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Eye Care Tips for Allergy Season

Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 09:03 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

Spring is a time when everything is blossoming and mating, which also means plenty of pollen floating through the air. This can be a problem for people who have allergies. If your symptoms involve itchy, dry or watery eyes, then you will need to take precautions to help alleviate them.

There are a couple of things that you can do to help get through the spring season when pollen is in the air at high rates.

  • Instead of opening your windows, use the air conditioning system to avoid pollen getting into your home and causing irritations. This should also be done when you are in the car.
  • After getting home, you should take a shower and wash your clothes to clean off all allergens that your clothes, skin and hair have collected. A lot of people track pollen and other allergens throughout the house because they don’t do this.
  • Take a look at a web site that monitors pollen count, so you can plan out your day better. If you don’t have to be outdoors on a day with a high pollen count, then you should probably remain indoors.
  • Avoid people that smoke or use a lot of perfume because this too could flare up your allergy symptoms.
  • If you plan to go swimming in any body of water, you should wear goggles that properly fit your face. This will keep out irritants like chemicals, salt and bacteria. You should also wear protective eye wear when playing outdoor sports.
  • Wash your hands after touching plants and chemicals to avoid rubbing them into your eyes by accidents. A lot of people garden during the spring where they are constantly touching plants and chemical agents or cleaners.

You can try using these tips to keep your eyes less irritated during the springtime. You can also use medications as needed or prescribed by your doctor.

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