May 26, 2016
The eyes are two of the most sensitive organs of the body. Constantly exposed to foreign contaminant and other materials, the eyes must combat a number of issues. As such, the eyes may periodically become itchy and irritated. Dry, itchy eyes are most commonly cause by allergies but are, nonetheless, frustrating and uncomfortable.
Typically considered allergic conjunctivitis, dry itchy eyes are generally caused by seasonal or household allergens. As such, the condition is characterized by a number of additional symptoms aside from just itchy eyes. Common symptoms include watery eyes and eye redness or irritation. Slight inflammation in or around the eyes is also common. Likewise, if caused by a seasonal allergy, additional allergy symptoms, including runny nose, sneezing, coughing and a sore or scratchy throat, are commonly experienced in conjunction with itchy eyes.
The cause of itchy eyes is largely believed to be allergic reaction. A reaction occurs as the surface of the eye is exposed to an allergen or a foreign contaminant. As the eye is exposed, a reaction is triggered that marks the release of histamines, which in turn causes itchy, water eyes. Rubbing the eyes can worsen the reaction as the repeated rubbing motion triggers more and more release of histamines, causing a greater onset of symptoms.
Natural Remedies for Itchy Eyes
As itchy eyes are typically due to an allergic reaction, many natural remedies have been identified for treating the issue. Apple cider vinegar removes toxins from the system and relieves the reaction causing itchy eyes. Using a solution of saline, grapefruit seed extract and argentyn 23 dispersed in a neti pot is also capable of clearing the eye of infection and toxins. Coconut oil dispersed in a neti pot also has the capability of clearing the reaction and relieving eye itchiness.
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Remedies for Itchy Eyes
It took a while to register, but after I started using the ACV, BSM, lemon juice and baking soda to help my stomach problems and psoriasis, I realized that my itchy eyes were no longer itchy. I had just assumed that they were itchy because I'm getting old and worn out and spend entirely too much time "blogging". Whatever the cause, the ACV, etc. seems to be the medicine my eyes also respond to.
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Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 03/24/2016
What I have used with success for watery eyes (tears just running down the cheek for no apparent reason) is an eye "bath" with Bilberry extract. I fill a clean eye bath cup with comfortably warm water, put in 8 or so drops of Bilberry extract, mix well (the extract tends to sink to the bottom) and cup it to each eye, looking in all directions so that it'll get everywhere.
This has also helped itchy eyes.
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 09/24/2010
This spring, after huge problems with plane trees, my allergies got far worse, including my eyes which were itching 24/7 and only getting worse. During a trip to the UK I went to a health shop where I got quite a few supplements which I am testing right now, including Euphrasia (Eyebright). I had never heard of it but I have to say that I felt the results right away. I have been taking it for 10 days now, 20 drops in the morning before eating and 20 drops at night before going to bed and till now I am mostly ok. These ones are from Dr. Vogel. As far as the other symptoms are concerned (itching throat, running nose and sneezing a lot especially at night) I am still waiting to see the full results. During the day I am ok, the nights are the worst but if I manage to keep it all under control I will post here what I have been taking.
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 03/17/2010
Due to my allergies I used to have very itchy eyes which was quite disaggreable. The more I scratched the more they itched. I tried a lot of things but nothing ever seemed to work well. One thing which relieved the itching a bit was powder charcoal inside my eye as an eye liner but now I have found something else, which funny enough is helping quiet well. Although I have tried to find the English name for the product I don't manage. It is a calcium supplement, actually calcium salts. Here in France it is called Sels Calcaires. You take a tiny little bit of the powder morning and evening before the meals and let melt in your mouth. As it is a homeopathic remedy you should wait 15 minutes before eating. I started taking it because of my age (52) thinking that maybe I needed a bit of calcium and to my suprise my eyes stopped itching right away so did my throat. The connection between the calcium and my allergies is not clear to me. Actually I have just had a blood test and the calcium level is actually very good so I didn't even seem to be missing any still..... but what do their levels really mean? I hope that this helps other people with the same problem because although it is not a dangerous condition it does wreck your life! I wonder whether things will stay this good after I finish taking the salts because you are supposed to take them only for 4 to 6 weeks.
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