Allergic conjunctivitis causes red, swollen and itchy eyes which is very uncomfortable.
The most common cause of this is pollen but there can be other causes.
How do I know if this is allergic conjunctivitis or bacterial conjunctivitis?
Bacterial conjunctivitis is characterised by a yellow sticky discharge, allergic conjunctivitis doesn't. Bacterial conjunctivitis also feels like you have grit in your eye. Allergic conjunctivitis main symptom is very itchy eyes where you have a continued urge to rub.
What is the best treatment for allergic conjunctivitis?
Taking an antihistamine such as Cetirizine in a tablet form or liquid form is very effective with some eye drops containing Sodium Cromoglycate at quickly reducing the symptoms
If other symptoms co-exist with the itchy eyes such as a runny nose then a Beclometasone Nasal Spray used regularly relieves symptoms.