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    An_267776 posted:
    My wife has a condition that seems to be an allergy, but we have tested for all the items, including our dogs for a cause without any success. Her eye lids, and around her eyes swell and turn red, as while as, her eyes. It recently occur when she was outside, but it has cropped up in the winter time. We really are not sure what the cause is, or if its an allergy, but it is causing her a great deal of uncomfort. Any ideas? We thought her nerves could be a cause, but again, we aren't sure.
     
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    atti_editor responded:
    Eye allergies are certainly uncomfortable. I'm allergic to certain pollens and grasses and struggle with itchy, watery, red eyes in the spring time so I can sympathize with what your wife is going through. The best way to find relief is to consult your doctor -- which it sounds like you are doing -- and to keep at it until you get to the bottom of what is causing this reaction, allergy or not.

    Does your wife tend to notice the symptoms more in one setting than another? Or around certain possible irritants like car exhaust, dust, or cigarette smoke?

    This article has some basics about eye allergies including some options to possibly help reduce symptoms (antihistamines and over-the-counter eye drops). There is also a slideshow with tips on how to tackle eye allergies that she might find helpful: http://www.webmd.com/allergies/understanding-eye-allergies

    Please keep us posted, and I hope some of these suggestions help!


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