Allergens are all around us and can strike us throughout the entire year. So, we can experience eye itchiness from something as simple as walking out in fresh spring air or even wiping off the dust in our homes and basements.
These allergens trigger allergies and cause the eyes to swell or get itchy. Luckily, there are certain home remedies for itchy eyes that can help you get some relief.
Aside from eye swelling, allergies cause coughing, nasal congestion and runny nose. Fortunately, there are effective home remedies for those too.
Best Home Remedies for Itchy Eyes
Most of us suffer from itchy eyes at a certain point. However, there are many that go through the itchy eyes battle every year, at the same period. Obviously, allergy periods are most critical when it comes to irritated, itchy and puffy eyes.
If you want to get some itchy eyes relief, here are some of the best home remedies that you should try.
Cold compresses should be applied on and around the affected area of your eyes in order to reduce the itchiness. Just soak some clean cloth in ice cold water and place the cloth over the eyes.
You can also use ice cubes or ice packs and place them on your eyelids. And of course, there is the frozen food item alternative we all have used at least once for swelling injuries.
Another way to relieve itchiness in the eyes is to use cold water. Just bend over the sink and wash your eyes with cold water. The relief will be instant.
Chamomile is rich in anti inflammatory properties that can help you reduce the itchiness in your eyes.
Cooled used chamomile tea bags are my favorite itchy eyes remedy. You can simply place some tea bags in the refrigerator and then apply them over the eyes for a duration of 10 minutes.
Drinking some chamomile tea is never a bad idea, either.
Cucumbers are some of the most effective home remedies for itchy eyes due to their anti-irritation properties. With the help of these properties, cucumbers are able to help you reduce the swelling, irritation and inflammation in the eyes.
Wash the cucumber and make some slices out of it. Then place these slices in the fridge and keep them there for about 20 minutes.
Do the same as with the tea bags: place the cool cucumbers over the eyes for at least 10 minutes. Repeat the process up to 5 times a day.
I am speaking of cold milk, of course. Milk is good for your eyes and, in combination with the cold, it is one of your best natural remedies for itchy eyes.
Dab some cotton ball in the milk and rub it around the itchy area. Milk can also come in handy as your cool compress.
Whether you have infected eyes or they are itchy, you can use a water and salt combination to get relief. This eye rinse works amazingly on irritated, red eyes.
Also, being rich in antibacterial properties allows it to kill the bacteria. This is why it is also commonly used as a nasal congestion remedy.
You can make a natural eye wash by mixing some salt and distilled water. Also, you can purchase a saline solution in a pharmacy. The choice is yours.
Cold is still your best option, even when it comes to saline.
If the itchiness in your eyes affects you in the allergy season, you really must do something to prevent it. After all, it is always better to prevent something than to treat it after the damage is done.
A nice pair of sunglasses can protect the eyes from dust and other things you are allergic too, such as the pollen.
I find this remedy to be the easiest and obviously, the most classy one of all home remedies for itchy eyes.
This itchy eyes remedy can bring some quick relief from red eyes.
Cool some thin slices of raw potatoes in the fridge, and put them over your eyes. Keep them there for 15 to 20 minutes.
Because of its moisturizing and soothing properties, this is yet another of the most effective home remedies for itchy eyes. It can help you fight dry, itchy and sore eyes at the same time.
Get some Aloe Vera gel. You can squeeze this from a leaf or purchase it. When you have it, mix it with some honey and elderberry blossom tea to make a solution.
This solution should help you solve the itchy eyes problem. Rinse or eyewash the eyes with it at least two times a day.
As you have noticed, many of these remedies can actually be found in your kitchen. So why would you possibly want to put up with the itchiness and inflammation in your eyes if the solution is right there in front of you?
Picking out one of these home remedies for itchy eyes can really save you all the trouble you have in the allergy season. Try them out and let me know how it went!
If you are okay with using over the counter medications, then go for it too. You can find medical itchy eyes treatment in the pharmacy area of any store.