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Due to increasing pollution and dust particles, many people these days are suffering from eye allergies. If you have allergies in the eyes, you can experience many symptoms such as red eyes, itching in the eyes, watery eyes, swelling of the eyelids, etc.

In this article, we will share some home remedies to get rid of eye allergy and its symptoms.

Why do eyes get allergies?

Allergies can occur in the eyes due to the dust particles present around us. Apart from this, there can be some other causes behind eye allergies, like: 

  • Allergy to trees and weeds
  • Allergy to hair of pets, especially dogs and cats
  • Eye allergies can also be caused by fungus
  • Eye makeup or repeatedly touching the eyes with dirty hands

(Read more: Itchy eyes)

  1. Home remedies for eye allergy
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Some home remedies and self-care to remove allergies in the eyes include cold compress, washing your eyes, and using raw honey, tea bags, rose water or cucumber slices.

Here is all you need to know about them.

Cold compress

You can make cold compresses to relieve swelling, such as itching and redness caused by eye allergies. To do this, take ice water in a bowl. Now soak a cotton cloth in it and squeeze it. Apply this cloth to your eyes. This can give you instant relief from swelling and itching.

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Face wash

To remove itching and swelling in the eyes, first try and deal with it by washing your face. Eye allergies can be relieved by washing the face. While this may not give you instant relief, it can help in dealing with eye allergies in the long term.

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Raw honey

Raw honey contains traces of pollen. The effects of allergies can be reduced by consuming it as it builds resistance in fighting allergies. It may be okay for you to consume it to remove eye allergies, but it is not advised to put it in or on the eyes.

(Read more: Red eyes treatment)

Tea bags

You can use tea bags to relieve the symptoms of eye allergies such as itching in the eyes. For this, you can use green tea or black tea bags. Green tea contains a compound called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which can be helpful in reducing inflammation of the eyes.

To use it, place the tea bags in the fridge or soak them in cold water for about 20 minutes. After this, place the bags on your eyes for about 30 minutes. Eye allergies can be reduced to a great extent with this remedy.

(Read more: Home remedies for dry eyes)

Rose water

You can use rose water to get rid of eye allergies. Rose water works naturally to remove allergies. You can use rose water to remove swelling, redness and dryness in the eyes. If there is any problem in the eyes, put 2 to 3 drops of rose water in them. This will give you a lot of relief.

(Read more: Watery eyes treatment)

Cucumber slices

You can also use cucumber to reduce the symptoms of allergies such as swelling, itching or redness in the eyes. To use cucumber, take two slices of cucumber. Now close both your eyes and place the slices on your eyelids and rest for some time. This can reduce the swelling in your eyes. Along with this, itching and redness can also be relieved.

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Eyes are a very delicate part of our body. Therefore, special attention should be given to them. Before applying anything in the eyes or around the eyes, consult a doctor as they are a very sensitive part of our body. In such a situation, even a small mistake can result in big consequences. If you do not get relief from these home remedies, then contact the doctor immediately. Also, follow the instructions given by the doctor thoroughly, so that your eyes can be protected.

(Read more: Eye disorders)

Dr. Laxman Vekaria

Dr. Laxman Vekaria

Ophthalmology
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Dr. Meenakshi Pande

Ophthalmology
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Dr. Upasna

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