How to cure itchy and swollen eyes caused due to allergies?

(Last Updated: Dec 6, 2007)


Our eyes are extremely delicate and any discomfort experienced with regard to these organs can prove to be quite frightening. There are a number of reasons for a swelling or inflammation of the eyes. In most cases, swollen eyes are a result of strain on the eyes, a bacterial or viral infection or an allergic reaction to certain irritants present in the atmosphere. Surgery as well as trauma could also lead to swollen eyes.

Resting the eyes is the best initial cure for swollen eyes. There are a number of home remedies for swollen eyes. Relaxing with cotton balls, dipped in cold water, placed on closed eyes for approximately ten to fifteen minutes is known to ease strain and thus reduce the discomfort. Some people prefer warm fermentation. The use of cucumber slices, used tea bags and raw potato slices instead of cotton is also believed to ease eye stress as well as relieve irritation. In case of an infection, rinsing the eyes with salt water is believed to work wonders. Since neglect could lead to long-term damage, a visit to an ophthalmologist is always recommended, especially if the condition persists. Eye drops may be prescribed for curbing the spread of infection. In case of any serious condition, timely treatment for swollen eyes can help avoid irreversible impairment of vision.

answered by S D

One of the primary causes of red itchy swollen eyes is the presence of an allergen in the surrounding area, to which one has reacted. There are occasions when a lack of sleep seems to have a similar effect, but the swelling and itchiness will gradually wear off with time. Allergies and swollen eyes can put people suffering from them through a lot of discomfort and it is important for one to be able to distinguish the allergen causing the problems. Once you are able to identify the stimulant causing the reaction, you can work towards overcoming the same or improving your immunity to better deal with the situation of an allergic reaction.

Getting relief from swollen painful eyes requires a certain amount of patience, as allergic reactions take their time to wear off. If you are aware of the allergen, it is best advised that you avoid coming into contact with the same. If the allergen is a certain kind of food that has been consumed, flushing out the system by drinking plenty of water is recommended. If the allergic reaction continues to pose a problem and cause further discomfort, it is advisable that you inform your doctor of the same.

answered by M W

Effective remedies for swollen eyelids in the morning?

Swollen eyelids in the morning can be caused by a variety of stimulants, including dust allergies that set off an allergic reaction. Although allergens that are present in the air can cause your eyelids to swell, it must also be noted that another primary reason for swollen eyelids is a lack of sleep. People who have not fulfilled their body's requirement of rest are prone to have puffy eyes in the morning, after they wake up.

Another of the numerous common causes of swollen eyelids is an allergic reaction to a certain food that has been consumed. Sea foods, especially the shell fish kind, are closely linked with allergic reactions that cause a swelling of the eyelids and other parts of the face.

Various swollen eyelid remedies have been recommended down the ages. The most common one, however, is for the person suffering from swollen eyelids caused by an allergic reaction is to stay as far away from the allergen as possible. Once you have been able to identify the allergen that is causing the reaction, this should not be a difficult task. In the event that an allergic reaction has been caused by a particular food, drinking plenty of water will help flush out the system of any toxins that are causing the reaction. In case the swelling seems to be getting out of control, it is best advised that you seek medical assistance.

answered by G M

How to reduce puffy eyes and dark circles?

Puffy eyes and dark circles are usually indications that the person who has them has a lack of sleep. When the body has not been given enough time to rest and recuperate, it usually manifests in a swelling and puffiness of the area under the eyes. The formation of dark circles under the eyes is also indicative of a lack of sleep. There could be various reasons owing to the lack of sleep experienced by a person. Sleep disorders such as insomnia or snoring are commonplace, but they can be cured.

For dark circles under eyes, treatment would entail that you first determine the exact cause of the condition. Pin pointing the sleep disorder and working towards curing oneself of the disorder will be extremely beneficial in removal of the dark circles under the eyes. Stress either from the work place or the home front can cause a lack of sleep which will leave you with puffy eyes and dark circles. Exercises or activities that provide relaxation for the mind and body must be carried out so that you are able to get enough sleep at night. Visiting a spa or a salon that provides relaxing massages and vegetable facial packs is another effective method used to reduce puffy eyes.

answered by A S

Swollen eye treatment-

  1. Do Fomentation of the eye with a hot salt water soaked cotton swab for 5 minutes.
  2. Splash water on the eyes about 5 times on each eye. Repeat this at least 2 times a day.
  3. Take a homeopathic remedy called Apis 30 5 pills 2 times daily for 10 days.
  4. If the swelling still persists take another medicine called Kali carb 200 5pills once at bed time every 3rd night 4 doses.

answered by D M K


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