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Spring Allergies: What to Do When Your Eye Allergies Flare

spring allergiesSpring is here, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and pollen is blowing at full force. We have good news though: allergy-sufferers don’t have to hide inside until the pollen settles. Contact Langford Allergy today for relief from spring allergies!

What causes eye allergies?

The most common allergens are pet dander, dust, mold, and pollen. Before reaching for over-the-counter eye drops, contact Dr. Langford and his team to have a thorough consultation about your allergies.

What are symptoms of eye allergies?

Depending on the severity of your allergies, you may experience some or all of these symptoms:

  • Eyelid swelling
  • Grittiness
  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Watery eyes

It’s important to determine if your symptoms are caused by allergens or an infection. Dr. Langford can help you with this.

What kind of treatment is available?

Your test results will determine your personalized treatment plan. Langford Allergy has different treatments available for eye allergies such as immunotherapy and medication. Dr. Langford believes in finding the right treatment for you but also educating you on allergies and how to prevent them.

3 Surprising Facts About Spring Allergies

While spring brings additional beauty to Middle Georgia, it also brings a plethora of pollen and other irritating allergens. Did you know:

  • Pollen can travel hundreds of miles. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America found ragweed pollen traveling 400+ miles from land. (That’s roughly the distance from Macon, Georgia to Tampa, Florida!)
  • Flower pollen is extremely heavy. Because of its weight, the wind can’t easily blow it to and from. Many people think they’re allergic to flower pollen when they’re actually allergic to weeds, grasses, or trees!
  • Every year, the allergy season is extended. Every year since 1995, tree pollen has bloomed earlier than the previous year.

What shouldn’t surprise you is the many ways Dr. Langford and his team can help you! Call our office today at 478-787-4728 to schedule an appointment.