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Q: What can help chronic red and watery eyes in the morning?

I have been having problems with my eyes. They are constantly tearing up. It looks like I am crying all the time.  They are very red and is itchy. The doctor has prescribed me allergy drops, and they did help for awhile, but now my eyes are back to watering, itching, and appearing extremely red all the time. Any suggestions as to what I need to do or something over the counter that I can try are welcome. I am taking Zyrtec every day, but nothing seems to relieve the problem.

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itchy eyes, Community Member
6/29/09 3:22pm

You may want to try gently scrubbing your upper and lower eyelashes with a q-tip and baby shampoo. My eye doctor suggested this and it works for me.




James Leary, Editor
8/ 7/14 12:10pm



Did you ever find any relief for your problem?  I'm not a doctor and can't diagnose you, but your symptoms can be caused by anything from makeup to an allergic reaction.  Since you mentioned that you visited your physician for a prescription, did you ever contact your physician again to report that it wasn't working or helping?


Either way, please consider returning and letting us know how you are doing.  I'm sure that what you have learned would be of great help to another community member on the site!


Best of luck,



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By Ann, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 06/09/09