The weather forecast is getting nicer with warm, sunny days coming up; this is excellent news for everyone…except for those who suffer from the symptoms of hayfever. Here we give you some advice on how to help your eyes during the hayfever season.
Hay fever is an allergic reaction that occurs when different types of pollen in the air cause individuals to suffer from common conditions such as sneezing, itchy throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, and difficulty breathing. These pollen grains can also cause eye allergy symptoms, making the eyes moist, red, and itchy. This is caused by an allergic conjunctivitis reaction. The conjunctiva is the transparent membrane covering the whites of the eyes. Severe symptoms can be swollen eyes and eyelids and a gritty feeling in the eyes.
The hayfever allergy season can run from Spring to Autumn, so follow some of these tips to help prevent/alleviate hay fever causing eye symptoms.
Sometimes there is no avoiding being outside during the pollen seasons, so here are some hay fever treatments to try:
If you require more advice on treatments for hay fever symptoms to improve your daily lives with these seasonal allergies, then please do not hesitate to ask for help from your local mobile opticians at Opticall. We will be able to advise on effective treatments or refer you to a doctor if we feel you will benefit from prescribed allergy medications. Please call us on 02089984228 to talk to a home-visiting eye doctor today.
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