EYE ALLERGIES SELF-TEST
Take this quiz to see if you might have eye allergies.
Always consult your doctor if you suspect you have an eye condition needing care.
- Do allergies run in your family?
- Do your eyes often itch, particularly during spring pollen season?
- Do you often need antihistamines and/or decongestants to control sneezing, coughing and congestion?
- Have you ever been diagnosed with “pinkeye” (conjunctivitis)?
- Are you allergic to certain animals, such as cats?
- When pollen is in the air, are your eyes less red and itchy when you stay indoors under an air conditioner?
- Do your eyes tear when you wear certain cosmetics or lotions, or when you’re around certain strong perfumes?
If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, then you may have eye allergies. Make an appointment with Dr. Cargo at (972) 432-2020 to determine the best course of action.
Did You Know?
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that around 50 million people in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies, and it’s only getting worse — affecting up to 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children. In addition to having symptoms of sneezing, congestion and runny nose, most of these allergy sufferers also experience itchy, watery, red eyes, and swollen eyelids. In some cases, eye allergies play a role in conjunctivitis (pink eye) and other eye infections.