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Does sitting under a ceiling fan many hours cause dry eyes and allergies?

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Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Fans can dry your eyes out, but will not lead to allergies.
Exposure to allergens such as pollens and dust can cause allergy symptoms if you are allergic to them.

In brief: No

Fans can dry your eyes out, but will not lead to allergies.
Exposure to allergens such as pollens and dust can cause allergy symptoms if you are allergic to them.
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips
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Dr. Michael Mund
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Any windy situation can temporarily dry the eyes by increased tear evaporation.

In brief: Yes

Any windy situation can temporarily dry the eyes by increased tear evaporation.
Dr. Michael Mund
Dr. Michael Mund
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes. Fans blowing into the eyes can cause dry eye.
Dry eye is very common. I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Fans blowing into the eyes can cause dry eye.
Dry eye is very common. I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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