Watery Eyes And Stuffy Nose

Why do some people get a Nose bleed: Bloody Nose: The nose was built for bleeding a doctor once told me. He said the nose was filled with numerous blood vessels, and many of these are thin and are on the surface of the inside of the nose. It takes very little damage to break one of these blood vessels which can cause severe bleeding.

A smack or blow to the nose can lead to severe bleeding, as well as dry air in the winter causing the nose lining to crack, picking the nose can easily break a vessel, as well as blowing or even snuffing the nose.

The most important rule to follow when suffering a nose bleed is to stay as calm as possible, because the flow of blood will increase if panic sets in. You should sit down and lean forward, keeping the head at a level that is above the heart. The nose should be pinched firmly, just under the bridge and pressure maintained for ten minutes or so; this will enable a coagulation process to develop.

The good news is that almost all cases of nosebleeds in an otherwise healthy child are medically not serious. So why does my child get a nose bleed? The nose has a thin lining (mucosa) that covers blood vessels lying inside the nose.

Ice packs may be beneficial and can be applied to the bridge of the nose or the back of the neck.

A trial of oxymetazoline (Afrin) or phenylephrine (Neo-Synephrine), potent vasoconstrictors, may stop the bleeding. Only use as instructed on the label.

Apply a small amount of bacitracin ointment or Vaseline to a Q-tip and insert up into the nasal passages. Do not insert so high as to cause discomfort.

Run a humidifier during the winter months or put a pot of water in your bedroom. Be sure to change the water daily and follow all cleaning instructions to avoid a build-up of fungus.

Pinching Method

Pinch your nose just below the bridge. There is a vein just below the nose bone that is the culprit in 99% of bloody noses. Pinching puts pressure on it, which arrests the bleeding and speeds the clotting process.

Pressure Method

Find the two very slight depressions on the back of the skull, approximately four finger-widths from the base of the skull (in line with the tops of the ears) and four finger-widths from the mid-line of the back of the skull. If you had eyes in the back of your head, this is where they would be.

Blood in the stool

Not all problems associated with bloody stools are severe emergency. A bloody stool can be life-threatening if the stool becomes dark, foul-smelling blood and it is the only thing that is excreted from the rectum. This condition may be hemorrhagic gastroenteritis. Excessive blood in the stool could not be home treated. Seek veterinary help immediately.

If the stated tips are ineffective in controlling the bleeding and difficulty breathing is present, visit your vet immediately for specific tests to diagnose the cause of the problem.

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27 thoughts on “Watery Eyes And Stuffy Nose

  1. How long will it take for the shot to kick in?
    At around 4pm yesterday, I received a Cortisone shot for my severe seasonal allergies. This morning, I’m still sneezing with watery, itchy eyes and a stuffy nose. I thought I was going to be cured… :-( Or should I just be patient and wait longer for the shot to take effect?


    • Try to be a bit more patient. It’s been only a few hours since your shot. BTW, cortisone shots don’t cure allergies; they just reduce the inflammation caused by the allergies. You might want to ask your allergist about a nasal spray like Avamys – I take it for eye and nasal allergy symptoms and it works great.

  2. What is the most effective way to get over a cold?
    Both my kids are sick with colds I am trying desperately not to get it. I am sure a lot of you are experienced with this and might have suggestions that could help them get over it quicker and the rest of us to prevent getting it.

    The symptoms are mild, but keeping the kids out of school. They’re coughing, stuffy nose, watery eyes, sometimes fever. Neither are lethargic they are full of energy but they passed it to each other so I know it’s contagious.

    Keep in mind that we haven’t had colds for probably 2 years straight.

    • here are a few ways

      Applying petroleum jelly underneath the nose or on the chest so it’s vapors are inhaled can help soothe the irritation of a dry and raw nose and throat.

      Analgesics are found in most over the counter cold and flu medications and many pain relievers such as NyQuil and Tylenol. These help relieve headaches and fever.

      Cough medicines do pretty much what the name implies – they help relieve coughing. Most do this using an antitussive and expectorant. Antitussives suppress the body’s cough reflex and expectorants thin out your mucus, allowing it to be more easily expelled through coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose

      Drink lots of fluids
      Get plenty of rest
      Eat a nutritious diet

      Salt Water
      Gargling with salt water or using it to flush the nose can help reduce swelling and irritation.

      Spicy Food
      If your throat isn’t irritated and you can handle it, eating something spicy can temporarily clear up a stuffy head.

      Chicken Soup
      Though there hasn’t yet been any research that supports this, chicken soup remains a popular folk remedy for helping cure colds.

      Steam Inhalation
      This is effective for colds caused by members of the rhinovirus family due to their inability to survive at elevated temperatures. It can be achieved by sitting in a hot sauna or breathing the steam produced by hot water. Be careful not to burn yourself, and if you choose to sit in a sauna, make sure you stay hydrated.

      Herbal Cures, Vitamins, and Mineral Supplementation
      Among the many supplements that have been touted to help cure colds, the most popular are:

      Colloidal Silver Supplements
      Zinc Supplements
      Vitamin C Supplements
      Garlic Supplements
      Echinacea Capsules
      Chamomile Tea
      Lemon (Fresh or Juice)
      Caffeine (Tea or Coffee)

  3. How to clear stuffy nose from animal allergies?
    I’m allergic to all animals with fur/hair. I dont remember to wash my hands off after petting my dog so I’ll itch my eye slightly or rub my nose. That results in a stuffy nose or itchy and watery eyes.

