Allergic conjunctivitis refers to eye inflammation resulting from an allergic reaction to substances like pollen or mold spores.
The inside of the eyelids and the covering of your eyeball have a membrane called the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is susceptible to irritation from allergens, especially during hay fever season. Allergic conjunctivitis is quite common and affects about one-fifth of the population. It is your body’s reaction to substances it considers potentially harmful.
Allergic Conjunctivitis comes in two main types:
Red, itchy, watery, and burning eyes are common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. The person may also wake up in the morning with puffy eyes.
Mild anti-allergic eye drops generally take care of it. If the allergy is severe then steroids can be prescribed.
Cold compressions help blood vessels to constrict which reduces the blood flow, eventually subsiding redness and allergic reaction.
Direct AC blow, sitting near the window while traveling should be avoided.