Dealing with Eye Allergies

Warm, sunny days are here again open and welcome after a long, cold winter arm. The downside for allergy sufferers is that allergens are everywhere and seem to be particularly bad this year.
Allergies affect not only the nostrils, but can also affect the eyes. Ocular allergies, or allergic conjunctivitis may cause itching, redness, swelling, tearing the lid, light sensitivity, and puffy eyes. The severity of symptoms can vary from mild irritation of itching and burning.
It is estimated that 20% of Americans suffer from eye allergies. The eyes are particularly vulnerable to allergens and irritants. Allergens cause cells in the eye to release histamine, which causes blood vessels to dilate and mucous to become itchy, causing the eyes and eyelids are inflamed. When the blood vessels dilate, several allergenic molecules can result in blood circulation in the eye, causing redness and swelling.
The most common allergens are outdoors, but common allergens include animal dander, dust mites and mold. These allergens are present all year and cause perennial allergic conjunctivitis to some.
For contact lens wearers, the irritation caused by eye allergies can be particularly severe. These allergens can be bound to the surface of the contact lens and extend exposure to the eye. Eye allergies can cause contact some carriers stop using contacts. Increasing the frequency of replacement of the lens may be helpful. Talk to your doctor about daily replacement. A research study found 67% of patients with reported allergies improved with daily comfort.
Response to antihistamines symptoms can indicate whether symptoms are caused by allergies. Allergy testing and examination of life and the environment help the patient identify sources.
If you have an eye allergy
• Consult an allergist to identify the allergens that cause symptoms.
• Some people find comfort in the form of cold compresses on the eyes. Compression reduces inflammation in blood vessels. The artificial tears cooled cooler can provide similar relief.
• Topical medications are commonly used and tend to be an effective treatment of ocular allergy. Administration of a drug directly into the eye to reduce the risk of side effects in other areas of the body. The anti-allergic drugs are applied to duplicate the action twice daily and combined with mast cell stabilizing antihistamine eye. These medicines can be applied before putting lenses in the morning and after they were kidnapped at night, now using contact lenses and to minimize the discomfort associated with allergies. Ask your doctor if it could work for you.

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