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Why Do Eyes Tear Up When You Yawn
Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more
Artificial tears: It sounds like you are suffering from dry eyes. This is a condition caused by a decrease or imbalance in the amount/type of tears that you produce. The mainstay of treatment is lubricating eye drops (artificial tears), but there are other available options that may work better. If artificial tears do not help within a week or two, see an eye doctor to evaluate the exact cause. ...Read more
Reflex: It's a reflex phenomenon.nothing to worryGet a more detailed answer ›
Hi, eyes burn and sting randomly, or while yawning or tearing up. Starts one side, the other side hurts after.Eye discharge in morning. Eye drops burn?
Dry eyes: Eye burning is most often due to drying of tear film or unstable tear film (unless a chemical or allergen has entered your eye). Discharge is from bacteria. See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com on how to use warm lid compresses, diluted tea tree oil, artificial tears, increased omega 3 in diet to relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Synkenesis: Synkinesis is the result from miswiring of nerves after (injury) trauma. This can involuntary muscular movements or actions accompanying voluntary movements. For example, yawning can cause the lacrimal gland, that produces tears, to contract and tear or your eye lid to close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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