What are Itchy Eyes?
Itchy eyes are a common symptom often associated with various eye disorders. When your eyes itch, they are usually red and accompanied by a burning, irritating sensation. The itchy feeling can become intense and frustrating, and there is an irresistible urge to itch and scratch.
What Causes Itchy Eyes?
Most episodes of itchy eyes occur as a result of allergy to pollen, grasses, ragweed, plants, dust, mold, cat dander, cigarette smoke or chemicals. When these allergens contact the ocular area, an allergic reaction is caused when histamine is released into the eye. The release of histamine aggravates the eye and results in the intense itching or burning.
Other conditions that are often related to itchy eyes include strained, tired eyes, sties, conjunctivitis, dry eye syndrome or blepharitis. If itching persists, consult your doctor or ophthalmologist for a proper diagnosis. The eyes are very sensitive organs and if discomfort is experienced, they should be treated as soon as possible to avoid further complications.
Help for Itchy Eyes
Treatment of itchy eyes involves using medications such as antihistamines, prescription and over-the-counter eye drops or artificial tears to relieve symptoms. Taking preventative measures such as avoiding certain irritants and not rubbing your eyes with unwashed hands can make a significant difference.
Natural and holistic treatments have been used for centuries to provide soothing relief for symptoms of eye problems. Homeopathic remedies are a safe and gentle alternative without the harsh side effects of conventional medications while still promoting healthy vision.
Carefully selected ingredients such as Euphrasia, Pulsatilla, Psorinum, Merc sol and Graphites provide symptomatic relief while also maintaining overall eye health. In addition, Calendula, Agrimony and Arg nit helps to cleanse, soothe and refresh the eyes to relieve irritation and discomfort.