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Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

Watery eyes.: Not to my knowledge but you should see an ophthalmologist or optometrist. ...Read more

Watery Eyes (Definition)

Tears out of proportion. Eyes need tear film to keep the cornea clear of any local or environmental foreign materials. The tears are produced by local as well as accessory lacrimal glands and are constantly being replaced by evaporation or suction by the nasolacrimal system into the nose. Watery eyes can result from many causes, some of which being too much production ...Read more


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My eye's inner corner (lower part) started aching a lot, I have no sign of watery eyes or redness. Could this be a stye that is growing?

My eye's inner corner (lower part) started aching a lot, I have no sign of watery eyes or redness. Could this be a stye that is growing?

Not sure: Usually with the stye you have some swelling. You did not discuss your age and certain problems especially when we get older like increase I pressure or glaucoma can occur. Since you see nothing your next move would be to see an ophthalmologist to clarify the cause of the pain ...Read more

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What illness causes cloudy, watery eyes?

What illness causes cloudy, watery eyes?

Dry Eye Syndrome: Is common but doesn't produce cloudy tears. Infection can produce sticky, cloudy tears. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: watery eyes?

What is the definition or description of: watery eyes?

Tearing eyes: Tears out of proportion. Eyes need tear film to keep the cornea clear of any local or environmental foreign materials. The tears are produced by local as well as accessory lacrimal glands and are constantly being replaced by evaporation or suction by the nasolacrimal system into the nose. Watery eyes can result from many causes, some of which being too much production or resistance to outflow. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really watery eyes all the time! Why!?

Dry eye syndrome: The most common cause of watery eyes is dry eye syndrome. It seems paradoxical, but what happens is this. The eye is chronically dry and makes a flood of tears. Try using some over the counter artificial tears two to four times per day. If this does not help, then make an appointment with an ophthalmologist (eye md) who can evaluate and treat your watery eyes. ...Read more

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My daughter constantly has watery eyes. Is this normal?

My daughter constantly has watery eyes. Is this normal?

No: Could be tear duct obstruction / malformation, or even a sign of congenital glaucoma with blepharospasm and photophobia. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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What is the fix for red and irritated, watery eyes?

What is the fix for red and irritated, watery eyes?

Find the cause: Before a solution can be outlined, a cause must be found. See your eye doctor to find the cause of your symptoms, from your description they are most likely from allergy or viral infection. Once cause has been determined, your doctor can formulate a plan to solve the problem efficiently. ...Read more

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Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Likely: Itching and tearing are classic symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. See you eye doctor to confirm that this is the problem and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I stop watery eyes and nose cold?

How do I stop watery eyes and nose cold?

Anti-histamines: Given that you have seen your primary care or ENT and have viral cold diagnosis. You can use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg 2 hrs before sleeping and naphcon-a drops 3x a day for a maximum of 5 days. If symptoms persists see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Best OTC allergy medicine for watery eyes?

Best OTC allergy medicine for watery eyes?

Ketotifen eye drops: Ketotifen is marketed over the couter as Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops, and is used twice daily. Generally as effective as most prescription eye drops, and you only have to use it twice daily. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of red, watery eyes?

What are ways to get rid of red, watery eyes?

Need diagnosis!: It sound like allergies, but you need t be seen and properly diagnosed, before treatment can be implemented. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of red, watery eyes?

What should I do to get rid of red, watery eyes?

Red eyes: Are usually do to inflammation which is the basis to the watering. The inflammation
disrupts tears production making the eyes dry. This dryness sends a signal to the brain saying the eye is dry, more tears result. Stop that signal by using artificial tear drops, this can help with the redness also. Restasis is also an option. ...Read more

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Is there any quick fix home remedy for watery eyes?

Is there any quick fix home remedy for watery eyes?

Depends on cause: Dry eye is a common cause of watery eyes. This can be treated with artificial tears given regularly. Eye allergies also can cause watering along with itching. Over the counter allergy medicine and eye drops, such as zaditor, (ketotifen) can help. ...Read more

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Watery eyes. Can this be an allergy to rabbits or smoke?

Watery eyes. Can this be an allergy to rabbits or smoke?

Possibly: Allergy to rabbits can certainly cause watery eyes, but it is usually accompanied by itching of the eyes/nose and sneezing, congestion, or breathing symptoms. Smoke is an irritant that can irritate the membranes covering the eyes. It also irritates the mucus membranes in the nose and lungs, so may also cause congestion and wheezing, but should not cause itching. See an eye doctor or allergist. ...Read more

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Still suffering from ragweed or pollen; what to do with itchy watery eyes?

Still suffering from ragweed or pollen; what to do with itchy watery eyes?

Allergy drops: You could use an over the counter allery eyedrop such as zaditor (ketotifen). This in combination with cool, moist compresses usually gives relief. If this is not success full, you will need to see an ophthalmologist or allergist for prescription medication. The zaditior drops used to be available only by prescription but are now over the counter. ...Read more

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What is considered the most effective allergy medication when you have watery eyes?

