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Can allergies cause keratitis ?

Is it possible to get keratitis from eye allergies? How can allergy affect on our eyes?
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  • Zachary garcia


    Yes, it is possible for you to get keratitis from eye allergies because of the redness and dryness. When you get eye allergies, your eyes will be dry and red. You may easily get eyes infection because of bad environment. Once you get the keratitis, you need to use the eye drops with anti-inflammation to get rid of the invisible bacterium. The warm compress could also be the good way for you to protect the eyes.
  • clearbluesky987


    Keratitis is the medical term for inflammation of the cornea. Keratitis has many potential causes: infections, dry eyes, injury, and a large variety of underlying medical diseases. However, there are still many uncertain factors that may lead to keratitis. Allergy is easy to cause keratitis. Because allergy is commonly due to infection, dust, injury to eyes and some eye diseases. The parts of the body that are prone to react to allergies include the eyes, nose, lungs, skin, and stomach. The most common symptoms include: runny /stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy ears and throat. Allergy means bacteria and virus in eyes which may lead to sore, redness, pain,burning, and itching in eyes. Some severe cases may cause double vision and blurry vision.
  • eeelisa814


    It is possible to get keratitis from eye allergies although the case is not quite common. The main cause of keratitis is eye dryness which is one of the symptoms of allergy. When you are exposed to certain allergen, the immune system of your eyes will overreact to it because of the chemicals it releases. This causes eye allergy with the symptoms such as irritation. Usually, it is the histamine released by the allergen that causes allergy. Besides dryness that leads to keratitis, redness and itchiness are also the results of eye allergy. When you have eye allergy, rubbing eyes for relief is totally undesirable, for this will further irritate your eyes. In addition, using cool compresses and avoiding allergen are necessary.