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Why do I start sneezing and have watery eyes when I have an allergic reaction?

Why do I start sneezing and have watery eyes when I have an allergic reaction?

Defense: An allergic reaction is your body's attempt to clear itself of particles or substances which it percieves (sometimes inaccurately) to be a threat. Sneezing clears allergens from the nose and watery eyes flushes them away from the surface of the eye. ...Read more

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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Believe allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose. Remedy?

Believe  allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer   itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose.   Remedy?

Protect yourself: The remedy is to wear an appropriate mask while you're working with any chemicals. Also wear eye protection. Avoid contact for 5 to 7 days with anymore fertilizer. ...Read more

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What can I give my 4month son for allergies watery eyes sneezing?

What can I give my 4month son for allergies watery eyes sneezing?

Would not treat: Highly unlikely for a 4 month old to have environmental allergies. Environmental allergies normally require a couple of seasonal exposures to develop. This most likely is an upper respiratory infection, or a cold. No otc cold medications are recommended for children under the age of 6. Make sure there is nothing that could be a respiratory irritant to your child, such as cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?

I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?

Be more specific: What do you mean by sinusitis symptoms? If you meant a headache then it may not necessarily be from sinus problem. Just this morning I saw a patient who complained of having sinus infections about 9x/year. On further questioning, what she described was actually migraines and not sinus infections. ...Read more

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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

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

Remove the allergen: She may have perennial allergies to pets or dust mites. It would be best not to use systemic medication in such a young infant. Try to find out what her allergies are (have the older ones been tested?) and remove the allergen from the environment. ...Read more

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For the last few mornings I have been waking up with my nose running like a fountain, itchy nose, watery eyes, sneezing. My dad and aunt has allergies?

For the last few mornings I have been waking up with my nose running like a fountain, itchy nose, watery eyes, sneezing. My dad and aunt has allergies?

Runny nose: Runny nose AM may be allergy. Check the pollen calendar to see if it is local trees. Sleep windows closed. Even if pollen, diet of spicy food adds to the symptoms See www.grossaninstitute.com for suggestions. Be sure to drink hot green tea first thing in the morning. . ...Read more

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My son is 9 months old. I think he has some seasional allergies. He is sneezing a lot, red watery eyes, and runny nose and all discharge is clear?

Don't assume allergy: If i blow pepper in your face, you sneeze & drain the same as those with allergy. I find babies have more congestion with scented cleaning products, perfume, smoke & other irritants than they do with animal dander or pollens. The tiny nasal passages that become very noisy with a little mucous or swelling gives many the wrong idea. Thease are not little copies of adult problems, their issues differ. ...Read more

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I've had sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and chills (no fever). Does this sound like a cold or allergies?

I've had sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and chills (no fever). Does this sound like a cold or allergies?

Cold: These are all symptoms of a cold. Allergy is less likely since this is so widespread. Do the usual: Plenty of fluids, warmth, hot baths and over the counter decongestants like Chlorpheneramine and expectorants if you are coughing. See your doctor if this is persistent. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more