    What are some at home remides? I’d prefer them since meds around here are quite expensive but if you know a strong medicine that be nice :)

    • fill your sink with scalding hot water. then put your face close to it and get the steam in your nose. it will clear it up. also bucklys medicine. i know its the worst stuff in the world but it works the best. you could try making some tea with honey or borrowing some meds from a friend or neighbor. hope you feel better soon :)

  4. How do you get rid of a cold?
    You know, watery eyes, stuffy nose, the works.

    I keep getting sick every time I get somewhat better.
    I know, and it’s really weird because I’m the biggest germaphobe EVER, so I think it’s the weather change- that always happens to me.

    • Next time when you feel the first sign of getting a cold try putting hydrogen peroxide in your ears and gaggle with it. I do this every time and it helps a lot .. also try:

      to wash your hand often
      to avoid touching eyes,nose,mouth as much as possible.
      to drink lots of fluid
      to eat/drink food high in antioxidant (green tea, blueberries, papaya)
      eat chicken soup or any bothy soup
      and most importantly get plenty of rest!!!

  5. I have watery eyes andd a stuffy nose because of?
    Ok, me and my mom have the same watery eyes and stuffy nose. She thinks its becuase of my hamster. And i think its cuz of a cold i have. I don’t blame my self cuz i never tuke in my blanket often..And at night we always keep it on cold. = / So is it my hamster or a cold? By the way my mom has alergies to cats so maybe its cuz of a hamster too? Thankss bye :D

    • Ye, I think it may be the allergies. Have you ever went to the hospital and take an allergy test, yourself? It might be a cold if this watery eye and stuffy nose thing is recent. Also i’m allergic, myself to all kinds of pollen. But my allergy passes after a month or so every year. Might be a temporary thing for you too.
      Take care oox.

  6. How do you get rid of a stuffy nose?
    How do you do it? I’ve tried medicines, like Superhendrine, but it doesn’t work. Please help! I have a sore throat, watery eyes, and a stuffy, runny nose.

    • multivitamin (zinc especially helps against sinus problems and the common cold/flu)
      gatorade (to get enough electrolytes)
      rest and staying warm
      neti-pot (google for more info)

  7. How to get rid of a stuffy nose quick?
    How do you get rid of a stuffy nose/watery eyes quick(meaning that it will probably go away by the next day) with out any sort of medicine? I need to know what is the best solution. Thanks.

  8. Would a drastic temperature change cause me to feel bad?
    Yesterday it was about 58 degrees and today the temperature was close to 80! Every since today since it got real warm, I’ve began to feel real lowsy–running nose, itchy/watery eyes, stuffy nose, etc. Can drastic changes in weather make someone feel bad?

    • Sometimes, yes. Changes in temperature can also aggravate allergies. Warm weather can trigger some plants to release pollen, which then blows around in the air and makes some people feel sick. Your symptoms do sound a lot like an allergic reaction. (I have allergies, and I know how it feels)

      There’s also a chance that your feeling bad and the sudden weather change is pure coincidence. I would still suggest getting checked out by your doctor, who could refer you to an allergist. Getting allergies under control can prevent the feeling of illness during seasonal weather changes.

  9. How many days should i miss of school?
    I have bronchitous.
    I had a sinus infection first, stuffy nose, watery eyes, etc.
    We went to the dr yesterday, and he said it got worse and changed to bronchitous.
    How many days should i stay out of school for it?
    I can hardly talk and im loosing my voice.

  10. am i allergic to the popcor or the popcorn buttter at the movies theater?
    last night my boyfriend went to see amovie and got popcorn. he got alot of the butter when i said no to it. But when we started to eat it we both got severly ichy throats burned watery eyes stuffy nose and feeling of being nasious. are we having an allergic reaction to the popcorn or the “butter” (i know its fake butter)
    and i was running a slight fever

    • I say its the butter. Just about all popcorn is made with the same stuff. Corn, salt, and some type of popping oil, usually coconut or canola oil. The so called butter people put on their popcorn is nothing more then flavored soybean oil. Larger amounts of soybean can cause allergic reaction with people because most people are actually allergic to soybeans but it usually takes a larger amount to get a bad reaction. unless you are highly allergic to soybeans.

  11. Would an air purifier be good for allergy problems?
    I have been sneezing, having watery, itchy, red eyes, stuffy nose, and running nose for weeks now. It goes away most of the time when I’m in school but when I come home, all those symptoms starts happening. It could be the air that I’m breathing at home. Would an air purifier help at all? I’m also taking a generic brand of Claritin-D which doesn’t seem to help that much.

  12. How to get rid of a stuffy nose?
    Last night, after I was fast asleep in my bedroom, my mom came in and opened my window. I never open my window at night but she thought she would let fresh air in. Well that’s the complete opposite of what she did. I woke up the next morning, throat sore, stuffy nose, and watery eyed. I still feel this way! My mom totally forgot about my allergies and how I’m allergic to pollen. Well all that pollen and crap got in my room and I breathed it in… I have 4 basketball games tomorrow, what should I do!?! I feel terrible and I can’t be home sick because I was home last week because of my stomach… How do you get rid of a stuffy nose? Please help!

  13. How do I get rid of a runny nose?
    I have had a runny nose, stuffy nose, watery eyes, and lots of sneezing for the past 24 hours, which medicine can help ASAP, I took dayquil and that did not help much at all. What medicine would help me?

  14. how long will it take my cat to recover from her URI?
    We took her to the doctor about a week ago and have been giving her medicine every 12 hours. In the first day or two she seemed to get WAY better but then her recovery suddenly slowed down. She still has watery eyes and a stuffy nose. How long do URI’s typically last?

    Her appetite seems fine and she doesn’t have a fever. Just a stuffy nose, watery eyes, and occasional sneeze attacks.
    I just want to know the average time it took other people’s cats to recover so that I know whether to be worried or not.

    • Call the vet and ask THEM these questions! They should know since they are the ones who treated her. Ask them why she is not well yet! Maybe she needs more treatment!

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