Eyes can tell a lot about your health at the moment. Many times if you have a cold or a flu, your eyes will tell it all. If you have jaundice, your eyes will have a yellow glaze. After all, allergies don’t just show up in sneezing and a runny nose. Sometimes it can be hard to determine if you have eye allergies or another form of pink eye. Here are some symptoms of eye allergies.
- Swollen Eyelids
- Irritated sore eyes
- Light sensitivity
- Watery eyes
Allergens are matter that trigger and allergic reaction. It is important to understand that the majority of allergens are airborne. It is also important to know what exactly you are allergic too. Even with this knowledge, it can still be difficult to avoid eye allergies. There are however, ways to reduce and avoid your contact with these harmful allergens. Here are some proven ways to reduce the effects of allergens.
- Stay indoors during peak allergen times of the day
- Keep outside air from coming in by closing windows and using air conditioning rather than leaving the car window open
- Keep house clean (minimizing dust mites, pollen, and other allergens)
- Avoid molds, fungus, and other indoor allergens by using dehumidifiers
- Medication can be very useful to alleviate the symptoms when the allergens are yet unknown
- Eye drops–these can help relieve itchiness, watery eyes, and redness as well
The sooner you find out what you are allergic to and where it is coming from, the sooner you will be able to avoid the impending allergens. It is always best to find ways to avoid the allergens altogether, so make sure you talk to your eye doctor to find out what you are allergic to and what you can do about it.