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Eye Allergies And How To Treat Them

Just like your body can over react to something it thinks could cause you trouble your eyes will also have a over reaction to something it perceives as dangerous. Allergic conjunctivitis or pink eye is a common problem for many people. Eye allergies are often hereditary and run in families so look for a family history of them. Eye allergies can be accompanied by other allergy symptoms like a runny nose and sneezing or may occur in those who suffer from hay fever and asthma. If you are one of those people who suffer from eye allergies you must take action to prevent them.

Treating Eye Allergies

Eye Allergies can be very irritating and hard to treat. The worst thing you can do is to rub your eye with your hand, as your hand may contain bacteria and it will only inflame your eyes more. You can try some eye drops to keep them from becoming dry. Some people claim capsules of herbal supplements like eyebright and ginkgo biloba help. You may want apply a cold compress with a clean sterile wash cloth. The old stand by of putting cucumber slices over the eyes will also act as a cold compress and can sometimes help. You might also want to try a soothing eye pillow. Antihistamines and decongestants can also reduce eye allergy symptoms. If you wear contact lenses your contacts could be complicating things and making your eyes feel worse. You might want to switch to regular glasses at times when your eyes are really bothering you.

Eye problems are not to be taken lightly. Many serious eye problems could have the same symptoms as eye allergies so its important to get a medical diagnosis. Its important to get eye allergies under control as long term rubbing and itching could cause damage to your eyes.

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