I have always been in pretty good health, so I was surprised one day when my doctor told me my blood pressure was a bit high. She told me to begin watching my salt intake, start exercising, and to try to relax. Well, I intended to follow her advice when I left her office, but the next day I was back to my same habits. I kept using the salt shaker and didn't begin an exercise routine like I had planned. When I went for my next check-up, she told me that my blood pressure was even higher and approaching a dangerous level. I had to begin a blood pressure medication to manage it. I wanted to create a blog to share my story and remind people to listen to their doctors' advice. If a few lifestyle changes can improve your health, then you should make them.
If your swollen, watery, and itchy eyes keep you down, you may try different medications to ease your symptoms, including taking OTC cold medications. Although most cold medications contain ingredients that can reduce swelling and stuffiness in your nasal cavity, the drugs may not work well for your watery, swollen, and itchy eyes. In addition, cold medications might contain ingredients you don't know about or should take, and these can be dangerous for you. There are better solutions for your itchy, watery eyes. Here's what you should know about your allergy symptoms and what you can do to ease them.
Why Do Your Watery Eyes Itch and Swell Up?
Allergies can make your eyes itch and look watery from irritation. If you tend to rub your eyes to ease the itchiness, they may become worse. Swelling develops in the tissues surrounding your eyes, such as your upper and lower eyelids. You might even experience puffiness in the tissues below your lower eyelids, which causes "bags" to form in those areas.
Your symptoms may appear anytime you expose your body to things that cause allergies, including dust and pet dander. Allergy symptoms can also develop when you inhale mold spores, plant pollen, and mildew. If you have no choice but to be around your allergy triggers due to work or school, your symptoms can become worse with time.
You might use cold medications to find some relief from your symptoms. If the drugs don't work as well as you expect, you can take more of them. But taking the wrong medication or more than recommended can be dangerous. Many OTC medications contain potent ingredients that can cause drowsiness, hypertension, dizziness, and numerous other side effects. Mixing medications to ease your discomfort may be unsafe as well. If you tend to work in a high-risk profession or care for small children, the side effects of OTC drugs can be potentially harmful.
To find relief from your problems, look for safe treatments that work well for just allergies.
What Can You Do to Ease Your Allergy Symptoms Safely?
It's a good idea that you see an allergy specialist or doctor for care. A specialist will generally test your skin to see why you have allergies in the first place and prescribe the best treatment for them. Your treatment may include a nasal-spray prescription. Nasal sprays like fluticasone block the things in your body that cause your allergy symptoms to flare up. Although you can find OTC nasal sprays in your local pharmacy or retail store, it's probably safer that you see a doctor for a prescription designed specifically for your needs.
In addition to using the right nasal spray, try tea to help alleviate your symptoms. A number of people drink different types of tea for good health, including chamomile, green, and white tea. Tea contains antioxidants that help fight and remove toxins from your body. You can also use tea bags to soothe your irritated eyes by reducing the swelling and itchiness in them.
You can use the tea-bag treatment as often as you like to find relief. You can alternate the tea bags with cool slices of cucumber, raw potatoes, or ripe tomatoes to help ease your watery-eye symptoms. But instead of placing these food items in hot water, place them in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. Cover each eye with the frozen slices for immediate relief. Be sure to discard the food items after use to avoid getting infection in your eyes.
For more information about your allergies, consult with an allergy specialist or doctor today.Share
20 October 2016