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Remedies For Lacrimation
OTC is better: In my humble opinion but lots of opinions are out there. ...Read more
None: Eye infections are either viral, for which no remedy is available (except for herpes) or bacterial for which excellent antibiotics are used. No herbal remedies will be of use in either case. Very rarely infection is also caused by fungus and amoebas. Your ophthalmologist should always be consulted for eye infections. ...Read more
Yes: For styes that are relatively painless & on upper eyelid, pulsatilla may be helpful. These may also have a yellow or greenish discharge. Warm compresses may help too! for styes that are very painful and hypersensitive to touch or cold, hepar sulphuris may work. Then for styes with swelling of the lid & burning and/or stinging pains aggravated by heat and relieved by cold -- apis may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Sinus Survival: That book is the best reference. Avoid dairy, wheat, sugar. Be sure you are getting enough vit d. The herbs thyme, clove, oregano, ginger, and rosemary are all helpful in food. Vitmain c with bioflavanoids inhibit histamine which is an aggravating factor. Xylitol nasal spray can be helpful. ...Read more
I'm sure: There is, as there are herbal "cures" for everything in the world. Unfortunately, almost none of them work, which is why there are so many. Check w/your doctor for real medical advice. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Inside or out: Using moisturizing drops to rinse away irritants would be helpful. Aloe vera gel applied carefully on the eyelids would help eyelid itching (don't get let it get in the eye). Herbal supplement with stinging nettles and cinnamon have been helpful for control of itching from allergies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prevention: Your eyes are remarkable at protecting themselves. The tears contain an antibody (IgA), lactoferrin & lysozyme, just to name a few, that help to fight the daily exposures that may cause infections. Its best to use common sense to protect the eyes & prevent accidental introduction of infective substances. Protective eyewear, try not to rub eyes, & don't instill anything that doesn't belong. ...Read more
Yes but . . .: There are no "natural" treatments for chronic fatigue so what you might have been given is very likely to be safe as most are placebos with no clinical trials or documentation to indicate efficacy. So you will be given potions with few or no side effects, but probably no primary effect except placebo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decongestants: Sinus rinses with salt and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) by spray or netti pot (ask your pharmacist), decongestants like pseudoephedrine, warm wet packs over the sinus area. But if you truly have sinusitis you should probably see your doctor and receive antibiotics. Complications of untreated sinus infection can be very severe. ...Read more
Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?
Headache prevention: For frequent migraine headaches, magensium and butterbur have been shown to prevent headaches. For tension headaches, neck stretching and realted physical therapy has been shown to prevent headaches. What kind of headache do you have? That may be important. Some kinds don't responds to these treatments. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Without seeing a doctor to determine the cause, specific treatments cannot be advised. There are types of lid swelling for which hot compresses are advised and types for which cold compresses are advised. Best bet is to find the cause, then ask. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ptosis: Lid droopiness or ptosis has many causes. In mild cases, topical vasoconstrictor get-the-red out drops can raise the droopy lid 1-2 mm but require continued use. If droopiness is cosmetically bothersome or blocking vision, you may need surgical correction. See an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Excessive tearing: Lacrimation is an excess tearing. It can be due to excess production which is mainly caused by eye condition and sometime due to an irritation. It can also be due to blockage or tightness of the tear drainage system. A complete evaluation by your ophthalmologist can pinpoint the cause. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends on the cause: If your tearing is from a blocked tear duct, then the duct needs to be opened. If the tearing is from dry eyes (and you are tearing too much to compensate for it) then you need artificial tear drops to soothe your eyes. This will stop the tearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if a person have lacrimation problems with fatal familial insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?
