Allergy Season: What You Can Do For Your Eyes

seasonal allergiesIf you speak the language of “ahhh-chew!” you know just how uncomfortable and obnoxious seasonal allergies really are. And because spring has sprung, flowers, pollen, and other allergy causing substances are in full bloom. Causing your eyes to itch, water, and swell, seasonal allergies can make things like wearing makeup, looking someone in the eye, or staring at a computer screen all day to be a lot more uncomfortable than normal. So, how can you ease up on your allergy symptoms this season? This article will give you a few tips. Read on to learn more.

Wash Your Hands

Spring is the perfect time of year to get outside after being cooped up all winter. And although your days will be filled with adventures at the park and picnics in the grass, all of that direct contact with grasses and plants can make your eyes itchy and uncomfortable. If you are spending a lot of time outside, make sure that you wash your hands before you touch your face— this will save you from a lot of symptoms.

Try Eye Drops

If your eyes are especially itchy and watery, try using some eye drops made especially for allergies. Found over-the-counter at most drugstores, eye drops can give you the relief that you have been waiting for. If you aren’t sure what kind of eye drops to get, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office for some suggestions.

Oral Medications

If you haven’t started to take oral medications like Claritin or Zyrtec, you aren’t doing your body any favors. By taking these oral medications on a consistent basis, you can help combat any of the allergy symptoms you are experiencing. The most important thing to remember when taking these medications, however, is that consistency is key.

Suffering from seasonal allergies can make your life miserable from spring until winter. However, by using the tips listed above, you can stop the eye symptoms you are experiencing and start to feel like yourself once again. To learn more about how you can take care of your seasonal allergies, contact Dr. Steve Thom’s office today.

 

 

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