Allergic conjunctivitis is conjunctival inflammation usually caused by airborne allergens.
Most important signs and symptoms are mentioned below:
- Conjunctival hyperemia
- Excessive tearing
- Eyelid swelling
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) immune responses in sensitized individuals when exposure to an allergen.
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 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.
Usually focused on symptom relief.
- Avoidance of allergens
- Use of cold compresses and tear supplements
- Antigen desensitization
How do you get rid of allergic conjunctivitis fast?
Recommendation at-home treatments to alleviate discomfort and prevent a recurrence.
- Avoid contact lenses
- Rinse eyes
- Avoid triggers.