Eye allergies are no fun. With the warm temperatures come a myriad of triggers for those who suffer from allergies. This can be attributed to the onslaught of grass and weed pollen, as well as mold, dust and animal dander. Your eyes may burn, water, itch and turn red. You may also have an increased sensitivity to light. If you suffer from eye allergies, take heart. There are ways to deal with (and treat) your allergies. Check out the following tips:
- Wash your face. One of the simplest things you can do to treat watery, itchy eyes is to rinse your face with a washcloth, ridding pesky allergens of sticking to your eyelashes and skin. And use a bit of water to rinse out your eyes and release any allergens that may be trapped.
- Avoid exposure to allergy triggers. Changing your environment is a great way to combat allergies. If you know when the pollen count is high, make it a point to stay indoors. If your pet triggers your allergies, make sure they don’t go in certain rooms of the house, like your bedroom, in order for you to have a designated environment that’s free of elements that bring on an allergy outbreak.
- Use eye drops. Your doctor can prescribe you with antihistamine eye drops, or you may opt for an over-the-counter variety, which is also very effective. That being said, it’s best to avoid eye drops that contain a decongestant, as they can actually worsen your allergy symptoms.
- Take an antihistamine. An oral antihistamine is a proven way to take preventive measures against your allergies. Nasal sprays can also be helpful.
- Hands off. Touching your face and rubbing your eyes can make allergy symptoms worse. And if you wear contacts, switch to glasses for a period of time to find relief.
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