28 thoughts on “Watery Eyes With Common Cold

  1. How do I know if I have a cold or a reaction to pollen in the air?
    How do I know if I have a cold or a reaction to pollen in the air?
    I have sneezing, coughing, watery eyes,, and congestion. My friend says I have hay fever. I say I have a cold. Who is right? I live in the Pacific Northwest. Recently the temperature variations have been wild., like 30 degrees or more in a single day.

    • I seem to have to ask this question myself all the time even though I know I have allergies (Hay Fever). Most of the time your allergies will feel like a cold or even a flu depending on its strength. The problem is you will have a hard time diagnosing it unless you know the pollen count is high or you just walked through a bunch of ragweed or people cutting their grass.

      The real reason to know is find out the best way to treat it. A cold will be using formal medicine the same can be said for allergies that give cold and flu like symptoms. Both of these are short term solutions. If you want to know if you have hay fever you will need to see a specialist or do your own experiments with pollen to see.

      I however like to get rid of both of the problems at once at least when I am at home. I depend on air purifiers to remove dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria and viruses from the air that I am trapped with in my house. It is funny that the seemingly safest place is the place with the highest concentration of pollutants (because they can’t escape).

      I would suggest that you look into HEPA air filters, Ultraviolet lights and activated carbon within air purifiers if you would like to help with the problem. Otherwise, in my opinion you have hay fever because of the “watery eyes”, which aren’t a normal symptom of a common cold.

  2. Is it possible to have a common cold without sneezing and running nose?
    I haven’t had a traditional cold in about 5 years, but once a year or so I get all the symptoms EXCEPT runny nose and sneezing…. aching muscles, run down, headaches, watery eyes, blocked sinuses, etc.

  3. How long will my cold last if it started on Sunday?
    I have a cold that developed Sunday (yesterday morning) and I was wondering if I will be better by Friday (5 days later). I’m performing at a dance and I need to be better by then. I have the common symptoms like runny nose and cough and watery eyes. I need to also know if I should go to the dance if I’m almost better and stuff like that. Thanks:)

    • If you are already infected with a cold virus, you can’t prevent the cold from happening – what you can do is shorten the duration of the symptoms.

      Make sure you drink as many fluids as possible. Also drink warm liquids, such as tea with honey or chicken noodle soup. All of these liquids will keep you hydrated and help with your symptoms.

      Make sure you are taking a multivitamin, and take extra vitamin C if you start to feel more sick.Also make sure that you are eating right. Eat foods that have protein because this will give you more energy.

      One of the most important things to do is get some rest – your body will need as much energy as possible to be able to fight the cold.

      Feel better soon!

  4. What is wrong,Cold or something more serious?
    Symptoms: Watery eyes,Sneezing,Stuffy Nose,Congestion,Headache,Aches,Sore Throat and sometimes dizzy when I get up.
    What does this mean? Is it just a common cold or something more serious?

    • if watery eyes , red colouration to eye retina ?itching sensation in eye ,collection of discharge at the eye corner head ache ,nausea could be the symptoms of conjunctivitis which is contagious ,last for at least 3/4 days and then slowly goes .must get eyes check up by ophthalmologist . he can diagnose it

  5. Can the common cold give bad body muscle pains?
    I am trying to figure out if I have a cold or a flu. I started three days ago I felt very run down and my main symptom was a sore throat and flu like pains all over my body. I also had a low temperature 37.5
    and I felt very tired. Then a day ago I started sneezing very badly and still had the muscle pains but now is sneezing nos-stop watery eyes and runny nose. I would say is a common cold but how about the body pains and aches? That happens normally with the flu virus not with common cold.
    Could somebody advice me?


  6. What medicine do you recommend to help relieve symptoms of the common cold?
    I know nothing can cure it, but I just need something to help with the runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and cough so I can function and take care of my daughter better.

  7. What cold medicine should I buy for my cat if she has a watery eye and sneezes?
    It seems like a common cold. She was just vaccinated against cat flue 3 weeks ago.

