Can having a cold affect your eyes

I don't know why I always feel my eyes uncomfortable when catching a cold.Is that normal?
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Answers (2)

  • Gillian

    Yeah,sort of.As we know,our throat,nose and eyes are closely connected.So when you are having a cold,you may be going through a sinus infection,a sore throat and so on.And then you may also get watery eyes or bloodshot eyes.Because of their connection,they can just affect one another.What is worse,you probably get a blurred vision during a serious cold.It means that the virus is invading your eyes.You had better take medicine or go to the doctor.You know,the virus infects the nerves around your eyes and at the some time,they may also bring your some pain.But don't worry too much,since it has been very common,you will recover very soon.
  • Celina

    Yes,it is normal,don't worry too much.Your eyes will turn red and congested when you are catching a cold.During this period,do not touch or rub your eyes and try washing your hands as often as you can.Because at this time,it will be very easy to spread virus.You can try a warm or cool compress when needed.However,if your eyes don't clear up for over two days,you need to go to the doctor.Besides,common cold can also affect your eyes coz cold germs can enter your eyes quite easily.Take care,you will be fine.

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