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How can I treat the symptoms of my eye allergies at home?

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Apply cold compresses to your eyes to ease the allergic reaction.

Use artificial tears or lubricating eye drops.

Use over-the-counter medications , like allergy eye drops and oral antihistamines for mild allergies.

Try not to rub your eyes, since that can make your symptoms worse.

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Parag A Majmudar, MD, Fellowship Co-Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service, Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center.

American Academy of Opthalmology.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on July 25, 2019

SOURCE:

Parag A Majmudar, MD, Fellowship Co-Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service, Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center.

American Academy of Opthalmology.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on July 25, 2019

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