Lacrimation problems: Early in familial or sporadic fatal insomnia, a person may experience altered attentiveness, trouble initiating sleep, and periods of high fever, sweating, salivation, and lacrimation. This is excessive lacrimation rather than inability to weep tears. There are also uncoordinated movements, myoclonus, and hyperreflexia on neuro exam. Lacrimation is not the center of this syndrome. ...Read more
Blocked tear duct?: Usually a blocked tear duct will have resolved by now, but it doesn't always. I would discuss with her pediatrician having a referral to a pediatric opthamologist to evaluate the eye and tear duct and determine the next course of action (if they determine that there needs to be one). ...Read more
Lagophthalmos : Your description sounds like you may have nocturnal lagophthalmos which means that the one eye is staying partially open, drys out, and then develops reflex tearing in the morning. Try using overthecounter ointment (like refresh pm, lacrilube (artificial tears) or systane nighttime. ...Read more
Allergy: or tear duct issues use a mild over the counter drop like visene allergy if it persists let me know ...Read more
Exam required: I suggest a consultation with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Does using eye tears without preservative constantly have any side effects if i decide to stop them? And is it good for blepharitis?
Treat cause: Preservative-free tears are safe to use. If you are using them that often, then it means you need them. Stopping will lead to more dry eye symptoms. Blepharitis is a condition that exacerbates dry eyes. Artificial tears are only maskong your underlying problem. Think of artificial trars as tylenol (acetaminophen) for a fever. You need to treat the reason why you have the fever in the first place. See an eye md. ...Read more
I had LASIK 2 weeks ago in both eyes.Some days i wake up with a severe pain in my left eye,tears up & unclear vision temporarily.what do i do?
Eye Pain in the A.M.: Even perfect Lasik has symptoms after the treatment. Dryer eyes can be one of them. The eyes sometimes get the driest during the night and have pain and then tearing and the blurry symptoms from looking thru those tears .. Tell your eye doctor if these symptoms get to be too much for you to tolerate....Keep using your drops.Keep your eye appointments ...Read more
I had ankle surgery and was put to sleep. Now my nose stings on one side and my eye tears up on the same side. Did i catch something?
Corneal abrasion: During sleep eyes could stay open and need to be closed by tape. If left exposed, patient may awake up with foreign body sensation, tearing, pain and photophobia in one or both eyes which usually resolves. Initially, lubricating drops and ointment may help to heal the corneal dryness or even epithelial defect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periorbital hematoma/SWOLLEN BLACK EYE.
how to properly clean it? the eye Lid is so swollen, can't open eye. tears are drying and making the eyelids sticky and crusty.
Also red section on side of eyeball. Will this clear up?
See Ophthalmology: I'm concerned that you need an eye exam with an eye specialist to make sure your globe (eyeball) was not ruptured, rule out an orbital fracture to make sure your vision is safe and to evaluate and treat an eye infection you may have developed. An eye doctor is needed to look deep into your eye and evaluate your retina too. Go to ER that has ophthalmology asap please. ...Read more
I just woke up in the middle of the night to my throat being full of mucus. When i spit it out and tried to go back to sleep my left nostril started to burn when i breathed through it and my left eye tears up as well. I was told water, nasel sprays,neti p
All connected : If you get out an anatomy picture of your head you will see that your throat, nasal passages, and eye sockets are all connected. So when you have fluid in one of those spaces it not infrequently migrates to another. So sorry but that's our anatomy. The good thing is that "colds" are time limited infections. It will get better on its own. ...Read more
Find the cause: It's unusual to have daily headaches. The treatment depends on the cause of the headache. Much more medical history, lab work and possible imaging studies are needed to figure this out. See your doctor to discuss evaluation. Something is going on and you need to find what that is. ...Read more
Find the cause: Itching can be the result of multiple issues. Consult with your primary care doc for some basic labs and if all normal, see an allergist to additional testing. You need to get to the bottom of it to stop it. ...Read more
Leave it alone...: This is a poxvirus, 4 -subtypes (mcv1-4), and can be quite contagious..Lasting from 3wks to 2-3 months, but an outbreak can last to 18 months. They often resolve without treatment..Attempts at removal such as scraping/rubbing may actually spread the virus more. Topical such as wart cream or 10% benzoyl peroxide(acne cream) can help. Cryotherapy by your doc also can be tried...Good luck.. ...Read more