Global warming caused many trees and flowers to bloom and so, allergies started to appear. Aside from sensitive skin which seems to be allergic to everything, I don’t have any other allergy. Thanks, God! But, my husband seems be allergic to almost everything. As spring comes and flowers start blooming, my husband has vampire eyes: reddish, itchy and dry. Since itchy eyes it’s rarely a serious health condition, scratching isn’t the best solution to alleviate this condition. So, in order to help my husband to cope with his spring allergy (which developed in winter), I would like to share with you some exquisite home remedies. More precisely, these home remedies helped my husband to cope with his spring allergies and get rid of reddish and itchy eyes. Indeed, over-the-counter eye drops are extremely useful, but taking them for a long period of time is not indicated and may have some serious side effects. Instead, home remedies are as effective as over-the-counter eye drops only that they have no side effects.
1. Cold Compress
Apply cold pressure around the eye. An easy way to do this is by soaking a cloth in cold water and placing it over your eyes. Another option for a cold compress is to chill a metal spoon in a glass of ice, then when it’s cooled place it over your eye until the swelling and irritation subsides.
2. Castor Oil
Castor oil is a great example of homemade eye drops for dry eyes. Many store brand eye drops contain castor oil. Using an eye drop, place one drop of castor oil in each eye. Repeat multiple times a day to keep them moisturized and the redness down.
3. Cucumber Slices
Just cut two slices of cucumber and place them in ice cold water for 10 minutes to chill them. Then place the chilled cucumber slices on your closed eyelids and relax for 10 minutes.
Or you may cut the potato into thing slices and cool them in the fridge. Then place the slices over your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Tea Bags
Use a green or black teabag to prepare a cup of tea, then allow the teabag to cool completely. Place the cooled teabag over your eyes one at a time to help soothe itchiness and reduce inflammation.