Find Relief from Eye Allergies!
Having something in your eye, or even the feeling of it, is frustrating and debilitating. If you’re feeling like something is in your eye, but flushing it out doesn’t work and you can’t find a foreign body, you might be suffering from eye allergies. Allergic conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as eye allergies, occur when an allergen irritates the conjunctiva, which is the delicate membrane covering the eye and the inside of the eyelid. Common causes of eye allergens include:
- Seasonal allergens
- Mold spores
- Pet dander
- Dust mites
- Cigarette smoke
Unlike pink eye, allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious, although the symptoms are very similar. It’s important to distinguish between allergic conjunctivitis and eye infections that could threaten your eyesight. Normally, if the symptoms are being triggered by allergens, both eyes will be irritated. Often times, these symptoms occur alongside rhinitis nasal symptoms.
Symptoms of Eye Allergies:
- Eyelid swelling
- Sensitivity to light
- Watery eyes
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Middle Georgia Eye Allergies
Living in Middle Georgia has its perks, including proximity to beautiful parks and wildlife. We love to call it our home and we are passionate about serving the community. However, living in Middle Georgia comes with significant amounts of allergens that can irritate your eye allergy symptoms! Stay ahead of the irritation that comes with the territory and schedule an appointment with Langford Allergy today!
Treatment for Eye Allergies
When treating eye allergies, you should do three things: avoid triggers, control symptoms, and consult an allergist. Avoid allergens that trigger your symptoms by keeping windows and doors closed, wearing glasses or sunglasses when outside, use hypo-allergenic bedding, and washing your hands frequently. Control symptoms by using artificial tears or a decongestant. Other treatments include allergy shots, or immunotherapy, that injects the allergen with the goal of the body becoming immune.