How to Treat Eye Allergy

Applying cold compresses to the eyes or washing the eyes with cold water are natural and homemade options to reduce and treat allergy symptoms in the eyes.  Eye allergy consists of an inflammatory reaction to an irritating substance that has come in contact with the eye, such as dust, makeup or face creams, for example. Some of the first symptoms that appear include redness, irritation, swelling, tenderness, watering and burning sensation in the eyes and an ophthalmologist should be consulted so that the best treatment can be indicated.

How the treatment is done

To treat eye allergy, it is important to start by finding out which agent causes the allergy, so that contact with the substance can be stopped. After that, the eyes should be washed thoroughly with water or saline to ensure the total removal of residues. To reduce symptoms, it is generally recommended to use antiallergic and antihistamine eye drops that should be recommended by the ophthalmologist to relieve symptoms. When the eye allergy is due to allergic conjunctivitis, the doctor may also indicate the use of corticosteroid drugs and when there are symptoms of blepharitis, which is an inflammation at the edges of the eyelid, the use of an antibiotic ointment of local application may be necessary.

Home treatment to relieve symptoms

Some home treatments to relieve allergy symptoms, which can be performed to complement the treatment recommended by the doctor include: 

1. Cold water compresses

Cold water compresses are a great option to reduce the burning, itchy and burning sensation in the eyes, and to apply just wet a clean gauze in cold water and rub it in the eye, always towards the inside close to the nose outwards. Each compress should only be used once and the process must be repeated for both eyes. 

2. Clean with saline

To clean your eyes well using saline, you should add enough syrup or cup of coffee with enough saline to immerse the eye in the solution. To do this, you should take the glass, touch the eye so that it is immersed in the liquid, then open the eye and blink a few times. See more home remedies that can be used for eye allergy.