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Watery Eyes A Sign Of Hypothyroidism
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mold allergy: I would guess that you are sensitive to mold. You can avoid old books or get treatment for allergies. ...Read more
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
I wear non prescription contacts which irritates my eyes. It causes dryness and somewhat watery eyes. What could this be?
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
My friend sneeze and has watery eyes every morning he wakes up. This started 3 months ago and still on. What might be the problem?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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