Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation caused by an allergic reaction to substances like pollen or mold spores. It can be either short-term or long-term. Itchy eyes, watery eyes, red eyes and puffy eyes are some of the most common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis.
HOW IS ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS DIAGNOSED?
A doctor will examine the eyes for redness in the white of the eye and small bumps inside the eyelids The following tests can be done for diagnosis: 1. Allergy skin test 2. Blood test - protein or antibodies 3. Scraping of conjunctival tissue can be tested
HOW IS ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS TREATED?
Here are a few ways in which allergic conjunctivitis can be treated: • Home remedies in Ayurveda and Homeopathy • Maintaining a dust free home • Application of cold compress • Medications which include anti-inflammatory drops and antihistamine drops • Steroid eye drops
DID YOU KNOW?
Home remedies like avoiding allergy causing substances, can also help.