Itchy Eyes, Runny Nose and Sneezing

Itchy Eyes, Runny Nose and Sneezing

 

Itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing. You have had them before and you know what causes them. Allergy season is here! This year, allergy season was slow to start, most likely because of the rain and cooler temperature, but we are seeing more and more patients in our office with signs allergies. An important means to fight allergies is to prevent exposure to the irritant in the air. Remember that in most areas, allergens peak early in the morning, so try closing the bedroom windows early to prevent the pollens from getting into your room. As tempting as it is, try not to rub your eyes. Did you know that rubbing your eyes for long periods of time can loosen the fibers in your cornea and cause astigmatism. So, try not to get into that habit. We have so many options to treat allergies that we didn’t have before. So if your eyes itch, call us for an appointment.