Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is conjunctival inflammation usually caused by airborne allergens.

Signs / Symptoms

What's common signs of allergic conjunctivitis?

Most important signs and symptoms are mentioned below:

  • Itching
  • Conjunctival hyperemia
  • Excessive tearing
  • Conjunctival
  • Eyelid swelling

Common causes

What's common causes of allergic conjunctivitis?

Immunoglobulin E (IgE) immune responses in sensitized individuals when exposure to an allergen.

Departments & Emergency

If you have one or more signs/symptoms it is recommended to visit a General Practitioner near days. Also, visit an Ophthalmology or Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology specialist in an appropriate time.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is usually clinically by asking questions about symptoms and recent health history. An office visit is usually not needed. A culture may be needed if symptoms are severe or the doctor suspects a high-risk cause.

Treatment

Usually focused on symptom relief.

  • Avoidance of allergens
  • Use of cold compresses and tear supplements
  • Antigen desensitization
  • Medication

FAQ

How do you get rid of allergic conjunctivitis fast?

Recommendation at-home treatments to alleviate discomfort and prevent a recurrence.

  • Compresses
  • Avoid contact lenses
  • Rinse eyes
  • Avoid triggers. 
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