Burning eyes

birdbrown Posted By birdbrown, Nov 9, 2008 at 6:47 PM

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  1. birdbrown

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    Just wondering if any of you out there have run into a prolbem with your eyes. I am not a person that normally has an allergy prolbem, however since firing up the new pellet stove I have had trouble with my eyes. Wondering if it is just the dry air or actually the pellets themselves. ????Susan
     
  2. acowherd

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    No problems here. But it could be dry air.
     
  3. imacman

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    I'd try a few drops of Murine, or Clear Eyes in the morning and at night, and see if that helps the problem. If so, you probably need to put a humidifier in the house.

    If it continues, you may be allergic to the dust. Is it worse right after filling the stove?
     
  4. sydney1963

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    My eyes get dry and itchy when the stove is running, I think because of dryness not pellets or pellet dust.
     
  5. JBlank912

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    My wife says she finds her eyes burn a little. Also dryer then they were.
     
  6. krooser

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    No problems here but maybe the smell will disappear after the stove breaks in?
     
  7. birdbrown

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    Thanks for the responses. I went to boston last week and did not have any trouble with my eyes but 12 hours after I returned they were blown out all over again. Wondering if the hardwood is a wood I have not been exposed to in 20 + years. Hmmm I do use a tear replacement every few hours. I also notice that I seem to sit right at the end of the blower area. May have to change my ways. Just kinda crappy that I look wiped out all the time now.
     
  8. hearthtools

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    I have been personaly handling 100's of tons every year for 19 seasons
    last year I started to become Allergic to the pine dust in pellets. It is hell geting over 40
    I have to take a clariton Every day now or my eye hurt and swell up.
    I know for a fact it is the pellet DUST because if dont touch a bag of pellet for a few days my eyes are fine
     
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