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Bell's Palsy & Watery Eyes

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  • Posted By: chaplus
  • March 11, 2007
  • 06:08 AM

I had infantile facial palsy of the left side at the age of 3 or so -way back in 1956 or 1957. Although, what ever treatment was feasible at that time, was made use of but the problem did not vanish.
I grew up absolutely healthy and sturdy, so much so that never needed a doctor, save for a rare problem here and there.
Today I am reaching 54 years of my existence. In my youth and say, till about 10 years ago, the problems like watery eyes and somewhat less 'developed' left side ( almost imperceptible to the rest) etc were never in reckoning as problems. By the way, I have exercised regularly and have had the good fortune of a fairly toned body but all that is changing with age and the problem of the left side being much less responsive to the drill has also aggravated. Need to be on the guard and now the difference between the left and right side of the body shows.
I went to North America some years ago and the cold winds there would not let me be comfortable outside in the open and so instead of staying ( I had a permanent visa) I returned..no, I did not venture to discuss this with the docs there, knowing well that there would be folks in similar conditions and they must be managing too.
Now for the past some years, the problem of watery eye -left affected eye only-- has got aggravated and is a REAL problem indeed. I have to dab the eye to clear the water and there I can feel some viscuous substance, kind of oily stuff, and so I need to clear it to feel clean there as well as to have clear vision and the eye becomes dry and there appears redness, which must be a sore and then there is itching and occasionally I feel as if chilly powder has entered the eye. At times, the redness lasts a couple of days and if I haven't had good sleep, it seems to aggravate..And then it becomes difficult to carry on normally. Recently, I have entered another phase..at times the left eye drips as if there were a leak there!! This is real bad because I regularly need to be in meetings and it is very interruptive, forget about the embarrassment part.

What suggestions for the watery / itchy eyes and what can be done about lop-sided exercise results.. I never ever used tear drops and only some eye soothing drops - here we get I-Kool or some such stuff - when redness appeared.

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