Health Tip: Easing Eye Allergies

Stay away from things that make your eyes itch.

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(HealthDay News) -- When your eyes turn red, water and itch, it can make you miserable.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers these suggestions for coping with eye allergies:

  • Stay away from things that bother you, such as pollen, mold, dust and pets.
  • Don't rub your eyes. Use over-the-counter artificial tears or an eye drop that contains an antihistamine.
  • Take a decongestant medication. If it also contains an antihistamine, it could make you sleepy.
  • Talk to your doctor about the possibility of getting allergy shots.

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