Type of Eye Allergies Information
Finding out what type of eye allergies you have is important for the diagnosis and treatment because there are a lot of different eye allergies known to us right now. A lot of people don't realize that there are so many different types and that each kind needs a slightly different treatment.
Eye Allergies are usually caused by pollen based allergens, at least in most cases. In the spring, summer, and early fall, the time period collectively known as “allergy season,” flowers start to bloom and release pollen to fertilize other plants of their species.
They do this by releasing millions upon millions of microscopic pollen cells into the air that float around trying to find a place to land. Humans and animals alike breathe in these particles constantly, and people who are allergic to them develop what's known as an allergic reaction. Even people who aren't allergic will usually at least sneeze a few times.
Pollen allergies are referred to as a type of eye allergies called seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, commonly shortened to simply SAC. These allergies only crop up at certain times during the year and tend to last for short periods of time. They are caused by pollen, as mentioned, as well as weeds and grass later in summer and autumn.
SAC allergies are annoying because there's no telling when they will strike. You might know the basic time of year when you can expect to get Eye Allergies Symptoms, but other than that there's no way to prevent them.
The other type of eye allergies that is commonly seen is known as perennial allergic conjunctivitis, usually shortened to PAC. With perennial allergic conjunctivitis, the Allergy Eye Symptoms are around constantly, the whole year round.
Most of the time, indoor irritants that live in the house cause these allergies. A lot of people are allergic to cockroaches or dust mites, but unless these infestations are pretty big you might not even know they're living in your house.
When that happens, it usually just seems like the allergy Eye Allergy Symptoms are coming out of nowhere, for no reason at all. This can be incredibly frustrating because you can't use antihistamines for long periods of time before they start to lose their effect. In these cases, you're stuck just hoping that the Allergy Eye Symptom will be gone with each day that goes by.
Pet dander is also a type of eye allergies that falls under the PAC heading. Some people are allergic to pets just in the slightest bit, so they always have a nose that runs just a little bit or the first warning signs of symptoms that never fully manifest.
You can tell if you're allergic to pet dander because the symptoms will usually increase if you spend more time with the animals. If this is the case, try to wash your pet more often and you should eventually be fine.
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