Eye allergies are a common occurance, especially during the spring and summer months. The most common form of an eye allergy is conjunctivitis that causes severe redness in the eyes that also turn puffy. While a cold compress can provide immediate relief to these allergies, the best bet for the future is to identify the triggers and figure out some quick cures.

Usual symptoms include redness in the white area of the eye. Other signs of an oncoming infection could include itchy eyes, tearing, blurred vision, burning sensation and a swelling of the eyelid besides a sudden sensitivity to light. Given below are six facts you should know about eye allergies and their cure:

1. Eye allergies can occure alone or alongside nasal allergies besides the allergic skin condition known as eczema. Try and see a doctor as only a certified medical practitioner can tell you what allergy you could have.

2. The allergy happens when the eyes are exposed to any allergen like pollen, dander, dust and chemicals. Conjunctivitis could also spread via touch with another person who is suffering from the allergy.

3. Never try to rub itchy eyes as it could make things worse. Rubbing causes mast cells to release more of the chemicals that originally caused the eyes to itch. Try to remove contact lenses and avoid eye make-up during bouts of allergy.

4. Use hypoallergenic concealers to hide dark circles and never try to cover up with heavy makeup as this can cause problems to your eyes that are already watering.

5. Beware of grass, trees and weed pollens as these cause allergies among most people. Try and stay indoors when pollen count is high or try and wear sunglasses to cover your eyes.

6. If dust mites trigger your eyes, try and bring home beddings and pillows that keep them out. Always wash sheets in hot water and try to keep the humidity levels at home between 30 and 50 percent.