EYE ALLERGY IN SPRING
by ANGEL BALLESTEROS on Apr 13, 2021
Eye allergies are mainly caused by particles in the environment, the most common being flower pollen in spring and dust mites during the rest of the year.
Other types of allergies are also caused by animal hair, feathers, smoke, cosmetic products, environmental pollution or even certain medications.
It is important to know how to identify the type of allergy that one suffers from and thus be able to avoid or minimize the possible causes that trigger it, for example, a simple walk through a park or garden, cleaning the home, are situations in which it is easy to identify the allergy. cause of the outbreak and thus be able to avoid or treat it.
It is estimated that more than 30% of the population of developed countries suffers from an allergic outbreak throughout the year and, moreover, these have been increasing significantly in the last forty years.
What are the most common visual symptoms in a spring allergy?
- Burning sensation in the eyes
- eye itch
- Excess tear, watery eyes
- photosensitivity to light
- eyelid swelling
Even if there is stinging or itching in the eyes, it is important to avoid scratching and use artificial tears both to hydrate the affected area and to eliminate residual allergen remains.
To perform a more thorough eyelid cleaning, you can use some ophthalmic wipes and thus eliminate the cause of the allergy with greater effectiveness.
To relieve inflammation and burning of the eyelids, it is advisable to use cold compresses in the eye area.
We can make greater use of glasses, reducing the number of hours we wear contact lenses, especially if we are exposed to the cause of the allergy at that time.
Regarding the treatment with drugs to treat ocular allergies, we must emphasize that they focus on relieving symptoms in a timely manner, in most cases.