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Why does only my right eye burn and water from allergies ?

Why does only my right eye burn and water from allergies ?

May not be allergies: Conjunctivitis can cause similar symptoms and can be either viral or bacterial, in addition to allergic. I would make sure that this is not infectious first, before attributing it to allergies. Contact wearers need to be especially cautious since special bugs can cause infections in them. See your doctor first. ...Read more

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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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Had shingles over right eye 2 months ago have burning,watering in that eye,sensitive to light.

Had shingles over right eye 2 months ago have burning,watering  in that eye,sensitive to light.

This could: be the equivalent of a mild post herpetic neuralgia ( irritation of nerves after shingle infections which last for a while after the lesions resolve) Just a thought! BTW If symptoms persist consult with an OPTHAMOLOGIST! Dr Z ...Read more

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My right eye keeps watering. I woke up with crust in my eye. I think it's allergy issue. What should I do to fix it?

My right eye keeps watering. I woke up with crust in my eye. I think it's allergy issue. What should I do to fix it?

Herpes eye infection: Unless you are allergic to your bedsheets, the cause of a unilateral crusty, watery eye with itching is more likely a bacterial superinfection. However, with the history of a cold sore (a herpes virus type i reactivation) you really should see an ophthalmologist urgently to rule out herpes keratitis. This might be serious. The diagnosis can be challenging, so the eye-md is your best choice. ...Read more

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Right eye has been red for 2 days. No burning, itching, pain, goop or swelling. Eye has watered today. Started 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) week ago. Why is eye red?

Right eye has been red for 2 days. No burning, itching, pain, goop or swelling. Eye has watered today. Started 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) week ago.  Why is eye red?

Lexapro (escitalopram) not culprit: Hi AmandaL- In my experience, Lexapro (escitalopram) is unlikely to cause red eye in just one eye. If it was a drug reaction, it would be more likely to be in both eyes. It could be: allergies, eye contamination, eye trauma such as a scratch. Good luck. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Having burning sensation and excessive watering of right eye, very sensitive to sun light, been precribed genamicin sulfate .3 been using a week. also given azithromycin 500mg zpack x 3days still no improvement?

Having burning sensation and excessive watering of right eye, very sensitive to sun light, been precribed genamicin sulfate .3 been using a week. also given azithromycin 500mg zpack x 3days  still no improvement?

Dry eyes?: Although most people with dry eyes have problem on both sides, yours is likely from anatomical differences. Try artificial tear (preferably without preservative) 4 x daily regularly and see if this helps. If problem persists, see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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The different of specific symptoms between eye allergy and dry eye ? If only my right eye that has myokymia, what should I do for treatmeant ? Help.

The different of specific symptoms between eye allergy and dry eye ? If only my right eye that has myokymia, what should I do for treatmeant ? Help.

Different: Don't know what myokymia is but allergic eyes usually itch and dry eyes usually burn. Both may be associated with tearing and redness. For itchy eyes, some otc drop or oral antihistamine may help if the duration lasts no more than a week. For more severe cases, a prescription antihistamine eye drops should be tried. For dry eyes, use artificial tear (preservative-free) at least 3 to 4 x daily. ...Read more