sensation all over my body in my nerves.could it be allergy?

Much too young!: You are much too young (at 25 !!) to have all these problems. Sounds like in addition to a complete physical exam you also need some professional counseling! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral after the complete exam results are available! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more