Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the inside of your eyelids covering the membrane (called the conjunctiva). It happens due to allergy. It is a very common type of allergy in humans mostly because of hay fever. Hay fever is an allergy caused by pollen or dust in which the mucous membrane of the eyes and nose are inflamed. When pollen, mold spores, dust mites…etc. get into your eyes, they cause the infection. This is a temporary eye problem that is common in hay fever season or allergic fever season. Those who have a history of allergy may develop this type of infection mostly. When people get exposed to allergic bodies and some symptoms or signs of infection like red eyes, swollen and watery eyes appear to them, it might be a sign of Allergic conjunctivitis. It is not a contagious disease so don’t worry about people around you.
This infection can develop outside or inside mostly because of hay season. During allergy season your eyes may catch some particles like dust particles, pollen from trees, mold spores, animal hairs…etc. that may turn into this infection. People having a history of infection gave a greater chance to get allergic conjunctivitis. Also, people who are addicted to air conditioners and people with asthma have a higher risk of getting allergic conjunctivitis.
Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye infection mostly common in people due to hay fever season. Those who come into contact with this allergy may face some symptoms. Those symptoms are:
The eyelids of the people affected by Allergic conjunctivitis appear swollen and puffy, due to itchiness and scratching by nails.
People affected by this allergy appear to rub the eye area a lot because of irritation and itchiness.
People rub their eye lids so much that their blood vessels near the eye area widen and it leads to a red or pink swollen eye.
Due to Allergic conjunctivitis you may feel pain in your whole eye region. It may affect one or both of your eyes. A person will feel pain, suffering, soreness in their eye area. Your eyes will become sensitive to the exposure to the bright light.
As we have known before it is not a permanent disease it will get better in some days if you become careful about it. It can be cured by home remedies or you may consult an eye doctor for faster recovery. There are Some extra care to follow to get rid of Allergic conjunctivitis without further complications, like:
- Keep your home clean so that no dust particles can get into your eyes.
- Keep your windows and doors shut.
- Get enough sleep at night.
- Avoid or minimize exposure to direct sunlight or any bright light
- Don’t rub or itch your eyes, it can make the infection worse.
- Shorten your nails to avoid further infection.
- Use anti-inflammatory eye drops recommended by doctors.
- Take proper medication as directed and prescribed by a doctor.
- Don’t drive or ride any vehicle.
- If possible, install an air purifier in your home.
- Minimize your outdoor exposure.
- Wear glasses or goggles if you are going outside.