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Eye Allergies - How To Manage Them?

Dr. Nitesh Bansal 88% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Cornea Observership, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
Eye Allergies - How To Manage Them?

An eye allergy or allergic conjunctivitis is a condition that strikes when certain substances irritate the eyes, which can cause a reaction. This reaction has varied symptoms starting from inflammation to watering and even redness and an itching sensation. So how can you tell if you have an eye allergy? This article will tell you all you need to know!

Causes: To begin with, this is an immune response that happens when the eye comes in contact with substances like dirt, grime, pollutants, pollen, nettle, pet hair, smoke, mold and more, which may cause irritation. These are typically known as allergens. The immune system takes these allergens to be invaders and begins attacking the same by releasing chemicals that cause these allergic reactions. Also, an eye allergy may be a symptom or outcome of other conditions like asthma, hay fever, or even eczema.

Symptoms: The eye usually bears a pink or red appearance when the patient is suffering from an eye allergy. Also, watery eyes are a common sight during this condition while scaling around the eyes may also take place. Further, itching and burning sensation may be felt by the patient and swelling or puffiness can be seen. The symptoms may afflict one or both eyes. The patient may also have a runny nose or stuffy nose as well as nasal congestion.

Difference between Eye Allergy and Pink Eye: Conjunctivitis or pink eye is usually caused due to bacteria or a virus that spreads infection in the eye. But eye allergy is caused due to a response of the immune system that leads to an allergic reaction. While the pink eye may be a contagious condition, an eye allergy is not.

Diagnosis: The diagnosis of an eye allergy will be done with the help of various tests conducted by an ophthalmologist. The skin prick test will help in introducing allergens to find out if the spot gets raised or suffers from inflammation. Also, the doctor will check for other ailments like asthma and eczema.

Treatment: There are varied methods of treating this condition. To begin with, the doctor may prescribe medication like decongestants and antihistamines as well as steroids for more severe and persistent cases. Also, injections may be prescribed in order to do away with the allergic reaction and eye drops containing olopatadine hydrochloride may also be used.

Home Remedies: Staying away from allergens and using a warm and clean washcloth over the eyes, for a few minutes every day, may help in relieving the painful symptoms of the condition.

Do not forget to consult your doctor before you try any natural or home based remedies. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My age is 28 years old & male, my problem my both eyes allergy conjunctivitis effected. I continue 8 years allopathy doctor treatment from West Bengal but no success. Please give Solution please.

Dr. Anisha Seth Gupta 88% (24 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
My age is 28 years old & male, my problem my both eyes allergy conjunctivitis effected. I continue 8 years allopathy ...
Allergic conjunctivitis is mostly seasonal and its severity and frequency both decrease with age. Till then, use of anti-allergic eyedrops can keep your symptoms under control.
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Doctor my sister son 6 years old he have eye allergy problem last 4 years all doctors said that's a eye allergy problem but he is not recovering please suggest.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 91% (27439 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
If it is allergy the causative allergen has to be avoided if feasible or else medication drops need to be given after a check up
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I feel a kind of irritation in my upper part of inner left eye, which last for not more than a second twice or thrice a day, there is no such severe pain but a slight pain or kinda irritation.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (14998 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I feel a kind of irritation in my upper part of inner left eye, which last for not more than a second twice or thrice...
It can be a small eruption or boil ora foreign body. It will require a proper check up by a specialist.
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I have excessive sneezing allergy problem and itching in eyes since 2 years. Please suggest me what could I do.

Dr. Nabanita Das 94% (222 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD(Ayurveda)
Ayurveda, Guwahati
I have excessive sneezing allergy problem and itching in eyes since 2 years.
Please suggest me what could I do.
Dear lybrate-user, you can try Ayurvedic medicine. It's quite effective in allergy problems. 1.Avoid dust, cold exposure and other substances that trigger the allergy. 2. Take haridra khanda 1 tsf thrice daily with honey. 3. Extra immune tab, 2 tab twice daily for 3 months.
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He is suffering from allergy in both eyes. And left eye is lazy eye 6/18 vision. I want to know is it curable or not. Specs will be removed.

Dr. Jatin Soni 97% (39629 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
He is suffering from allergy in both eyes. And left eye is lazy eye 6/18 vision. I want to know is it curable or not....
Will have to wear spectacles for a clear vision and lazy eye needs to be treated with patch therapy after clinical examination.
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How To Deal With Astigmatism?

Asg Eye Hospital 87% (13 ratings)
ABC
Ophthalmologist, Jodhpur
How To Deal With Astigmatism?
Watching TV by sitting very close to it on a regular basis causes astigmatism. True or False. Take this quiz to know now!
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I have consulted to a numbers of doctors. But no improvement. My eyes remains alright upto when I put eyedrop. After stopping putting eye drops the allergy starts again.

Dr. Jatin Soni 97% (39629 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have consulted to a numbers of doctors. But no improvement. My eyes remains alright upto when I put eyedrop. After ...
Few tips- avoid any triggering factor, take folicacid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free, exercise regularly.
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I'm suffered from eye allergy in summer season, what precautions should I take to relieve.

Dr. Jatin Soni 97% (39629 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I'm suffered from eye allergy in summer season, what precautions should I take to relieve.
We can use pyrimon eye drops solution after clinical examination and Few tips- avoid any triggering factor, take folicacid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free , exercise regularly
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Are You Suffering From Eye Allergy?

Dr. Prof M R Jain 89% (1212 ratings)
MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
Are You Suffering From Eye Allergy?
Watching TV or working on the laptop for long hours can result in eye allergy. True or False? Take this quiz to find out now.
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