The flowering that reaches your ... atishoo! .. eyes
It’s here. It is the magical awakening of nature. A burst of light, optimism and … bloom: time of allergies.
Streaming eyes, itching, stinging and sneezing that leave you completely exhausted. They are the unmistakable signs for allergy sufferers that spring has arrived. When the allergic person comes into contact with pollen the immune system reacts as if it were an invader. To protect itself from this threat, the body produces antibodies that cause certain chemical substances to be released, one of them, histamine, triggering the characteristic symptoms of the allergy.
What can we do?
We advise you to maximize the protection of the eyes and we offer you the following tips:
So that your eyes do not suffer ...
- Try to limit your outings in the countryside or parks, where there is a higher concentration of pollen.
- Protect your eyes with good sunglasses
- Keep the windows up when you travel by car
- Use glasses to ride a bike and always lower the visor if you travel by motorcycle.
- Hydrate your eyes frequently with artificial tears.
- Avoid exposing yourself to environments with dust, pets or irritants that aggravate symptoms (smoke, chlorine from swimming pools, etc.).
- Use air conditioners that have specific filters for pollen and humidifiers
- Maximise your daily hygiene, wash your hands, shower and change your clothes, since pollen can be deposited on hair and clothes
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
If you wear contact lenses ...
For those people who use contact lenses, the use of daily disposable contact lenses during the spring can be an excellent option to reduce allergy symptoms. Using a new pair of lenses every day reduces the accumulation of dust, pollen and other irritants for the eye of the allergic. But, remember that it is not advisable to use them if you have conjunctivitis, so as not to aggravate the ocular irritation.
What a relief!
When the symptoms are very repetitive and interfere in everyday life, it is necessary to put yourself in the hands of a specialist in visual health. Do not self-medicate.
The use of specific eye drops (antihistamines or anti-inflammatory) can be of great relief for the discomfort of the allergic person. If you use eye drops to relieve the symptoms of your allergy, remember that, before applying the eye drop, you have to remove the contact lenses first and after applying it, wait a few minutes before replacing the lenses. In addition, it is important to know that contact lens users should pay special attention to possible signs that make their use incompatible with allergy, such as excessive itching and redness.