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Watery Eyes At Night
Tired dry eyes: Paradoxically, when the eyes become dried out at the end of a long day, there is a reflex tearing and watering as you try to cover over the dry spots with new tears. The excess tears run down the nasolacrimal duct into the nose causing a stuffy nose. ...Read more
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 son has had croup for 6 days. He is still coughing very bad, stuffed nose, watery eyes. We use a vaporizer every night. He coughs so hard he vomits?
Croup: How old is your son? If this is the first episode, no real issues. If it is recurrent he should be checked for reflux. First episode, check with the pediatrician. A steroid burst will reduce the inflammation and shorten the course. When he is coughing really hard take him into the bathroom and run the hot shower and the humidity will help stop the cough. If it is cold outside, take him there. ...Read more
2 year old woke up fine, sneezing and watery eyes this afternoon, and by early night time felt very warm and had chills and tired. Came on fast, flu?
Maybe. . .: Best to go to doctor in AM, assuming otherwise doing ok. But if any change in activity (granted it should be past his/her bedtime by now), then don't wait, just go immediately to ER. Of note, there are many viruses, of which influenza (the "flu") is just one. To be even more precise, there are many types of "flu". Biggest problem is that viruses don't respond to antibiotics. So always wash hands. ...Read more
My almost 21 mo old is sneezing and has watery eyes much like my older kids' allergies. Is a smaller dose of Claritin (loratadine) okay for her? It's bad day/night
I have had a fever since thurs night at 11pm highest its been is 101.8 along with couch itchy throat watery eyes stuffy / runny nose how long can the?
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
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
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
Depends on the cause: Epiphora, or watery eyes in medical jargon can be due to a variety of causes. These can be boiled down to those that cause too much tear production such as ocular irritation and watering due to insufficient drainage of tears such as cases of nasolacrimal duct obstruction. So, the solution to the watery eyes depends on the root cause. Many good treatments exist for most causes of epiphora. ...Read more
Cloudy and watery: If the vision is only affected when the eyes are watering, then this is less concerning. If the tears don't contain enough oil, the surface of the cornea dries out and becomes irritated. This cause the tear gland under the upper lid to secrete more tears, but the oil content is still inadequate so this is what causes the excessive watering. This is called "dry eye syndrome". Allergy is also possib ...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
Watery eyes: This time of year the most common cause would be seasonal allergies. If it is a more chronic problem, could still be allergies, but different triggering agents. He's a bit old for tear duct stenosis, but if condition has present since birth, this too is possible. Then there are irritant causes such as smoke, dust, dryness, perfumes - that list is endless. Treatment depends on cause so see doc ...Read more
No: Watery eyes usually mean that your eyes are either too dry (your body senses the rough surface of the dry eyes and thinks there is foreign material that needs to be washed away) or there is a blockage in your tear drainage system. Either way, treatment with visine ac is not appropriate. You should see an eye md to see why your eyes are watering. ...Read more
Antihistamines: Antihistamines can help dry secretions such as watery eyes. They also help with runny, drippy sneezy and itchy symptoms. If other symptoms don't exist may need an eye medication that can also help with the watery eyes. Please ask your health care professional. ...Read more
Lid scrubs ; tears: For "simple" blepharitis ; or dry eye you can start with a dilute solution of baby shampoo ; wet wash cloth. With eyes closed, gently wipe eyelash line ; lid horizontally 5-6 times on both sides then rinse with warm water. J;j "no more tears" brand works great. Also, otc high quality tears like optive refresh ; systane ultra 3-4x/day also helpful. ...Read more
No: It's reflexive tearing, and steps can be taken to avoid this. ...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