Itching Eyes Information and Treatment
Itching Eyes is a common symptom in case of
persons who are allergic to pollen, dust etc. People who suffer from
Hay fever are the most likely candidates.
Generally these two conditions are seasonal.
Springis the one season, a person's Hay fever acts up leading to
many an uncomfortable day. Eye burning with disharge is a symptom
describing burning, itching, or drainage from the eye of any
substance other than tears.
Sometimes burning and itching eyes are due to
environmental pollutants that might be eliminated by social action.
If secondhand cigarette smoke is annoying, say so. If an industrial
plant in the area is polluting, contact the EPA for solutions.
Again, environmental pollution in urban areas leaves around the year
a trail of misery. Other causes of itching eyes are a contaminated
contact lens or working long hours at a computer.
Common Causes of Itching Eyes
Allergies, including seasonal allergies or hay
Conjunctivitis or pink eye (a viral infection of
the eye surface)
Irritants in the air (cigarette smoke or smog)
Clinical Features of Itching Eyes
1. Constant watering of the eyes.
2. Itching is ever present.
3. Redness of the eyes.
4. Light sensitivity.
5. Non stop sneezing, running nose.
6. Feeling of exhaustion and fatigue.
Prevention Tips for Itching Eyes
1. Anti itch pill. However, one has to be careful
about driving after that due to a mild sedative effect of the drug.
2. Wash eyes as frequently as possible.
3. Use of a soft cloth heated with an electric
iron and place it over the eyes. This will ease the redness and
puffiness of the eyes as also the itching.
4. Use glasses instead of contact lenses.
5. Use nasal filters or a filter mask when
exposure to an allergen is likely.
6. Identify the allergen and there after avoid
7. During the season of pollens keep windows shut
to create a pollen free environment