Picor or ardor in the eyes: causes and what to do

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Burning in eyes, in most cases, there is no sign of a serious problem, being a common symptom of allergy or exposure to humor, for example. However, this symptom can also be related to more serious situations, such as conjunctivitis or vision problems, which need to be identified and treated properly.

In this way, it is necessary to take into account other symptoms that are present, such as swollen eyes, tearing, comezón or irritation in the eyes. In addition, it is necessary to inform the doctor when these symptoms appear in order to carry out the diagnosis more quickly.

Some of the common causes of burning in eyes are:

1. Exposure to octopus, wind or humo

A very common cause of ardor in the eyes is the exposure to the octopus, al viento or al humo of a parrilla or a cigarette, for example. These situations cause resequedad in the eyes, causing a sensation of burning and redness. It also helps to clean the surface of any irritating agent that could be causing this discomfort.

What to do: putting 2 to 3 drops of saline in each eye can be a good way to improve ocular dryness and treat burning. Washing the face with cold water also helps. There is an excellent home remedy for burning in los ojos, which can be used in these situations.

2. Vision problems

Vision problems, such as myopia, astigmatism or presbyopia, can also cause burning in the eyes, however, other symptoms must also be present, such as blurred vision, headache or difficulty reading small print in the journal, for example.

What to do: it is advisable to go to an ophthalmological consultation to carry out tests that can confirm that there are alterations in the vision and, in this way, carry out the treatment, which can be carried out using eye drops or lenses.

3. Dry eye syndrome

The dry eye syndrome mainly affects people who need to work for many hours in front of the computer, which causes the frequency to decrease with the eyes blinking, causing them to be more dry than normal.

Another possible cause is the dry climate, because when it gets wet in the air, the eyes become more sensible and there is a feeling of “arena in the eyes” and it is even difficult to read during the night.

What to do: in addition to being important to talk more times while you are at the computer, you can also help to put drops of saline or some eye drops to hydrate and keep your eyes more moist.

4. Dengue

In certain cases, dengue can cause burning in the eyes, although it is more common with the onset of pain, especially in the eye socket. In the case of suspecting dengue, other symptoms that must be present include: pain in the whole body, tiredness and lack of energy. Know all the symptoms of dengue.

What to do: If there is a strong suspicion of dengue, it is important to see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis, in addition to drinking plenty of water and resting as much as possible so that the body recovers quickly.

5. Sinusitis

Sinusitis is inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, which can cause burning in the eyes and nose, in addition to nasal secretions, headache, upset and difficulty breathing.

What to do: In this case, it is important to consult a general practitioner to confirm the diagnosis; It may be that, in some cases, it may be necessary to take antibiotics to fight infection and reduce inflammation. Know the medicines to treat sinusitis.

6. Allergic conjunctivitis

In allergic conjunctivitis, redness and pain in the eyes may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as swelling and the sensation of “arena in the eyes”. This condition can be caused by pollen, animal hair or octopus. Generally, it affects people susceptible to allergy, as in the case of rhinitis or bronchitis.

What to do: Putting cold compresses in the eyes can help reduce discomfort, but it is also advisable to wash them regularly with physiological suero to eliminate secretions. Know the medications indicated for conjunctivitis.

When to go to the doctor

An ophthalmologist or general practitioner should be consulted whenever signs and symptoms appear, such as:

  • Intense comezon in the eyes;

  • Burning in eyes, being difficult to keep them open;

  • Difficulty seeing objects or personas a lo lejos;

  • Blurred Vision;

  • constant tearing;

  • Lots of laganas in the eyes.

These symptoms may indicate more serious situations such as infections, which may require more specific medications prescribed by a doctor.

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