Eye inflammation

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the eyeballs' outer layer which can occur as a consequence of exposure to allergens or because of an ordinary cold infection. Eye inflammation or conjunctivitis often occurs together with hay fever (allergic rhinitis).

Why do I have symptoms?

Eye inflammation in connection with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is often seasonal, occurring during pollen seasons, but it can also be perennial and persistent throughout the year. Keep in mind that having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you or your child has allergies.

Typical signs

  • itchy, red eyes and swollen eyelids
  • weeping eyes