Eye Irritation: Why does it occur?

The irritation of the eyes can be a symptom that something in your body is not good, or may reflect some disease or allergy. In any case, it is always important to investigate when this type of symptom manifests and find out what it can represent. If you want to know more about the irritation in the eyes and its manifestations in our body, keep reading our text today until the end and find out!

Main Causes of Eye Irritation

Eyes red, swollen and watery. These are the main signs of irritation in the eyes, something that can be quite annoying and even hinder us in certain tasks. But what really causes such irritation? Well, some of the main causes of eye irritation are:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Allergies
  • Dry Eyes
  • Terçol
  • Eye Tiredness

Let’s talk a little more deeply about each of these causes and show you how you can prevent eye irritation from occurring.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a disease that causes inflammation of a thin membrane at the front of our eye, known as the conjunctiva. In addition to the irritation in the eyes, which make them red, other symptoms of this disease are incessant itching in the eyes themselves, sensitivity to light and even swelling in the eyes.

Because it is an easily transmitted disease, it is important that you avoid contact with other people who have it, in addition to maintaining hygienic habits and avoiding scratching the eye, especially without having washed your hands.

Allergies

It is very common that several types of allergies also cause eye irritation, such as allergic rhinitis , for example, which, with sneezing attacks, directly affects the eye. In addition, there is also sinusitis, which can also generate similar symptoms, including irritation in the eye.

There are also allergies that directly affect the eyes , such as when they come in contact with dust, for example, which can become irritated, redden and itch.

Dry Eyes

When a person cannot produce enough tears to moisten the eyes, they can end up getting irritated as well. In addition to this symptom, others that are very common are itchy eyes and excessive production of tears after irritation, which can greatly impair a person’s vision.

Dry eye is not a specific condition, meaning anyone at any age can develop this problem. To solve it, the solutions are very similar to those of an allergy, with the use of antihistamines and even corticosteroids, when prescribed by a doctor.

Terçol

The sty basically consists of a lump in the eye, which in addition to causing swelling, also causes the eye to produce more tears, in addition to being painful and, when not treated properly, can develop into a bacterial infection.

Eye Tiredness

Eye fatigue, as the name suggests, is simply excessive eye fatigue. This can happen for several different reasons, from a long time in front of computer screens, cell phones and television, to a long time of reading or when a person forcibly for a long time for some other reason. Such tiredness can cause the eyes to become irritated, generating the characteristic itching and redness.

How to treat Eye Irritation?

In order for eye irritation to be treated correctly, it is first important to investigate what is the cause of such irritation. Therefore, it is essential that you consult a specialist doctor and never try to self-medicate, as this can not only make your situation worse, but also cause other problems.

At the consultation, a doctor can recommend a series of actions that can be taken to relieve irritation in the eyes, such as the use of saline, compresses or even medicines that can combat the disease in question, when necessary.

 

How to avoid Eye Irritation?

Although there are ways to treat this type of problem, the best thing to do is to prevent the irritation in your eyes from reaching you. For that, there are some actions to be taken that can be quite efficient. Avoiding rubbing or scratching your eyes can be of great help, especially if you are on the street and susceptible to bacteria on your hands.

In addition to this, other actions you can take to avoid eye irritation are:

  • Keep your home free of dust
  • Care when using makeup near the eye area
  • Wash your hands frequently, as many of the bacteria transmitted are through them
  • Rest your eyes from electronic equipment such as the computer screen, cell phone and television

These are simple actions, but they can be very useful for you to avoid eye irritation.

It may seem simple and of little importance, but eye irritation is something that should be taken seriously by anyone. Preventing it from getting worse also means preventing more serious problems from plaguing you, as well as ensuring that your life will not be negatively affected by something that is apparently simple.

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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