Eye Allergies

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An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system by normally harmless subjects called allergens. Allergies come in a variety of forms. The most common allergens are pollen, dust mites, pet dander, insect venom, and food. Most people will suffer from at least one allergic reaction at some point in their life.

Symptoms

Some people may experience hives or rashes from various foods or plants, sneezing from dust or pollen, and itchy eyes from dander. Of course, triggers and symptoms are different for everyone. Often times, eye allergies may be treated with drops to reduce symptoms.

Eye allergy symptoms may include:

  • Red, watery, itchy eyes

  • Running or stuffy nose

  • Sneezing

  • Sinus pressure

  • Sore throat

  • Coughing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest tightening

  • Asthma attack (in severe cases)