inside of your eyes and help to flush them out.
Apply a cold compress.
Cold compresses around the eyes can be helpful with itching and swelling. Soak a towel or washcloth in cold water or refrigerate a damp cloth or eye pillow. Then lie down with the compress across your eyes to let the coolness reduce swelling.
Try allergy eye drops.
Try an over-the-counter eye drop made to soothe itchy, swollen eyes caused by allergies.
Take oral medications or get allergy shots.
Over-the-counter or prescription allergy medications, including antihistamines, can provide some relief for milder allergy symptoms, including swollen eyes. Along with eye drops, you can get twice-weekly allergy shots and take several allergy medications to keep allergy symptoms under control.
Stay indoors if your eyes are swollen and you are dealing with allergies.
Weather conditions play a role. A breezy day with lots of pollen in the air can keep you from soothing swollen eyes because of continued exposure to allergens. On days when outdoor allergens are high, stay inside — and save outdoor activities for just after a rain, when fewer allergens fill the air.
But if the following occur, you should call your doctor immediately:
- Feeling like you’ve got something stuck in your eye
- Pain in the eye
- Blurry vision
- Decreased vision