It’s hard to determine what might be triggering your seasonal allergies when you’re indoors. Your home is clean, you have no pets, and the windows are closed, but your eyes are itchy and dry, and you can’t seem to make the symptoms go away?
It could be the bouquet of fresh daisies or sunflowers sitting on your dining table!
Whether you’re growing them in your garden, or you’ve just brought in a bright bouquet from the market, it’s important to remember that some flowers and indoor plants produce more pollen than others and should be avoided by allergy sufferers.
What side effects and eye problems can hay allergies have on the eyes?
Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, is a common reaction with similar symptoms to a cold, but with overarching nasal symptoms that link to dry, red, irritated, or puffy eyes caused by such substances as pollen. Allergic conjunctivitis is the term doctors use to describe specifically eye inflammation caused by allergies. Both can be caused by the same outdoor and indoor allergens, especially during allergy season.
Some symptoms include:
- Red, irritated eyes
- Intense itching of the eyes
- Tearing or runny eyes
- Swollen eyelids
- Watery or white stringy mucous discharge
- Sore eyes and eyelids
- Burning or pain