More and more people are suffering from allergies to the pollen of various grasses and trees. Avoiding all contact with allergy triggers is the best precautionary measure. However, this is hardly possible when suffering from hay fever.
Precautionary measures such as daily hair washing before bed time, closed windows or windows with pollen screens as well as washing clothes daily only have limited effect. Nonetheless, allergy sufferers should categorically adhere to these measures during the peak pollen season. An overview of peak pollen times as well as helpful hints can be found in our pollen calendar.
Eye Drops Act Locally
Contact with allergenic pollen will trigger sneezing, running noses, itching, asthma with coughing and shortage of breath as well as a general feeling of fatigue in allergy sufferers. The eyes are particularly affected by hay fever: They water and are red, puffy or itchy. Conjunctivitis can also develop as a consequence of allergy.
Fast relief with minimal side effects is the highest priority for both patient and treating physician. Apart from drugs with anti-allergic compounds in the form of tablets, nose sprays and eye drops can be used effectively, as they can act locally.
In contrast to systemically acting hay fever drugs such as Cetirizine, locally applied products (eye drops or nose spray) show fewer side effects. OmniVision® offers a wide range of eye drops for the treatment of pollen allergies.
Please consult your physician or pharmacist for advice on suitable eye drops to treat your symptoms.