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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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When I have runny or stuffy nose, I get watery eyes also. Is there a connection?

When I have runny or stuffy nose, I get watery eyes also. Is there a connection?

Watery eyes: If you have an upper respiratory infection such as a virus, it can effect the nose and eyes. Watery eyes(like crying) can also lead to a stuffy nose since the tears drain into the nose through the naso-lacrimal drainage system. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of watery eyes?

Is it possible to get rid of watery eyes?

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

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How do I get rid of watery eyes with just OTC medications?

How do I get rid of watery eyes with just OTC medications?

Try others : Try zaditor (ketotifen) or naphcona. If they don't work , see your dr. There are several prescription eye drops to try ..Not all work for each person. Also use natural tears during the day. ...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?

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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How can I get rid of red and watery eyes if eyedrops don't work much at all?

How can I get rid of red and watery eyes if eyedrops don't work much at all?

Try others : First be sure it is an allergy.. Then see your dr. There are several eye drops to try ..Not all work for each person. Also use natural tears during the day. ...Read more

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How to get rid of watery eyes best, allergy pills or allergy eyedrops?

How to get rid of watery eyes best, allergy pills or allergy eyedrops?

Try Zaditor (ketotifen) drops: And use natural tears during the day to rinse out the pollen dust etc. Or try naphcona.. Both come as genetics =cheaper just as good. ...Read more

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I get very itchy, red, puffy n watery eyes for about last 15days.Eye drop, antihistamine are not working, help?

I get very itchy, red, puffy n watery eyes for about last 15days.Eye drop, antihistamine are not working, help?

Itchy eyes: It must be allergy season where you live. If you have severe nasal allergies too, see an allergist, as controlling one helps the other. You can also get prescription steroid eye drops if antihistamine eye drops are not helping, did you try zaditor (ketotifen) otc? Best is to see an allergist. ...Read more

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I get very itchy, red, puffy n watery eyes for about last 15days.Eye drop, antihistamine are not working, what can I try?

I get very itchy, red, puffy n watery eyes for about last 15days.Eye drop, antihistamine are not working, what can I try?

Try seeing a doctor: If over the counter medications aren't doing the job, you need to see a physician for management. I suggest an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My eyes may be dry. I spend a lot of time on the computer, and when i go outside, my eyes get sensitive. Heavy eyelids, watery eyes, redness. Help!

My eyes may be dry. I spend a lot of time on the computer, and when i go outside, my eyes get sensitive. Heavy eyelids, watery eyes, redness. Help!

Yes: You describe classic symptoms of dry eyes. However, you need to determine if you have a quantity problem (not making enough tears) or a quality problem (making tears that are not stable and readily evaporate off the eye) or both. Your eye md can help make the correct diagnosis and offer the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I get a stuffy nose and red/watery eyes only at night?

Why do I get a stuffy nose and red/watery eyes only 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

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I get frequent nosebleeds, headache, and watery eyes. Should I go to the doctor?

I get frequent nosebleeds, headache, and watery eyes. Should I go to the doctor?

Yes: Any of these symptoms alone should be evaluated if they occur frequently. Having these symptoms together is a sign that you should be seen by a general doctor or eye doctor. ...Read more

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I suddently got ill on Saturday runny nose watery eyes extra hear loss gone. How to stop runny nose, watery eyes and get extra hearing again as usual?

I suddently got ill on Saturday runny nose watery eyes extra hear loss gone. How to stop runny nose, watery eyes and get extra hearing again as usual?

OTC meds: Your symptoms are most likely due to a viral upper respiratory illness or allergies. In either event, I advise taking an over the counter antihistamine like zyrtec at night x 14 days, a decongestant like sudafed 2 x daily x 10 days, and afrin nasal spray 2 x daily x 3 days only. If your symptoms do not improve after another 10 days, you should see your doctor, or sooner if your symptoms get wors ...Read more

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When allergy season comes along instead of watery eyes and nose mine get very very dry and itchy including all over body itching? Seems strange 2 me?

When allergy season comes along instead of watery eyes and nose mine get very very dry and itchy including all over body itching?  Seems strange 2 me?

Seems strange to me,: Seems strange to me, too. See your dr. Bring with you all pills including vitamins. Try rubbing in moisturizer immediatly after shower. ...Read more

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What cream or medication can be effective against itchy scales around eyes along with watery eyes, and what could be the cause, doesn't get hay fever?

What cream or medication can be effective against itchy scales around eyes along with watery eyes, and what could be the cause, doesn't get hay fever?

Allergies!: Sounds like allergies! Treat for allergies. Creams, ointments, and lotions may make the situation worse. Som topical with steroid may be indicated or helpful, but needs be determined and monitored by doctor! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of runny nose and watery eyes fast?

Is it possible to get rid of runny nose and watery eyes fast?

Not so fast...: Runny nose is often caused by the tears from the watery eyes draining into it. The cause of the watery eyes has to be treated. If it is due to allergies, then an allergy eye drop is the best treatment. If you have dry eyes, they can cause reflex tearing. An artificial tear can heal the eye surface, decreasing tearing. A doctor can help find the cause. ...Read more

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