Looking into itchy eyes

By Clair Whitty

Clair Whitty

ARE YOU, like me, finding it difficult to keep your hands away from your eyes?

My eyes seem to be constantly itchy and I am not sure if it’s just because I have been told not to touch my face or eyes. But they are constantly itchy these days.

There are a couple of natural solutions that you can try if you’re eyes are itchy.

It could be because you’re looking at a computer screen more often these days; your eyes could be strained from bad light.

Or it could be the beginning of your hay fever symptoms.

Some people get relief from placing cool Eyebright Tea Bags or Chamomile Tea Bags on the eyes.

Sit back, relax and leave the tea bags on your eyelids for 10 minutes or so.

You could drink a cup or two of Eyebright Tea for a natural tonic for your eyes.

I find the following very soothing: Fill a basin with tepid water, put your head into the water, open your eyes and look around the bottom of the basin.

This is a fantastic way to soothe tired eyes.

Irritated, tired eyes

Supplements you could try include Eyebright. This is a tonic for tired and strained eyes.

You will find A. Vogel Herbal Tincture or Weleda Homoeopathic tablets.

Dry eyes are a common cause of itchy eyes. A deficiency of omega oils could be a factor.

Consider supplementing with Sea Buckthorn Omega 7 which is the omega oil associated with dryness in the mucous membranes in the body.

Eye drops may help. Take a look at A. Vogel Eye drops. They contain Eyebright and Hyaluronic acid and can help relieve dry irritated, tired eyes.

They’re suitable for use with contact lenses.

If hay fever is the cause of your itchy eyes then consider starting with a natural hay fever remedy.

There are lots to choose from. Irish Botanica All Seasons Complex may help relieve inflammation, congestion, and the itchiness associated with pollen sensitivity.

We can arrange postage or delivery for your purchases, simply give us a call and we can organise that for you.

In the meantime remember to keep your hands away from your face.

Natural Health Store, Market Cross, Kilkenny. ‘Phone: 056-7764538, email: info@naturalhealthstore.ie

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