I have a confession to make.
My dry eye is actually caused by red cornea dehydration. In fact, the majority of my red eye problems could be traced back to this dehydrated area. Not only that… but some of the moisturizing creams and ointments don’t even work so well in those situations. A bit embarrassing truth is there are also some medications given to treat other illnesses that cause fluid retention. However the problem with my case lies in the water level of my eyes that causes my symptoms without any apparent underlying cause.
This condition has been going on for some time now and it hurts me to talk about it as much as possible because I’ve come here to give advice and help someone who is struggling to get rid of the itching caused by its existence. But what’s worse is I can no longer perform simple tasks like typing or taking care of myself, which prevents me from getting things done at all hours. Because the itchiness still hurts when I try to touch something and I need to stay on my toes I will just lie in bed until my skin breaks out again or gets irritated. So when talking about the best drops for relieving my dry eye, let me tell you what I’d recommend.
First off let me say that you shouldn’t go into this with the impression that these products are better than others in your bottle.
They all contain different amounts of retinol, hyaluronic acid and minerals like calcium and magnesium. If you have dry eye, you should find a product that contains retinol at the lowest dosage and one that contains hyaluronic acid at the highest dosage. You should also see to it that they are made of natural ingredients, such as aloe vera and licorice root to make sure you don’t get allergic reactions to them. These kinds of products have been proven effective in treating dry eyes. Another thing you should keep in mind is the fact they also contain caffeine for added energy.
That’s right. Caffeine might not be the greatest ingredient of any product but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth trying! Just make sure you don’t exceed the recommended dose for extra drowsiness! All I’ll mention here is retinol, hyaluronic acid and vitamins A and E. Retinol is an anti-inflammatory medication and hyaluronic acid is an active ingredient for hydration. Calcium and magnesium are important minerals for muscle contraction and protein absorption. Vitamin E is needed for healthy blood circulation and improved vision! To my knowledge none of the products are listed to irritate the lining of your nose. As far as I know this is normal. We know we need these nutrients to function properly but when you see irritation from other factors the inflammation can be triggered to try and bring back everything we do. And who the hell wants irritation when you’re having a hard time breathing?
There’s nothing worse than rubbing your eyes over with tissues after a long day in front of a computer screen or watching Netflix.
Now that’s not the worst part of it, the itching and irritation that comes with this has become unbearable. When you’re constantly feeling itchy the most natural course of action would be to grab a towel and curl it around and protect yourself from everything that might potentially hurt your delicate skin. That way the itching wouldn’t happen immediately. Well, a new kind of irritation suddenly pops up and it makes sense. With our eyes, this triggers swelling and pus, which causes redness and red bumps. What’s more common with our face also is swelling and then itchiness and pain. Your body cannot absorb hyaluronic acid from any of the products I’m mentioning, so instead it absorbs the excess water from the solution and forms crystals. Some of them end up drying out the air too so what I’ve mentioned above.
Hyaluronic acid is a type of protein and vitamin. Since our bodies cannot absorb enough of it they start forming crystals.
This creates excess water. So when there’s a great deal of moisture in our skin, our skin starts doing more of the stuff… making us itchy! More water that the solutions in your bottle don’t have. The last thing that is found in several of the products is aloe vera extract which helps reduce itching. Aloe vera is another good source of antioxidants in addition to containing a number of vitamins which are good for reducing cancer risk. Most importantly though, the product I’ve picked up is called Bioflavonoids (which are plant compounds). I’ll warn you ahead of time this isn’t the same thing as flavanoids that are in some supplements as well as some food products. It’s important to avoid sugary drinks if you’ve got dry eye.
Sugar increases the amount of sugar your cells can process on their own when it comes to dealing with the problem but is absolutely not helpful. Therefore, this is what you should always use at least half an hour before you go out in public. Also, this is an extremely acidic liquid. You can mix this with a little vinegar to make some home remedies for relief like using tea bags to take with you to the doctor for example, or even applying the mixture directly to the affected areas. Just making a batch beforehand and being ready to throw some on your eye.
The last three products only help with the symptoms but not the actual issue.
Let’s discuss why I think they’re useless again. I know they have a lot of vitamins and antioxidants on them and since we’re used to consuming a variety of these super expensive products, it might seem unusual to me but they don’t have any side effects. No matter what people say I won’t buy these. I want to stay away from anything that can possibly harm my sensitive skin and maybe even cause it to deteriorate. Why would I spend money on something that doesn’t really serve me?
That’s why I’m so happy that so many companies have started providing free samples for their products in order to help customers as to take a proper look at the quality and effectiveness of the substances in each. I’ve already talked about how these products can trigger inflammation and swelling. How could you feel pain and redness? Those only occur when there’s high levels of sugar and acid going through your system. Even when you aren’t actually experiencing any signs of an irritation, the solution you’re drinking may very well be causing a reaction. Don’t waste your money on these because they could just be another brand with fancy advertisements. Go for a better option from a trusted company.
Now that has been said once again, I thought it would be a good idea to provide some alternative options for you. Of course the first alternative was to ask your doctor for some medicated products that have ingredients that are meant to ease the symptoms of red eyes. After reading a few reviews about these products I think the one I’ll pick up is the Bioflavonoids in some ways because it contains some great antioxidants like zeaxanthin. Zeaxanthin is known for its ability to fight against damage to DNA strands and the formation of oxidative stress, which is a major factor in degeneration of the cornea and macular tissues. I also thought that the combination of two drugs called Senna and Methylphenidate would be nice in helping relieve pain and discomfort from my painful, swollen eyes, but it wasn’t one of the options that was listed. Both Zylocaine and Methylphenidate are used to block and relieve nausea and vomiting, therefore preventing both diarrhea and heartburn.
They are also two types of stimulants. Stimulants, in general, are agents which increase neurotransmission in the brain and nervous systems causing temporary euphoria. Stimulants also have many additional medical uses that include improving memory and attention, increasing alertness and fatigue, promoting relaxation without sleepiness, etcetera. If you decide to try these items out in hopes of seeing relief just wait for one day before giving up. Yes sometimes it seems like no amount of medicine ever works but it might be worth a shot.
A final word in regards to your daily routine- I’m sorry this is slightly long but it’s necessary for everyone. I’m going to assume that you’re already having regular glasses of water and perhaps a glass of lemonade or green tea every morning. This is probably because you think these can help you cope with dry eye, although I have no clue what the true reason is for that. Either way, we’re here to help you out if such a thing as dry eye exists, regardless of what the cause may be. Keep an eye out for more information and tips in upcoming articles on popular topics related to health and wellness.
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