Eye allergies cause itchy, red, burning, and watery eyes. Your eyelids may swell. Although you may want to rub your eyes, you should avoid doing so because rubbing will actually make your condition worse. In rare instances, eye allergies may contribute to vision loss.
There are several medications for treating eye allergies, including prescription eye drops, shots, and pills. Cool compresses may help reduce eye swelling. Artificial tears may provide relief because they help to keep the eyes moist as will over the counter allergy drops. Severe allergic reactions should be seen by your eye specialist as these may require more potent medications in the form of cortisone derivatives or other products to stop inflammation.
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