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Watery Eyes are Usually Due to Allergies

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In Washington D.C. we are in the midst of allergy season and for allergies sufferers it has been a hard one. They can experience a number of symptoms including sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, stuffy nose, and sinus headaches. The medical term for watery eyes is known as epiphora. The eyes produce tears to try to clear toxins from the eyes. Watery eyes can be due to direct contact with allergen in the eyes or pollutants in the air. If your eyes are itchy it is probably due to allergies. Paying attention to your allergies and treating them naturally or through medication can help reduce the discomfort associated with watery eyes due to allergies. In my practice I usually create very specific tinctures, which are herb-based liquids, for my patients. I choose the herbs that will address the specific symptoms that the person is having. I also focus on immune support and stabilizing mast cells which release histamine and cause the watery eyes.

Some people experience allergies because of the environment like the seasonal allergies sufferers I described above and some people experience allergies to food and your eyes can still be involved in the problem. In my office one of my colleagues was asking why does her daughter get sleep in her eyes. She was referring to the sandy-goop that crust the eyes during the night. Sometimes it is so thick that in the morning it can be hard to open the eye. In my experience that usually results from a food allergy not an environmental allergy. I usually start with food allergy testing or an elimination diet for a period of time to see if this clears the problem with the eyes. One of the remarkable things about this treatment plan is that usually the eye problem clears up and so do other allergy related problems too. I love when one treatment plan solves several issues this is the beauty of treating the underlying problems.

The eyes do give us insight about other health in other areas. Our eyes give vision about the rest our health.

Live Vibrantly,

Dr. Dae

Dr. Dae's website: www.healthydaes.com
Dr. Dae's book: Daelicious! Recipes for Vibrant Living can be purchased @ www.healthydaes.com

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I absolutely agree that allergy season can be very tough on little ones-- I used to suffer from allergies when I was a kid. I still do but it is MUCH more controlled. Itchy, watery eyes were like a hallmark symptom for me.

April 25, 2010 - 11:57am
EmpowHER Guest

Thank you for your comment, anonymous. The Unites States have record high pollen counts this year so I am not surprised to hear about your son. Thanks for your addition to our site.

April 25, 2010 - 10:28am
EmpowHER Guest

Our son had severe Eczema and allergies since he was just a baby and once he started to take his belly Boost probiotics, he was so so so much better. Lately with the pollen count being so high - his eyes have been watery though. Allergies can be such a tough thing especially for the little ones.

April 25, 2010 - 10:17am
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