Eating a small amount of peanuts in the form of a capsule or a chomp on a bit of celery or bell pepper can help you get over a dark day and relieve a bit of eye pain.
How to Get Relief From Eye Allergies
It’s wintertime and that means living in environments filled with foggy midwinter weather, icy roads, and the taste of cologne and perfume. It’s no secret that allergy sufferers deal with a plethora of irritants, including dust, pollen, and mold, but there’s more to allergies than what your nose and throat can handle. Some people go as far as feeling too uncomfortable to face the world. Some can barely find a block of sunshine to get out of bed.
Here are some fun, allergy-smart tips from local doctors and trusted sources to help relieve your skin’s misery.
Editor’s Note: These tips come to us courtesy of WebMD, a wholly owned subsidiary of Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT).
Short Term Treatment
Drowsiness from long-term exposure to allergens can worsen your symptoms. If you’re feeling drowsy, stop whatever you’re doing and take an antihistamine. A dose as low as 200 mg can improve breathing and prevent drowsiness for 30 minutes, and an injection will provide up to 2.5 hours of relief.
Long Term Treatment
If you experience persistent itching, redness, or swelling, your allergy triggers can be managed using this therapy. Coramine, a topical skin product, has worked in treating allergic sensitivities for decades. The long-lasting benefits of this antihistamine are attributed to its zinc and silicon endocannabinoid complex. The proprietary antihistamine acts on a special type of cannabinoid and antibodies to deliver an effective dose of medication.
Help With Eye Dryness
Sometimes, allergies don’t come in one big mess—they can be spread out through small creases in the skin. Eye dryness is a common effect of allergies, and both sinus and photophobia symptoms can be exacerbated. If your vision becomes blurry, try following a few simple steps to relieve the symptoms. The first is to find a cool, shaded area to rest. In the meantime, neck and back pain should be taken as a cue to calm your eyes, as long as they’re not blushing and watery.
One of the least invasive procedures for treating eye dryness is an Allergy Hyaluronidase, or AH. This treatment uses a high-powered laser to reduce the size of the substance that causes the problem. This is an option if skin tears are also causing dryness in your eyes. This isn’t surgery, however. It’s the topical equivalent of applying a non-surgical steroid to reduce eye dryness.
If your vision problems and dryness persist and you need relief on a long-term basis, the ANM Anti-UV Patch promises to treat dry eyes and protect your vision for up to 12 hours. Just rub the patch in three times a day for three days before bed.
No matter what you choose to be on your antihistamine, both medications and treatments make a difference and help you to feel better after your typical weather day.