Allergy Season And Your Eye Health

Most welcome the spring season; flowers begin to bloom, weather begins to get progressively less bleak. However, with the coming of spring, also comes allergy season. Itchy and irritated eyes and other symptoms can plague everyday activity, lessening the quality of life. However, there’s various ways of preventing the side affects and ways to diagnose if you have allergies such as red itchy eyes, sneezing, congestion, and headaches.

Many doctors recommend those who suffer from allergies to stay way from grass, pollen, and weeds. Many allergy symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes are caused by pollen. If you experience this, it’s recommended to avoid as much pollen as possible and getting over the counter medications to relieve your symptoms. Other remedies to soothe your irritated eyes are by putting a cold compress on your eye lid and holding the cold compress on your eye for 10 to 20 minutes, switching back and forth within the time frame. Eye drops are also a great solution to red, itchy eyes proven to be more successful to reduce swelling and pain with your eyes.

Eye health during allergy season can be frustrating and seem impossible to handle or deal with. Some signs you may have allergies can include cold like symptoms that seems like you’ve been dealing with them for over a week or so. Other symptoms can include uncontrollable sneezing, or if you’re dealing with thin, clear, watery mucus discharge. If your eyes feel like they’re burning or itchy, it’s best to make an appointment with your doctor. However, many who suffer from this are often diagnosed with dry eyes. Dry eyes mean your eyes don’t have the ability to produce enough lubrication to keep them moist, therefore they present themselves to be red and irritated and thereby the burning effect the inflicted often feels.

Nasal sprays are also highly recommended when you have allergies. When combined and used correctly with your eye drops and gels, they will alleviate your allergy symptoms and have you feeling relieved. For those who wear contact lenses, always make sure to get new lenses whenever you have any issues with your eyes to prevent infections such as conjunctivitis, well known as pink eye. Contact lenses must be cleaned and the amount of times your contact lenses are worn should be cut down or reduced to only wearing them once a day until your symptoms alleviate.

Always protect your eyes, whether you have to wear regular glasses or sunglasses. It’s highly recommended by doctors to protect your eyes from airborne allergens such as pollen. Other things that affect those who suffer from allergies are dust mites, pet dander, and mold causing millions of Americans to deal with allergies during both Spring and Fall seasons. Another home remedy many allergy sufferers use in their homes are air purifiers, to lock and trap the allergens and leave you feeling better. Some allergy sufferers deal with allergic rhinitis best known as hay fever and allergic conjunctivitis meaning itchy, red, watery swollen eyes. Being ahead of allergy season is one of the best ways to make sure you’re not miserable the entire allergy season.

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