What is considered the most effective allergy medication when you have watery eyes?

Claritin (loratadine): Good evening,
for symptoms of allergy such as itchy throat, itchy eyes and runny nose, over the counter medications such as Claritin (loratadine) 10 milligrams are safe to take. Frequent use once per day may be needed until the end of pollen season. ...Read more

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I think I am allergic to old books. They give me sneezes and watery eyes. What can I do?

Mold allergy: I would guess that you are sensitive to mold. You can avoid old books or get treatment for allergies. ...Read more

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Suffering with watery eyes along with cold and cough, sometimes very difficult to take breathe?

Suffering with watery eyes along with cold and cough, sometimes very difficult to take breathe?

Cold: If you do have troubles breathing besides that of nasal congestion, you will need to turn yourself to see a doctor promptly as it may be lodging in your lungs. If you have troubles breathing through your nose, try over-the-counter decongestants (sudafed, afrin for no more than 3 days in a row) or better off humidifier mist inhalations and nasal rinses with neti pot (may be hard at first). ...Read more

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I wear non prescription contacts which irritates my eyes. It causes dryness and somewhat watery eyes. What could this be?

I wear non prescription contacts which irritates my eyes. It causes dryness and somewhat watery eyes. What could this be?

Contacts: Why are you still wearing non-prescription contacts when they are troubling your eyes.
It would be very wise for you to see an Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I've had a dry, tickly cough and watery eyes for a few days. I've tried a hayfever tablet that didn't work. What do you think it could be?

I've had a dry, tickly cough and watery eyes for a few days. I've tried a hayfever tablet that didn't work. What do you think it could be?

Allergies or cold: Could be either. Try an oral antihistamine in addition to intranasal steroid spray. If symptoms improve in about a week, probably a cold ...Read more

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On friday I was not ill. But the next day I suddenly got ill runny noise fever and watery eyes and the extra hearing went how to stop all this?

On friday I was not ill. But the next day I suddenly got ill runny noise fever and watery eyes and the extra hearing went how to stop all this?

Runny nose/watery ey: Seems like you might have a cold (upper respiratory tract infection). Usually viral or can be allergies. Antihistamines may help with the runny nose and eyes in both situations. Sometimes Vit C can help as well. Drink plenty of fluids, rest, keep warm. If fever, sinusitis, ear ache, persistent cough seek immediate medical attention. Follow with doc/urgent care ...Read more

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I have had an allergic reaction. My symptoms are burning watery eyes and my vision was foggy, it was airborne. How serious is this? Concerns?

I have had an allergic reaction. My symptoms are burning watery eyes and my vision was foggy, it was airborne. How serious is this? Concerns?

Allergy eye symptoms: Typically affect only the surfaces of your eyes and can be well controlled with eye drops. Unfortunately, as long as you are exposed to the allergen, you are going to continue having symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I care for watery eyes at home?

How can I care for watery eyes at home?

Watery eyes: Watery eyes can be suggestive of allergy but also of dry eyes. If the eyes are itchy it is more suggestive of allergy. If you have a gritty or sandy feeling, then dry eyes are most likely. The use of otc ocular lubricants/tears can sometimes be helpful. For allergy, there are otc allergy eye drops that can be tried. ...Read more

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Do watery eyes mean my contacts are bad?

Do watery eyes mean my contacts are bad?

Possibly: You should see your eye doctor to make sure. Poorly-fitting contact lenses can lead to an eye infection. ...Read more

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Are contacts okay for dry and watery eyes?

Might exacerbate: Contacts are difficult to wear in underlying dry eye since they can make the dryness feel worse. ...Read more

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Why I have watery eyes in the morning but am ok in the afternoon?

Why I have watery eyes in the morning but am ok in the afternoon?

Probably dry: A common reason for eyes to be watery in the mornings only is dryness which is exaggerated at night when the tear flow drops during sleep. If you do not have visual changes, pain, redness or swelling, then this is the likely reason. You might try applying otc eye ointment in each eye just before sleep. ...Read more

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Why do I get watery eyes for no reason?

Why do I get watery eyes for no reason?

WAtering: Watering eyes often reflex tearing from eye irritation from dry eyes, blepharitis, or allergies. One eye tearing may be nasolacrimal duct obstruction. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a headache to cause watery eyes?

Is it unusual a headache to cause watery eyes?

Commonly: Headaches tend to stimulate the nervous system elsewhere in the body and that can include the nerves to the tear secretion mechansim. Thus excess tearing can occur and that causes watery eyes. ...Read more

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Can you damage your corneas from having those watery eyes while chopping onions?

No: The cut onion releases an acidic chemical which dissolves in the tears and causes irritation. The concentration under any circumstances is not enough to cause any deep seated change. So chop away and try using one of the tricks to minimize the irritation (google eye irritation from onions). ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more