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My poor 10-year-old has horrible seasonal allergies. He takes 4 different products to help alleviate his red itchy eyes, sneezing, and overall miserableness. He is so bad that he stays inside for recess at school and having the windows open in the house during the spring almost never happens. Eye allergies happen when airborne allergens and other particles land directly on the surface of the eye, causing irritation and redness; subsequently, the body reacts to the substance by flooding the eyes with tears and mucus. He can only go outside to play for short periods before he is overwhelmed with the pollen.
We have tried a lot of different products but I recently received one we haven’t tried yet VISINE-A Eye Allergy Relief Drops. These drops combine an antihistamine with a redness reliever to temporarily relieve eye itchiness and redness, helping eyes get back to normal. Use one or two drops of VISINE-A Eye Allergy Relief Drops throughout the day as needed to treat symptoms, up to four times a day. He has used this only a few times in the evening since he uses prescription eye drops in the morning. But the drops seemed to relieve his red itchy eyes.
VISINE Allergy Tips:
- • Wash linens and clothes regularly
- • Keep windows shut to keep out pollen and other outdoor allergens
- • Vacuum and dust often to reduce indoor allergens, such as dust and pet dander
- • Run the air conditioner or air filter to sift out allergens. Make sure to keep those air filters clean and replace them regularly
- • Put allergy-proof covers on pillows, mattresses and comforters to ward off dust mites
- • Check the pollen count before going outside each day – pollen counts tend to be highest 5 – 10AM
- • Shower after being outdoors to remove allergens that may have stuck to you. Use a sterile saline eye wash to flush allergens out of your eyes
- • Do not hang laundry to dry outdoors because allergens can stick to the clothes
- • Glasses and sunglasses act as a barrier or shield to minimize allergens from sticking to your eyes
- • If you prefer to wear contact lenses, choose a daily disposable lens, which can minimize accumulation of allergens as well. Contact lens wearers can use VISINE-A Eye Allergy Relief but need to remove contact lenses before use and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting contact lenses after using the drops
One of my best allergy relief tips is to take a shower at the end of the day. This will get rid of all the pollen especially in your hair so when you sleep the pollen will not get on your pillow and then transferred to your eyes.
For more allergy season tips and tricks, visit visine.com
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