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how to treat burning eyes and headache

Burning eyes is a condition in which there is an irritation in your eyes. You should treat eye problems quickly, so as to keep your vision healthy throughout the whole life.  

It is possible to treat burning eyes through diagnosis and by taking proper medications.


Let’s look after the causes of burning eyes:


Blepharitis is a common condition in which your eyelids may appear red, swollen, feel like burning or sore. 

Blepharitis treatment

It is caused because bacteria accumulate on your eyelashes and form dandruff-like flakes leading to the condition of burning eyes.

There might be an allergic reaction with your makeup which further may result in your eyes burning.


1. You can use a warm compress which helps to loosen the flakes sticking around your eyelashes.

2. Scrub your eyelids with baby shampoo.

3. You can use antibiotic ointment on your eyes after consulting your doctor.

4. Use steroid eye drops (consulting doctor only).

5. Maintain skin and eyelid hygiene.


Dry Eye: 

Tears are good for our eyes to stay healthy. When your eyes do not produce enough tears, it is called dry eyes. 

dry eyes treatment

The nerve endings in your corneas are very sensitive, and if they’re irritated, you may experience a burning sensation.

 It is a common condition experienced in women especially after menopause.


Eye Stinging

Blurred vision

Scratchy or gritty feeling in eyes

Mucus strings around eyes

Red eyes


Burning Eyes Allergies:

Eye allergies occur quite commonly when the eyes react to something that irritates them. It is also known as allergic conjunctivitis.

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 You can experience significant burning, itching, and even sensitivity to light. Causes of dry eyes may include pollens, dust, pet dander, mold, smoke, etc.


Red, swollen, itchy eyes

Burning/Tearing eyes

Sensitivity to light


Conjunctivitis (pink eye): 

In this, there is swelling or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer of tissue in your eye. 

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There are different types of conjunctivitis such as allergic conjunctivitis, infectious conjunctivitis, and chemical conjunctivitis.


Symptoms include:

Watery discharge

Mild redness


Red burning eyelids

Crusty eyelashes


Treatment For Allergic conjunctivitis:

1. Remove irritants of the eye as soon as possible.

2. Use a cold compress.

3. Artificial tears could help to moisturize.

4. Use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (only when prescribed by a doctor).

5. Steroid eye drops.

6. For Infectious conjunctivitis:

7. Use antibiotic eye drops or ointments.

8. Cool compresses are useful.

9. Topical steroid drops

10. For Chemical conjunctivitis:

11. Practice good hygiene

12. Wash your eyes frequently.

Ocular Rosacea: 

It is a condition in which your whole face gets red. It’s cause is not known till now but it may be due to genetics.  Ocular Rosacea can affect your cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, and sometimes eyes also.


Watering eyes

Doubt of having something in eyes

Swollen eyelids




Treatments listed below should be taken after consulting the doctor only:

Steroid eye drops

Antibiotic pills

Artificial tears

Eyelid Scrubs



eyes treatment at home

In this, there is growth in your eye’s conjunctiva (i.e. the white part of your eye). In simple words, in this, the fleshy tissue grows large enough to cover part of the cornea. 

You can protect your eyes from dust, UV rays by using sunglasses as well as by wearing goggles.


After learning the symptoms and causes of burning eyes, you should understand the importance of diagnosis of the same.

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 If the symptoms of it are mild then you can go ahead by using home remedies such as compresses and eye drops etc. But if the burning sensation doesn’t stop within a few hours then you should immediately consult a doctor.

Sometimes the problem with burning eyes gets severe. It may be because of chemical burn or sunburn to your eyes. You should also consider other symptoms such as eye floaters, double vision blurry vision, eye discharge, etc.

There are different treatments for different causes of burning eyes. The doctor suggests treatments and medications depending upon the cause.

You should see a doctor if you are experiencing worse effects of burning eyes.


1. You should rinse your eyelids as it helps to remove allergens and irritants from your eye which further reduces inflammation and dryness.

remedies to treat burning eyes

2. Scrub your eyelids with baby shampoo and warm water. It helps to unclog oil glands and to minimize inflammation.

3. Drink more and more water. It helps to reduce and prevent burning, stinging, and redness from your eyes.

4. Close your eyes and apply a warm compress on it.

5. Give rest to your eyes. If you are after your laptops and phones every time, step away from them for few times and give a break.

6. Make use of goggles and sunglasses if you step out of your home.

7. You should eat omega-3 fatty acids as they are a very good source to prevent the burning of the eyes. Consult your doctor (for the supplements) whether it is good for you or not.

8. Put the slices of cucumber on your eyes. It reduces swelling, puffiness, burning even your dark circles (if you have).


Q1. How to overcome my eye-burning problems?

Ans: For overcoming your eye-burning problem you should first understand the cause of it. Moreover, you should stop the excessive use of your phones and laptops. While using laptops and phones you should not rub your eyes with your fingers.  Wash your eyes regularly. Always keep your lights on whether it is day or night when you are busy with your phone.

Q2. Can the burning of tears be temporary?

Ans: Burning of tears always does not mean that you may have several eye diseases. Sometimes it may be temporary for e.g. when you cut onions your eyes burn temporarily and gradually stops after it is stopped. So you should not worry about that.

Q3. What is the solution for watery burning eyes?

Ans: You should get medical attention if your eyes are burning severely for many hours.  If it is mild then you can spray rose water on your closed eyes to get relief. You should remember the famous saying “Prevention is always better than Cure“. You should take care of your eye nicely.

Q4. Why do my eyes burn when I'm tired?

Ans: There are many reasons which can make your eyes burn when you are tired. Eye fatigue or eye strain is a common and annoying condition. The symptoms include tired, itching, and burning eyes.

Any activity that requires intense use of the eyes -- such as extended amounts of driving or reading -- can cause eye fatigue.

Eye fatigue is rarely a serious condition. Common sense precautions at home, work, and outdoors may help prevent or reduce eye fatigue.

Q5. What are the itchy eyes home remedy?

Ans: You should rinse your eyelids as it helps to remove allergens and irritants from your eye which further reduces inflammation and dryness. Put the slices of cucumber on your eyes. It reduces swelling, puffiness, burning even your dark circles (if you have).

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