What Is Causing My Eyes to Water?

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Why do my eyes water? I'm Dr. Manan Shah with Wyndly Heath, I'm an ENT and an allergist. Inside your eye, on the lateral side, there's a gland called the lacrimal gland. This gland produces tears. And tears, help wash bacteria and dirt and other pathogens out of your eyes. When you have an allergy, your body mistakes something like pollen or animal dander for something scary like bacteria.

And so your body creates tears to try to wash those things away. And this is irritating and annoying. One of the best ways to stop this from happening is using antihistamines, either oral like Claritin or Zyrtec, or using antihistamine eye drops. If you'd like to learn more, please subscribe.

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