When you actually experience allergies, it is a a sign that your immune system is in a good condition, and it is trying to get rid of the irritant causing the reaction in the body.
How do you know it is allergy?
Here are the symptoms you experience when you have allergic reactions;
1) Watery discharge (tearing)
5) Light sensitivity (photophobia)
6) Crushing and scaling of the eyelid skin(dermatitis).
Causes of Eye allergies
There are many causes of eye allergies, but the commonest ones are;
1. Pollen (from flowers)
3. Eye drops
What really happens in Allergic Reactions?
When we encounter an allergy, (any substance we’re allergic to), immune cells called mast cells releases histamine in the tissue causing swelling and dilation of the blood vessels in the tissue, which leads to all symptoms of allergy (swelling, itching, redness). Hay fever allergy (conjunctivitis) is a very common type of seasonal allergic reaction caused by histamine release. It is usually related to pollen released in plants. It may stay with sufferer for as long as three seasons of the year, but it should diminish/disappear during the winter months (depending upon where you live and how long you are there).
Can I prevent and control my allergies?
Yes, you can actually prevent or control your allergies by identifying their causes which could be anything including your medications, which might even include that your eye drops you buy over the counter. Also utilize an elimination diet; by doing this, you might be able to eliminate suspect food like
diary, wheat and shellfish that may be the one triggering the allergic reaction.
Now that you have a better knowledge of what happens in allergic reaction, when next you are experiencing these symptoms, just get a comprehensive eye exam done.
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