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Do you have known history of migraine or sinusitis or allergies?
Are you experiencing any nasal congestion or block at present?
I had minor sinusitis before, but it went away with antibiotics
I have nasal dropping as well
Apart from watering from the eyes, is there any redness ( pinkish appearance) of eyes/ discharge from eyes? Do you feel like rubbing eyes/ itching sensation?
no, there is no redness but I do feel some rubbing/itching
cannot really describe it - like irritation
Let me get this right- you are having watering from eyes along with irritation and increased nasal secretions too- right?
on top of that, I have some dull pain on the back and/or top right of my head (I'm not sure if it's related or not)
also, I should mention it's mostly the right eye
the left eye is not watery or irritated
Sometimes an allergic rhinitis( increased nasal secretion) with or without associated sinusitis ( which can cause headache) can cause a mild block of the opening of the tear ducts in the nose. This can cause excessive watering the eye on that side . Other possibility is that of an allergic conjunctivitis ( but this would have been expected to affect both eyes ).
OK - besides this do you think I should investigate more serious scenarios?
I guess you can take symptomatic treatment in the form of Tab.Zyrtec ( cetrizine) 10 mg, once at bedtime for a week along with a nasal decongesant spray ( can help to open up a possibly blocked tear duct opening in the nose).You can take Tab.Acetaminophen, 650 mg twice a day if the headache becomes unbearable.
No, it does appear to be anything very serious and you can give it a week to subside with the above mentioned symptomatic treatment.
thank you very much!
the headache is far from unbearable - more like dull
If symptoms do not show any sign of improvement then it is better to consult your primary care physician for a closer look. Also try putting lubrication eye drops to get relief from the eye irritation. These are available OTC such as Refresh tears eye drops , 1 drop 4 times a day.