4 reasons why eye congestion often occurs

The congestion symptom that occurs in the eye is that the conjunctival blood vessels are confirmed and the whites of the eye are visible. If your eyes are red, you are worried that it may be a big disease.

It is also difficult to make eye contact with other people in case of being misunderstood as an infectious disease. In this regard, in addition to inflammation such as conjunctivitis introduced by Men’s Health.com, we will look at the causes of eye congestion and improvement measures.

1. certain drugs

Certain medications, such as antihistamines, can also make your eyes dry and red. The same goes for sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs, and pain relievers. These drugs reduce the amount of blood flowing to the eye and the tissues around the eye, causing dry and red eyes.

The fastest solution in this case is also artificial tears. However, the long-term solution, not the short-term solution, is to get an appropriate medication prescription at the hospital. There are ways to reduce the dose of the drug you are currently taking or take an alternative drug that relieves side effects.

2. Lack of sleep

Lack of sleep leads to bloody feet in the eyeballs. Maintaining the proper sleep time will ensure that the tear layer is filled with sufficient moisture. When sleep is insufficient, the amount of tears is insufficient, which leads to dryness and congestion.

The muscles of the eyes also need time to recover through sleep. This is why a habit of narrowing your eyes is formed if you can’t sleep properly.

If your eyes keep frowning and congestion occurs frequently, it is likely that lack of sleep is the cause. In this case, you should moisten your eyes with artificial tears and get enough sleep for 7 to 8 hours to recover your condition.

3. Dry symptoms

Dry eyes are more prone to inflammation. If your eyes are stiff, dry, and red, the inflammation may be caused by dryness.

Originally, it is a common phenomenon in people over 50, but nowadays, the number of people who look at computers for a long time increases, and the incidence of young people is also high. This is because the eyeballs are easily dry because the number of times they blink when looking at the screen is small.

If your eyes are tingling and burning, or if you feel a foreign body sensation like grains of sand, artificial tears should be used to moisturize the eyes. When the inside of the eye gets moist, the level of inflammation also decreases. In addition, you should make a habit of intentionally blinking your eyes when using a computer to prevent these symptoms from recurring.

There is also a way to follow the ’20-6-20′ rule. If you stay in front of a computer screen for 20 minutes, you can gaze at a distance of about 6 meters for 20 seconds. If you have a chronic condition that cannot be resolved by this method, you should visit an ophthalmologist to get a prescription for a drug to treat inflammation caused by dryness.

4. Overuse of eye drops

Eye drops used to soothe congested eyes can, ironically, cause the eyes to become even more red. These eye drops relieve congestion by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood flow.

If you use eye drops frequently and adjust to this, the moment the blood vessels dilate, the rebound effect occurs, causing your eyes to become red. If you’re using eye drops to soothe congestion once, there’s no problem. However, if you use it every day for a period of more than a week, it is better to check the underlying cause of congestion at an ophthalmologist and receive treatment.

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