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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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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'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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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

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I've been prone to sneezing burning eyes ,no redness and runny nose since 3 months non stop. Never had a history of allergies.What could be the cause?

I've been prone to sneezing burning eyes ,no redness and runny nose since 3 months non stop. Never had a history of allergies.What could be the cause?

See allergist: Unless you have been tested, you cannot rule out allergies. Yet burning eyes is not typical for allergic conjunctivitis and more suggestive of dry eyes or an irritant reaction to eye cosmetics (Mascara) and even infection. Vasomotor rhinitis is yet another possibility. Suggest that you consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Irritated, burning eyes red along lid and corner. Infection or allergy?

Irritated, burning eyes red along lid and corner. Infection or allergy?

Blepharitis: Most likely cause is chronic blepharitis, a bacterial invasion of the tear glands in the lids. Hot compresses, regular cleaning of the lids and possibly antibiotics would help over the long term. Allergies usually cause itching rather than burning. ...Read more

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The skin around my eyes is burning but my eyes arefine. No allergies. No visual markings. Washing and cream for rashes & burns etc doesn't with work..?

The skin around my eyes is burning but my eyes arefine. No allergies. No visual markings. Washing and cream for rashes & burns etc doesn't with work..?

a few choices: Burning in the skin around the eyes can be related to blepharitis, or ocular allergy. More commonly , it is seen with maxillary sinusitis or vasomotor rhinitis. See your family doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Feeling like eye floater & mild burning in eye. It gets better when i wash eyes with cold water. Is this inflammation, allergy, infect, or floater.

Feeling like eye floater & mild burning in eye. It gets better when  i wash eyes with cold water. Is this inflammation, allergy, infect, or floater.

Burning vs itchiness: Burning is usually due to drying out of the tear film (ie, dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, chemical exposure); allergies usually cause itchiness. Viral infections usually cause severe itchiness; bacterial infections cause severe yellowish/green discharge. Floaters are the black objects many see when looking at a white background. If in doubt, see your eyemd. Eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com may help. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause dizziness and burning eyes? I also have Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Can seasonal allergies cause dizziness and burning eyes? I also have Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Yes: Dizzines by causing congestion that causes unstable ear function. Burning eyes, itching of eyes, ears & nose & scratchy throat as well ...Read more

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Eyes are red, burning, watery, itching. Comes and goes. Upon waking sometimes also. Dry climate. Should I get dry eye or allergy eye drops?

Eyes are red, burning, watery, itching. Comes and goes. Upon waking sometimes also. Dry climate. Should I get dry eye or allergy eye drops?

Both: Use allergy drops to relieve itching and redness, and use lubricant drops to wash allergens out of the eye and provide wetness. ...Read more

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Started using new under eye concealer 3 days ago. Burning, itching skin under eyes and under brow line. Swollen and red. Small bumps. No allergies.

Started using new under eye concealer 3 days ago. Burning, itching skin under eyes and under brow line. Swollen and red. Small bumps. No allergies.

Contact allergy: A 3-day lapse in onset is compatible with an allergic contact skin reaction. However one cannot rule out entirely an irritant reaction from repetitive exposure to a mild irritant in the eye concealer. Try OTC hydrocortisone cream for a few days and see if this helps. ...Read more

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8 year old is in tears over burning legs. ( they are not hot to touch) seasonal allergies are bad. Burning swollen itchy eyes. Why are legs burning?

8 year old is in tears over burning legs. ( they are not hot to touch) seasonal allergies are bad.  Burning swollen itchy eyes.  Why are legs burning?

Uncertain: Seasonal allergy is not related to burning legs which may be a neurologic issue. If your child has eczema, it may be from the excessive dry skin which may be relieved by application of a moisturizer 2x daily preferably with at least one within 3 minutes after bathing. You may also try a 4% lidocaine lotion to see if this helps. If problem persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have burning/itching in both inner corners of eyes under eye also feels like brush burn. Nothing visable. Have been using prescription allergy/steroid drop?

I have burning/itching in both inner corners of eyes under eye also feels like brush burn.  Nothing visable.  Have  been using prescription allergy/steroid drop?

Exam needed: An eye exam is needed to determine the nature of the problem. It's usually unwise to use any steroid containing eye drops unless prescribed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more