Watery eyes, which are most often caused by allergies, can be alleviated without medication by limiting exposure to allergy triggers. Keeping a home clean and not rubbing watery eyes can help to provide relief, says WebMD.
A person with watery eyes should avoid going outside during mid-mornings and early evenings, as pollen counts are usually highest then. When outside, eyeglasses or sunglasses can help block pollen from reaching the eyes. When driving, a person should keep the window closed, according to WebMD.
Pillows can be encased in allergen-impermeable covers to limit exposure to dust mites. Bedding should be washed frequently in water that is above 130 degrees Fahrenheit. New mattresses can cut down on allergens as well, as older ones tend to hold allergens. Floors should be cleaned with a damp mop, as sweeping stirs up allergens rather than removing them, reports WebMD.
Allergies can also cause redness, itching, burning in the eyes and swollen eyelids. These symptoms can also be caused by infections and other conditions, so patients should consult a doctor if home remedies or medications do not provide relief, claims WebMD.
Allergies are classified by two types: seasonal and perennial. Seasonal allergies occur usually from early spring through summer and autumn. They are caused by exposure to pollen and spores from molds. Perennial allergies occur at all times. They are caused by exposure to dust mites, bedding feathers and animal dander, says WebMD.