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Why are the skin areas around my eyes swelling and itchy? Pollen?

Why are the skin areas around my eyes swelling and itchy? Pollen?

Puffy eyes: Eyelid swelling can certainly be due to pollen reaction. However, there are a lot of other problems that can cause swelling/puffiness on the lids. ...Read more

Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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Can you explain how pollen makes your eyes itchy if you are allergic to it?

Can you explain how pollen makes your eyes itchy if you are allergic to it?

Histamine release: A person has allergies if his immune system over-reacts to certain types of pollen, and the histamine (and other chemicals) released by his immune system causes itching, runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing, cough, lots of mucus, etc... The treatment is avoidance of pollen, and use of oral or eye-drop antihistamines, and nasal steroids. For bad eye allergies, eye doctors prescribe eye-drop steroids. ...Read more

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How do you deal with eyes that are itchy due to pollen?

How do you deal with eyes that are itchy due to pollen?

Avoidance: Removal of environmental factors or triggers causing or exacerbating allergies. Good lid hygiene. Antihistamines or cold compresses for itching. Artificial tears. Short course of steroids in severe situations. ...Read more

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Still suffering from ragweed or pollen; what to do with itchy watery eyes?

Still suffering from ragweed or pollen; what to do with itchy watery eyes?

Allergy drops: You could use an over the counter allery eyedrop such as zaditor (ketotifen). This in combination with cool, moist compresses usually gives relief. If this is not success full, you will need to see an ophthalmologist or allergist for prescription medication. The zaditior drops used to be available only by prescription but are now over the counter. ...Read more

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What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

Antihistamine: While lubricating drops help some, antihistamines drops do the most for eye allergy symptoms, including itching & watering. There are many over-the-counter antihistamine products to choose from. Older products may be combined with decongestants which decrease redness; however, overuse of these products may cause increased rebound redness. Plain antihistamine drops are your best bet for itching. ...Read more

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My 8yo grandson has severe allergies to pollen resulting in extreme eye itchiness, inflammation, and irritation. He currently takes Claritin upon the advice of his pediatrician, but his eyes still bother him to the extent that he doesn't want to go outsid

My 8yo grandson has severe allergies to pollen resulting in extreme eye itchiness, inflammation, and irritation. He currently takes Claritin upon the advice of his pediatrician, but his eyes still bother him to the extent that he doesn't want to go outsid

Eye : Eye drops and nasal sprays can relieve symptoms of ocular itching. They are given over the counter but if not strong enough, an allergist can prescribe more effective eyedrops and nasal sprays. Allergy shots over a year or two will also benefit thus scenario. ...Read more

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Have a runny and stuffy nose, eyes itchy, ears hurt, and sneezing. Thinking its allergies as the pollen count is very high. Advice to help? Natural?

Have a runny and stuffy nose, eyes itchy, ears hurt, and sneezing. Thinking its allergies as the pollen count is very high. Advice to help? Natural?

Please see below: This appears looking like a seasonal allergy is giving you problem. It gets better with anti allergen oral and topical medications. Sometime, people put hepa filter at home with some improvement . Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what could be the cause?

Slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what could be the cause?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies.This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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I have slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what can be causing this?

I have slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what can be causing this?

Allergies: Sounds like you have allergies. You can try over the counter allergy meds by mouth and over the counter allergy drops for the itchy eyes. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more