Thursday, October 14, 2010
The red eyes often occur with other symptoms, including: * Pain * Itching * Swelling * Headache / neck pain * Dry eye * Stomach pain / swelling / pain * Sneezing / coughing * Feet / Hands What causes swollen eyes red? Common causes of bloodshot eyes include eye strain and irritation. Environmental factors including exposure to extremely dry air and sunshine, as well as allergies, infection, trauma, improper diet and alcohol consumption may also contribute to the appearance of red eyes. Deficiencies in Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B6 (pyridoxine) and the amino acids histidine, lysine or phenylalanine can also bring red eyes. Other causes of bloodshot eyes include eye infections and inflammation that cause redness, itching, pain and vision problems. While red eyes may occur at any time of day, sometimes we are more likely them after certain activities or after a long day of exposure and irritation. Possible causes for red eyes * Sleep / Sleep apnea / sleep deprivation * Alcohol (usually the result of interrupted sleep and / or a hangover) * diet * Food and cosmetics used at night * Diminished secretion of tears in the night * Environmental toxins * Exposure to the sun * Voltage / abuse * Fatigue * Cigarette smoke * chemical fumes * Abuse contact lenses Other possible causes for red eyes * * Blepharitis Conjunctivitis * Ulcers and infection of the cornea * corneal abrasion * Diabetes * Foreign bodies in the cornea and conjunctiva * Ocular lacerations and intraocular foreign bodies * Uveitis * Drugs to reduce blood clots * Stress and anxiety * * Allergies Colds and flu and fever hay * Pregnancy * Kidney problems / stones kidney * liver disease * High blood pressure / hypertension * glandular fever * Menstruation / menopause * Mumps causes of red eyes in children and infants often babies and children may have eyes red the same reasons adults do.