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I am a 55 year old male.I recently passed a health check medical.I

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I am a 55 year old male.I recently passed a health check medical.I wear glasses for watching tv and driving.My eyes have recently become very itchy and sometimes sore.
When i rub them they become bloodshot.They appear glazed and watery and not white as they were before.I have not changed any toiletries/washing products.When i wear aftershave my nose runs however this has been the case for a while.I am a non smoker however i have recently started smoking the odd cigar at the weekends.About 3 months ago we had a large fire at our premises which was very smokey for a long time.We have since moved but the symtoms still persist.Could you advise me what the problem might be with my sore eyes and why my nose runs when wearing aftershave
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Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 1 year ago.

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Dr. Tom-Eye :

. You have described very itchy and sore eyes. And now you have found that your aftershave lotion is causing your nose to run. These are clearly the signs of an allergic reaction. Itching is almost always associated with allergies. You are lucky because there are many over-the-counter antihistamine eyedrops available at pharmacies. If you were my patient, and if your eye examination did not reveal any other cause for your symptoms, that would be my initial recommendation; the use of antihistamine eyedrops. Does that make sense to you?

Customer:

Yes doctor it does make sense.I remember at my last eye test about 12 months ago i was asked dso my eyes feel sore or gritty but at the time they did not.Do you think the test may have revealed aproblem back then ?

Dr. Tom-Eye :

Yes there is probably a relationship between the observation of your doctor and the question about a gritty feeling. That would be a symptom of dry eye syndrome. Allergic conjunctivitis and dry eye syndrome go hand-in-hand. If you get the over-the-counter ocular antihistamine eyedrops you will actually be covering both conditions. But for the gritty feeling alone, a lubricating eye drop, also available over-the-counter, usually controls the symptoms. Do you have any other questions or have I answered your questions to your satisfaction?

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