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Understanding Allergies

By Mira Rakicevic

Allergies affect more than 50 million Americans every year. According to the CDC’s allergy facts, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the US. Hay fever, asthma, and eczema are among the most prevalent allergic diseases. Redding or itching of the conjunctiva can be a common symptom of allergies in many scenarios, and itchy, watery eyes are often the sign of a severe reaction.

Help your patients understand why they may experience certain reactions with education in the exam room, and how the ocular symptoms they experience are pieces of the puzzle in understanding their allergies.

Snippet of infographic from DisturbMeNot

Click here to read more and see the full infographic on allergies.

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