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How can I care for watery eyes at home?

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Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
4 doctors agree

In brief: Watery eyes

Watery eyes can be suggestive of allergy but also of dry eyes.
If the eyes are itchy it is more suggestive of allergy. If you have a gritty or sandy feeling , then dry eyes are most likely. The use of otc ocular lubricants/tears can sometimes be helpful.. For allergy, there are otc allergy eye drops that can be tried.

In brief: Watery eyes

Watery eyes can be suggestive of allergy but also of dry eyes.
If the eyes are itchy it is more suggestive of allergy. If you have a gritty or sandy feeling , then dry eyes are most likely. The use of otc ocular lubricants/tears can sometimes be helpful.. For allergy, there are otc allergy eye drops that can be tried.
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Allergy consultation

A medical evaluation to determine the cause of your eye symptoms is the first step.
If bacterial or viral conjunctivitis is ruled out, your pcp can order a blood test for allergic sensitivity called a rast. Unfortunately, rast tests can be expensive, typically costing you or your insurance about $25.00 per test. Allergists perform skin testing that provides the same information for about $5 per.

In brief: Allergy consultation

A medical evaluation to determine the cause of your eye symptoms is the first step.
If bacterial or viral conjunctivitis is ruled out, your pcp can order a blood test for allergic sensitivity called a rast. Unfortunately, rast tests can be expensive, typically costing you or your insurance about $25.00 per test. Allergists perform skin testing that provides the same information for about $5 per.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Allergy medicines

If your watery eyes are due to allergies then allergy meds would work.
Medicines like antihistamine pills and antihistamine eye drops are helpful.

In brief: Allergy medicines

If your watery eyes are due to allergies then allergy meds would work.
Medicines like antihistamine pills and antihistamine eye drops are helpful.
Dr. Thomas Klein
Dr. Thomas Klein
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