The common red eye problem
What are the types of Allergic conjunctivitis?
What causes Allergic conjunctivitis?
Some substances that can cause this reaction are:
- Household dust
- Pollen from trees and grass
- Mold spores
- Animal dander
How to recognize allergic red eye?
- Usually, both eyes are affected
- The eyes are itchy, and the white of the eye looks red or pink
- The feeling of burning sensation
- The tendency to rub the eyes frequently
- Watering of eyes
- Swelling of eyelids
How is Allergic conjunctivitis treated?
There are many treatment methods available for allergic conjunctivitis.
The best treatment for allergic conjunctivitis is to avoid contact with the allergy-causing substance
- Minimize your exposure to allergens:
- Close windows when pollen count is high
- Keep your home dust free
- Use an indoor air purifier
- Avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, dyes and perfumes
- If you use contact lens, do not wear lenses until the symptoms have gone
- Do not rub your eyes as it increases the inflammation
In more troublesome cases, home care may not be adequate.
- Antihistaminic eye drops
- mast cell stabilizer eye drops to keep symptoms at bay
- steroid eye drops