11 May Vizulize: Living with Hay Fever and Irritated Eyes
Living with Hay Fever and Irritated Eyes
The sun is shining brighter, birds are returning home and nature is in full bloom. Some people will happily welcome the spring season, while others start preparing for their worst nightmare because of their allergies. Almost one out of six people in Europe suffers from pollen allergy.
Various symptoms, including a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, red, itchy, or watery eyes, and swelling around the eyes, can appear during an allergy attack. Read on to find out more about hay fever and our tips to minimise its impact.
What is hay fever?
Hay fever is caused by the release of pollen from plants, which can trigger an allergic reaction. The severity can vary greatly between people and depend on the level of pollen.
Our eyes can be particularly affected by hay fever, with symptoms including:
- itchy, watery eyes
- red, bloodshot eyes
- eyelids that are slightly swollen
- slight burning sensation
You might also experience other symptoms, such as:
- frequent sneezing
- a blocked or runny nose
While there is no known cure for hay fever, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the intensity of your symptoms.
How to manage Hay Fever symptoms
Avoid exposure to pollen
One of the easiest methods to avoid pollen is to stay inside with the windows closed, even though it’s not always as simple on a warm, sunny day.
For days were avoiding pollen simply isn’t possible, ensure you’re stocked up on your preferred form of treatment.
Protect your eyes
Sunglasses can lessen the quantity of pollen and dust that enters your eyes in addition to shielding your eyes from harmful UV rays.
Using petroleum jelly across your nostrils to capture pollen and prevent it from irritating your nose is another common trick.
Find a treatment that works for you
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist to find a treatment that suits you, whether that’s antihistamine tablets, nasal sprays or eye drops and washes.
If your hay fever tends to primarily affect your eyes, try specialist anti-allergy eye drops with Sodium Cromoglicate, or products created for irritated eyes. Eye washes are also a gentle, effective way to remove irritants and relieve symptoms.
Vizulize Irritated Eye Drops have been specially formulated to provide long-lasting relief for eyes affected not only by hay fever and other allergies but also exposure to dust, smoke, air conditioning and bright lights. The drops contain natural plant extracts of witch hazel and Calendula, which are known for their cooling, soothing properties.
When you need to refresh tired, sensitive, and irritated eyes, you can ask your pharmacist for Vizulize Eye Wash for Allergies. With a multi-action formula, it washes away irritants to leave your eyes feeling soothed and cleansed. It also features an effective lubricant to keep your eyes hydrated. The Vizulize Eye Wash is available in 300ml and 100ml, suitable for traveling and carrying around. Whichever you go for, your wash will come with an easy-to-use eye bath. Vizulize Eye Wash for Allergies is also ideal for removing particles such as pollen, dust, smoke, and grit, and it can alleviate the discomfort caused by extensive screen time, contact lens wear, intense close-up work and exposure to central heating and air conditioning.
Living with hay fever can make daily life challenging – we hope some of these tips help to alleviate the worst of your symptoms. If your hay fever is severe or negatively impacts your quality of life, please talk to your pharmacist or GP for tailored advice.
To find out more about this eye wash, or our irritated eye drops, simply click the links on this page or contact our team today.