    • I hope you aren’t planning on trotting down to the drugstore and picking up some cold medicine. A cat cannot handle/process medications the way humans do. Even a bit of aspirin could kill a cat. Absolutely get a vet’s medication for this. Of course it could always be a reaction to the vaccination she received, but if that was three weeks ago I doubt it. Please bring her to the vet, or at least call the vet and see what he has to say. Don’t go just buying medicine for your cat on your own.

  8. How much liquid is used in a common cold?
    The question above is very vague, sorry. What I’m really asking is over the course of a common cold, how much liquid comes out of a person’s face? Take into account the watery eyes, the liquid lost from sneezing, maybe sweating from a fever if it’s a really bad cold, and of course the runny nose. How much liquid does it amount to?

  9. How to get rid of the common cold?
    I feel like I am starting to get a few cold symptoms. Itchy watery eyes, itchy nose, sore throat, headache and a lot of sneezing. The symptoms are not too bad, but I always get really BAD colds. Is there anyone I can get rid of it now? What do i need to do to get healthy again?? I don’t want to miss any work! Thank you!

    • Always assuming that it does not become bronchitis or something worse.

      Antibiotics and it takes ten days
      Aspirin hot lemon and whisky and plenty to drink and it takes ten days
      Two bottle method:
      Buy a bottle of whisky and drink it. When you see two you are not cured but you feel a lot happier. Still takes ten days so repeat. That is if you can afford to and like hangovers

  10. What are some good home remedies for a common cold?
    I have the typical cold right now. The runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat and I cannot sleep because I can’t breathe. I have tried the Benylin extra strength pills, but it doesn’t work. I was just wondering if there’s a home remedy that helps? And if so, can you give me a recipe if possible? Thanks so much :)

    • Asprin for pain and fever, sudafed for nasal stuff and the watery eyes, drink lots of liquids and rest. The only thing you can do with a cold is treat the symptoms.

  11. Any remedies for the common cold?
    i have the common cold since yestresday morning. im 13 years old by the way. Are there any remedies or home remedies that may treat the common cold?
    here are my symptoms:
    runny nose
    ears hurt a bit
    watery eyes
    throat a tiny bit sore and dry
    slight ache in my shoulders.

    • Remedies, no, but you can do things to relieve the symptoms until it’s over. Warm chicken soup, plenty of fluids, rest, keep warm, Tylenol for aches and pains, eye drops for eyes, antihistimine for the runny nose, throat drops, peppermint or butterscotch for the dry sore throat.

  12. How do I know if I have a cold or a reaction to pollen in the air?
    I have sneezing, coughing, watery eyes,, and congestion. My friend says I have hay fever. I say I have a cold. Who is right? I live in the Pacific Northwest. Recently the temperature variations have been wild., like 30 degrees or more in a single day.

    • Duration
      One of the first indications that your symptoms may be due to hay fever rather than a cold relates to the duration of the symptoms. A cold virus typically doesn’t last beyond a week to ten days whereas hay fever will usually continue to occur, and possibly get worse, over many months. If you are experiencing typical cold symptoms but it has been more than two weeks since their onset and in particular, if symptoms are worsening, it’s wise to see your doctor.

      The uncomfortable itching that hay fevers can experience around their nose, throat and general facial area does not occur with a cold virus. Itching is a reaction that is common to many allergies – not just hay fever – but it is not characteristic of a cold.

  13. What sickness do I have and what medicine do I take?
    The other day I started getting a sore throat and a runny and itchy nose, but I brushed it off because of the weather. Now my throat is still sore, my nose is still itchy and runny, and I have just gotten new symptoms which include an all over muscle ache, mild cough, and itchy watery eyes. I’m not sure if it’s just a common cold or not. So what do I have and what medicine do I take?

  14. DO I have a common cold or a different virus?
    I have a very sore throat,a headache,swollen lymph glandes,I’m drowsy,the back of my neck hurts,I have hardly any energy,blocked nose,watery eyes and just generally feeling under the weather.Do I have just a normal common cold or some sort of virus?

    • I think it would be best to visit a doctor. They will be able to run test and treat you accordingly. Without test it would be difficult to determine the correct diagnosis. It would be wise to seek the advice of medical professionals who have given you a physical exam and have spoken with you. If you want to wait it out that is certainly understandable but if your symptoms persist I suggest a visit with a health care provider.

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