Allergies can cause numerous irritating symptoms including itchy eyes, red eyes, blurry vision, and in some cases, an uncontrollable desire to rub your eyes. Since the eye comes into direct contact with the air it is not uncommon for the first and most significant allergy symptoms to occur in the eye. In order to relieve troublesome allergy symptoms, first of all don't rub your eyes. Rubbing your eyes will rupture mast cells in the eye membranes. Mast cells contain histamine so the rubbing will tend to increase your itchiness rather than decrease it. Second, holding cold compresses on your closed eyes several times per day will help to reduce the inflammation which causes much of your allergy related discomfort. Third, using over-the-counter lubricating eyedrops such a Systane Ultra can help rinse off a lot of the allergens on your eyes, and frequently washing your face and hair will reduce the amount of allergens near your eyes as well. Fourth, dust mites are a common allergen and bed pillows often harbor dust mites. Using hypoallergenic pillow covers and frequently washing bed linens can be very beneficial. Lastly, keeping the bedroom free of allergens such as pet dander, dust and pollen can help your body recover overnight. So using air purifiers and keeping your pets out of the bedroom can be helpful. If you would benefit from medical treatment of your eye allergies talk to an eye doctor. For more eye related information please check out the rest of our website.
Oct 08, 2015