Eye allergy is also known as ocular allergy or allergic conjunctivitis. Eye allergy occurs when an allergy sensitive substance irritates the eye.
Like any other allergies, eye allergy is also initiated by the immune system, where it recognizes a harmless substance as an allergen and produce antibodies. These antibodies further releases chemicals, that can irritate the eye, which shows all the symptoms of eye allergic reaction, that include itching in the eyes, producing in the eye, eye become red or swollen.
Most of the eye allergies are seasonal like, allergic rhinitis in hay fever, that are usually caused due to mold spore and pollen.
Eye allergy may cause temporary blurriness or even for some extent threat to the eyesight. However, infection can also cause similar symptoms of eye allergies .Hence, one need to be confirmed it with the doctor.
Most of the times a cold compress can give you an immediate relief, but for complete relief, you need to identify the exact cause and the allergens and treat the symptoms.
Clean Away Allergens
1. If dust mites trigger the symptoms, change the bedding and pillowcases with a new one. Wash sheets in hot water.
2. Clean floors with a clean and damp mop.
3. If indoor molds trigger the symptoms, regularly clean all the areas where molds can grow, such as bathrooms, basements and kitchens.
4.Keep the humidity levels in the home between 30% and 50%.