Are tearing eyes the norm or cause for panic?
Helping eyes protect ourselves
Eyed eyes most often indicate the presence of external stimuli, which may include dust, temperature, bright light, and chemicals. Sometimes the discharge of tear fluid, itching and burning become permanent and then we are talking about an allergic reaction.
Eliminating the painful reaction to an external irritant is easy if detected. Most often, the eye cuts from the bright sunlight, and sunglasses can fix the problem. The reaction to cold becomes less noticeable if you wear a warm hat. The most remarkable thing is that we can train our eyes to cold and bright light through … contrasting washing. To do this, 2-3 times a day is enough to wash the face alternately with warm and cold water.
External eye irritants that can cause tearfulness include poor quality contact lenses and incorrectly matched glasses, as well as facial care products and cosmetics that are not suitable for us personally. In both cases, the recipe for solving the problem is one: do not save on your health. So, contact lenses require daily care, and their shelf life is limited. The choice of cosmetics should be approached more responsibly, even if you have to buy more expensive products.
What do we have for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
Increased and irritating tearfulness can be a symptom of the fact that our diet does not have the necessary vitamins and trace elements. It is known that the face is a powerful indicator of beriberi. Shelled skin, brittle hair, dry conjunctivitis (feeling of sand in the eyes) clearly signal that it’s time to take care of healthy food. Moreover, with a deficiency of vitamins and minerals necessary for the eyes, visual acuity may decrease and even the effect of “night blindness” (narrowing of the visual field at dusk) may appear. Specifically, the lack of vitamins of group B and potassium is responsible for tearfulness, while the well-known vitamin of sight is carotene (vitamin A).
Perhaps it is precisely as an enhanced fortification of the body that the common “grandmothers” means should be considered. Although in the light of evidence-based medicine, traditional recipes are no longer fashionable, herbal teas, blueberries and carrots can be just as effective as avoiding high-calorie sweet snacks.
You can not discount such a trivial, but common in the age of gadgets, problem as fatigue. It is work with a computer or phone, long-term reading that causes dry eye syndrome and, as a result, the lacrimal glands try to develop as much fluid as possible. The solution is simple – interrupt work, close the computer game, put the book aside.
When should I see a doctor?
There is a narrow circle of “tearing” problems that require surgical intervention. Thus, in infants, persistent and profuse tearing is most often caused by obstruction of the tear ducts. And this problem is solved only by operational means. Occlusion of the lacrimal ducts in adults is less common, but also requires the help of laser surgery.