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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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Every morning, right after i wake up i start sneezing, and have an itchy nose and watery eyes that sometimes itch. What could i be allergic to?

Every morning, right after i wake up i start sneezing, and have an itchy nose and watery eyes that sometimes itch. What could i be allergic to?

Probably dust: Fairly common symptoms for dust allergies. Builds up as you sleep. Allergies cause itching & tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for allergies. You can also take over the counter medicine like loratidine in the morning or zyrtec before bed. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had an allergic reaction and now my eyes are ruined ?

What do you suggest if i had an allergic reaction and now my eyes are ruined ?

Should not be ruined: Allergic reactions don't often ruin the eyes. Chemical alkali burns/solutions can damage eyes permanently. So could certain inflammatory conditions that are left unchecked. But seasonal allergy don't hurt the eye, and are not permanent. If your lids are swollen, see an eye doctor soon for treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have an allergy to eyelash glues. My eyes get itchy, sore, and swollen. What can I do?

I think I have an allergy to eyelash glues. My eyes get itchy, sore, and swollen. What can I do?

Stop the glue: The glue is likely either creating direct irritation, or you are allergic to it. Either way you need to stop using it. Cool compresses may help reduce swelling and itching. If you want longer lashes, consider discussing Latisse (bimatoprost) with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes constantly water when I have a cold or allergy attack?

Why do my eyes constantly water when I have a cold or allergy attack?

Blocked exit : The exit/drainage routes for your tears may be swollen closed by allergic conjunctivitis. There may be reflex tearing that over loads your tear drainage system even if the exit routes are not swollen closed. If your nose is also running, the exit routes are working and it is the excess reflex tearing. ...Read more

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I have allergies I sneeze every morning but I have seen I have itchy eyes they itch all the time and I feel better rubbing them. Please help prescription needed?

I have allergies I sneeze every morning but I have seen I have itchy eyes they itch all the time and I feel better rubbing them. Please help prescription needed?

See your Doctor: There are steroid nasal sprays that are very efffective for controlling sneezing and nasal congestion. Naphcon a eye drops can be purchased without a prescription and help treat itchy eyes. ...Read more

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I think that I may have hayfever,I can't stop sneezing or scratching my eyes.What should I do?

I think that I may have hayfever,I can't stop sneezing or scratching my eyes.What should I do?

Prevention: If you know what you are allergic to, avoidance would be great. If not a Netipot is a good start. Consider an OTC antihistamine of not getting better... After that seek help from a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a dry mouth sometimes and I breakout with an itch whenever I go on runs and when I sweat. I have to take an antiihistamine before I run.?

I have a dry mouth sometimes and I breakout  with an itch whenever I go on runs and when I sweat. I have to take an antiihistamine before I run.?

Itching: See your physician to rule out various things. It may involve blood work. My wife has a similar problem as was diagnosed as idiopathic urticaria. Big word for unknown itching. Antihistamines will help, they also will give you a dry mouth. Take extra care of your teeth as xerostomia(dry mouth) makes you vulnerable to tooth decay. Fluoride rinses and brushing after meals ideal. Limit sports drinks. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an allergy of sneezing when i wake up. I am 19 years. Please help?

What should I do if I have an allergy of sneezing when i wake up. I am 19 years. Please help?

Indoor allergies: Sneezing at night or upon awakening is frequently the result of indoor allergies such as dust mite, animal dander, feather or even indoor mold. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger so avoidance measures can be performed. Medication treatment can include antihistamines, nasal corticosteroid sprays (nasacort (triamcinolone) for example) and even allergy injections. Check with your allergist. ...Read more

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Why do I have a problem withburning and watering eyes when i read?

Why do I have a problem withburning and watering eyes when i read?

Dry eyes: You eyes burn and water because they dry out when reading. Once they dry out they overproduce tears and the excess tears run down your cheeks. The burning means irritation. Reading is an intensely visual activity so remember to blink and take a short break (close your eyes for a minute or so) after every few pages or chapter. You can also use some artificial tears before and during reading. ...Read more

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My eyes are extremely itchy, could I have an eye infection or just allergies? How do I know?

My eyes are extremely itchy, could I have an eye infection or just allergies? How do I know?

Allergies likely: Extreme itchiness is most probably allergy related, especially if it is accompanied by a sticky discharge. Best way to know for sure is see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I used to have horrible allergies to cats. Throat close up, wheezing, itchy watery eyes. And now I have 3 cats and not a single reaction. What causes?

I used to have horrible allergies to cats. Throat close up, wheezing, itchy watery eyes. And now I have 3 cats and not a single reaction. What causes?

Cat allergieS: Two factors. 1- your age, with time, usually allergies tame down. 2- you may be less reactive to the cats you have, not all cats produce the same amount of allergens. You lucked out woth those three! ...Read more

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I have a few questions about allergy symptoms, so i noticed for the past 2 month i've been sneezing alot and when i rub my nose with a tissue my nose gets irritated and i sneeze a lot more. does this mean i have allergies? and how did i get them if i do h

I have a few questions about allergy symptoms, so i noticed for the past 2 month i've been sneezing alot and when i rub my nose with a tissue my nose gets irritated and i sneeze a lot more. does this mean i have allergies? and how did i get them if i do h

Very much possible: Allergens abound, all around us, your body can tolerate for a certain period , some can't tolerate anymore and start to have symptoms, you may have a pet at home or recently moved, better see an allergist for evaluation, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Since 2-3 days im sneezing a lot and due to sneezing I have runny nose, sometimes dry itchy nose and throat. Is it some allergy? What should I take ?

Since 2-3 days im sneezing a lot and due to sneezing I have runny nose, sometimes dry itchy nose and throat. Is it some allergy? What should I take ?

Sneezing: Hello, it looks like your symptoms are the classic description of allergic rhinitis. Otc antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra. These medications will help reduce your symptoms. If they don't respond to this first line approach, see your doctor for other options. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. Been taking an antihistamine and decongestant. Why does my nose feel like i sore red cheyenne pepper? What can I do to stop

I have a sinus infection. Been taking an antihistamine and decongestant. Why does my nose feel like i sore red cheyenne pepper? What can I do to stop

Antibiotics: If you truly have a sinus infection, then you will need an antibiotic. Infection causes inflammation of the nasal tissue and thus the soreness and antihistamine/decongestant does nothing for an infection. Some times saline nasal irrigation may help but probably not in your case. See your doctor. ...Read more

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During spring I would just have watery eyes but This spring I had very bad pollen allergies . Why has my allergy become so severe?

During spring I would just have watery eyes but This spring I had very bad pollen allergies . Why has my allergy become so severe?

Normal: It is normal for allergy severity to fluctuate from year to year. It is related to the amount of pollen in the air and to variations related to your immune system. Some allergic eye problems (examples: vernal conjunctivitis, atopic keratoconjunctivitis) need to be evaluated as do other eye problems such as infection. If you notice changes in your symptoms, best to see Allergist. ...Read more

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I have allergies but I also got a cough and it's hard to bread I drink cleratin and I want to know why the allergies affect my breathing?

I have allergies but I also got a cough and it's hard to bread I  drink cleratin and I want to know why the allergies affect my breathing?

Allergies: Allergies can cause cough via a post nsal drip - congestion itself can give a sensation of difficulty breathing - also can be associated with asthma - so if significant breathing difficulty you should have it checked out. ...Read more

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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)

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