Our eyes work at a high level daily, which can easily lead to many eye problems, one of the more common symptoms is itchy eyes. And itchy eyes always can not help but want to rub a hand; rubbing the eyes, although a short time relaxed, may cause various problems, such as conjunctival edema or even bacterial infection.
However, if the frequency of itchy eyes increases significantly and gets worse the more you rub them, it is essential to take it seriously. There are several ways we can self-test for possible eye problems.
- Observe the discharge from the eyes
It may be dry eyes. Dry eyes are also known as corneoconjunctival dryness. Common symptoms include dry eyes, itchy eyes, foreign body sensation, painful burning sensation, sticky secretions, fear of wind, photophobia, and sensitivity to external stimuli; sometimes the eyes are so dry that they stimulate reflex tear secretion instead, causing frequent tearing. If you have similar symptoms, you can use eye drops containing artificial tears in appropriate amounts to relieve the symptoms after following medical advice.
It may be allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis, or conjunctivitis caused by allergies. The conjunctiva is stimulated by pollen, dust, dust mites, animal dander, and other allergens, resulting in a hypersensitivity reaction and allergic manifestations such as itchy eyes and redness of the white eyeball, tearing, and increased discharge. It usually affects both eyes and can gradually resolve on its own when the allergen is removed.
Mild seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis can usually be treated on their own, such as using some anti-allergic eye drops, which can help to stop itching and control edema (if you are not sure about the variety of eye drops, then you also need to go to a professional institution and ask a professional, do not use eye drops indiscriminately).
It may be bacterial conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis is a relatively common eye disease that is infectious and occurs in spring and autumn. The main clinical features are very rapid onset, mainly in both eyes. The eyes of patients have varying degrees of foreign body sensation, burning sensation, itching, mucopurulent discharge, conjunctival congestion, enlarged conjunctival sac secretions, tearing, and eyelid swelling in all eyes.
In such cases, it is necessary to use appropriate medications under the diagnosis and guidance of a professional doctor to relieve some of their adverse symptoms. The disease can be delayed for mild dry eyes and allergic conjunctivitis according to the above methods.
Additional, We should protect our eyes which are inflamed and swollen from direct sunlight; we recommend wearing a pair of dark-colored sunglasses.