Why do my eyes water constantly

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
Why do my eyes water constantly

Do your eyes water constantly for no apparent reason? Has it becomes so annoying that it prevents you from carrying out your daily activities? The truth is that there are many possible causes of continuous tearing, so your best option is to visit the optometrist or eye specialist. Still, at OneHowTo we offer you some possible answers to the question why do my eyes water constantly?

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One of the possible causes of you eyes watering constantly is conjunctivitis, a bacterial infection that amongst its symptoms is that of continued tearing. Anyone can get this eye condition and it is very contagious. If you think you have contracted it you should visit your doctor so he can prescribe some eye drops or a treatment to cure the conjunctivitis.


It is also possible that the conjunctivitis be of the allergic type and involves no bacteria, and so some external agent that causes the allergy will be making your eyes water persistently. Allergic conjunctivitis is usually treated with antihistamines to relieve symptoms caused by the allergen.

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The watery eyes may also be due to a vision problem that makes you squint more than necessary. This will require you to have an optometrist check up to determine if it is necessary to correct some problem or condition.


Although it may sound contradictory, dry eyes may also be an answer to why your eyes water constantly. And if your eyes are dry over a long period then they can produce excess tears.


In some cases, the constant tearing may be due to a blocked tear duct, because the accumulation of tear salts prevent these come from moving from the eye the nasal fosa. An optometrist should confirm this diagnosis and the solution for this condition may be surgery.


Scratches, impacts or the presence of sand in the eye may be the answer to your question 'why do my eyes water constantly?'. In some cases the lesions are not visible but cause the eye to water more than usual and so it will be necessary to properly treat the damage on the surface of the cornea.


These are just some of the possible causes of constant and excessive water in the eyes; in case of suffering from this you will need to visit the eye doctor or medical specialist to conduct an eye examination and determine the specific reason and required treatment.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

If you want to read similar articles to Why do my eyes water constantly, we recommend you visit our Diseases & secondary effects category.

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When I pee, my vagina stings. Not only that but my pee is often dark and smells bad. I can't exactly treat the smell, and I think it may just be a pee infection. I'm not completely sure though.
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Hi Armani,

It is possible (maybe even likely) to be a UTI, but you will need to consult a physician for a suitable diagnosis.
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