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Watery Eyes Gluten Intolerance
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...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
Infection or others: This should be examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist. It could be an infection, an obstruction of the lacrimal (tear) outflow, or some issue with the inside of the eyes leading to excess tearing as an external sign. ...Read more
Yes: Determine if reflexive tearing (thus treat the etiology, remove inciting factor or improve the tear film or make more tears), or obstruction of the tear drain (thus re-open it or bypass it), or any underlying primary or secondary cause. Excessive tearing is usually when you have to carry a tissue box and the tears are always spilling over like crying. ...Read more
Allergies: You can try otc antihistamines - by mouth or eye drops. ...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
Get eye exam: The reason for your red watery eyes cannot be determined without an exam of the eyes. ...Read more
Allergy/blepharitis: Accurate diagnosis would be best carried out by eyecare specialist. This could be allergy if it is itchy. Antihistamines & cool compresses are best here. If there is burning & crusting it is likely blepharitis. Lid hygiene & drops/ointment would be treatment. If problem is new onset it may be infectious conjunctivitis. This is treated with drops. Definitely see your doc! ...Read more
My little boy has watery eyes. He is not sick. He has a slight cold. I'm giving him nurofen for children 6 plus. Is it a cold he has.
Watery eyes, coughing, pain behind eyes caused by itching and water. This only happens at my bf's house. How do I find out what it is?
Suffering from red watery eyes for a week now along with itching. What should I do and know about that! And what proper OTC drug I might use?!
A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more
My 19 month old has watery eyes and green sticky booogers in them this morning they were swollen shut she could not open them she doesn't seem extra cranky about it she has had it before and it cleared up her sister also had it and it cleared up but thi
My 19 month old has watery eyes and green sticky booogers in them this morning they were swollen shut she could not open them she doesn't seem extra cranky about it she has had it before and it cleared up her sister also had it and it cleared up but this
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
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
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