Irritated eyes October?

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   Posted 10/20/2012 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
can you get hay fever in October cause i was told i have got hayfever from optician but i still got slightly irritated eyes and its October now and i got my eyes checked out in July.

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   Posted 10/20/2012 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hay fever is actually the wrong term for this time of year. But yes, allergies are very bad this fall. My allergies have been working overtime majorly! Including eye irritation. You can do a few things to help your eyes feel better. You can try using otc allergy eye drops such as Clariten eye drops, or take an otc allergy med such as Zyrtec, Allegra or Clariten - try to avoid the "D's" (Clariten-D, Allegra-D etc) because they can dry the eye out too much. Also artificial tears can help by flushing the irritants out of the eyes. I prefer Systane.

I hope you feel better soon!
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   Posted 10/20/2012 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
What with mold from the fallen leaves and rain, dust from the dropping vegetation, fall breezes and smoke from bonfires out in the country, my allergies are acting up also.
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   Posted 10/22/2012 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Get into your eye doctor, get your eyes checked and a eye doctor can recommend or prescribe eye drops that will help. Do not use visine. And maybe see an allergist for allergy testing and better allergy relief.
Many well wishes and I hope your feeling better soon and ragweed allergies are up in Texas right allergy doctor would know which allergy season your area is having right now.
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