Itchy, Water Eyes: Steps To Find Relief

eye allergyItchy, watery eyes are no fun! They can make it impossible to get through the day.

Eye allergies can make your eyes water, itch, or even burn. This can make it impossible to read, watch television, or even perform normal daily tasks.

For those who work in a job where looking at papers or the computer is required, eye allergies can be devastating.

However, there are many things you can do to relieve eye allergies.

The first step is determining whether your allergies occur rarely, seasonally, or on a regular basis. Once you determine how severe your allergies are, it is very simple to find relief.

Immediate Relief

If eye allergies only bother you once in a while, you will want to find immediate relief. For most people, occasional eye allergies occur when working outdoors, or visiting an environment you are not used to.

For example, if you have allergies to pets, visiting friends who own pets may cause a flare.  The first step to find relief is washing the eyes to remove any allergens.

You can run water over your eyes, or place a cold wet compress on your eyes. You might try eye drops as well. Products like Visine can provide instant relief for occasional allergy flare ups.

Short Term Relief

For those who have seasonal allergies, or reactions during specific times of year, short term relief will be needed. In this case, over the counter medications can provide relief. Antihistamines provide instant relief within a few minutes.

Products like Benadryl or Chlor-Trimeton can be purchased in any pharmacy without a prescription. In most cases they are completely safe to use, for a few days at a time.

However, it is best to speak with your doctor, if you are on any other types of medication. Some medications can interact with antihistamines.

Everyday Relief

If you suffer from allergies on a daily basis, you will need to choose a product for year around relief. Eliminating triggers may also be helpful for relief.

Everyday allergies can be caused by pets, dust, or plants. If you cannot, or will not, eliminate these things from your environment, medication can help.

You may need to meet with an allergist or your physician to get a prescription. However, if you prefer to keep away from the pills and daily meds, you might consider allergy shots.

Depending on what you are allergic to, you may be able to get weekly or monthly shots, that help with allergy eyes.

While avoiding the triggers for your allergies is best, it may not always be possible. After all, in some cases, the process of removing allergens, like dust, can actually cause a reaction. When triggers cannot be avoided, there are many steps you can take to find relief.

If you experience allergy eyes several times each year, you may want to have tests completed to find the cause. Finding the cause of your allergy eyes will help to determine the best medications and treatment options.

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