Allergic reactions can cause a variety of symptoms in the eyes, sometimes in addition to sneezing or hives. If it’s a mild to moderate allergic reaction, it can usually be treated at home. If the symptoms don’t go away, please schedule an appointment right away with our office. If the symptoms in the eyes present with other severe manifestations such as difficulty breathing, throat closing up, or loss of consciousness, this is an anaphylactic allergic reaction and you must call emergency services right away.
The main symptoms from allergic reactions in the eyes, include:
- Swelling around the eyes
- Burning or stinging sensation
- Itchiness or irritation
- Acute red eye
- Discharge from the eyes