Archives for Allergies

Summer allergies

The summer season is upon us; it’s the perfect time for a break away from work, exam stress, or even just the stuffy confines of the indoors. However, it can be difficult to relax and enjoy yourself if you’re suffering from itchy eyes from hay fever. Along with beautiful weather, comes the blooming of flowers and trees sending pollen flying through the air. Warm, dry, and windy days and early in the morning when pollen counts are high can wreak havoc for people with seasonal allergies. What causes itchy eyes? Allergies occur when our body’s natural defence over-react to harmless
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Itchy eyes – again?

Hay fever horrors Rising sea levels, horrendous storms: climate change is hammering the world – yeah right. You can believe it or not, but one thing that about 20% of the New Zealand population can attest to is that the increase in temperatures means longer growing seasons, and higher pollen counts for allergy-causing plants, such as trees, grass, outdoor moulds and weeds. Hay fever brings with it red, watery, itchy eyes. Pollen power Climate change could contribute to longer – and harsher – hay fever seasons. Pollen season, which typically runs from late winter until the end of summer, is
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Categories: Eye Health.

Allergy Season Itchy Eyes

What Can I Do About Allergy Season Itchy Eyes? Spring usually means allergy season is here. Seasonal allergic rhinitis or hayfever affect about 20 per cent of the population during spring and early summer. Common symptoms include itchy, red, dry, or watery eyes. Seasonal allergies are caused by the high pollen released by trees, grass, outdoor moulds and weeds. Have you ever wondered what’s actually causing our eyes to react? We have receptor cells called mast cells on the surface of our conjunctiva, the mucous membrane covering the white surface of our eye and the inner lining of the eyelids.
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Categories: Eye Health.