Tips for Treating Fall Eye Allergies

Fall Eye AllergiesThe temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing and you are still dealing with watery eyes. If you are suffering from fall eye allergies and looking for relief, Raleigh Eye Center is here to help.

The biggest allergy trigger in the fall is ragweed, due to the fact that it releases pollen that can travel for hundreds of miles when picked up by the wind. This means that even though you don’t live near ragweed, you can still be affected by it. Other big allergy triggers in September and October include mold and dust mites.

Fall Eye Allergy Treatment & Relief

All of these allergy triggers may cause your eyes to itch or nose to run. In this case, we recommend staying indoors with the windows closed when pollen is at its highest levels. Turning on the heat in your home may also release settled dust, so we recommend cleaning your heating vents and changing your filter on a regular basis. Using a dehumidifier in your home may also help reduce your symptoms.

If the above options don’t work to reduce your fall allergies, you can visit your local doctor, who can prescribe you various medications, including steroid nasal sprays, antihistamines or decongestants.

Have additional questions about how to enjoy the outdoors this fall without suffering from watery, itchy eyes? Contact Raleigh Eye Center –– we would be happy to give you more information and tips on how to prevent your allergy symptoms from flaring up.