Does pregnancy cause eye irritation

Pregnancy can cause irritation to just about every part of your body. Since the hormones run through your blood and since your blood is in your entire body just about anything could be irritated. Pregnancy specifically causes changes to mucous membranes, such us your vagina, mouth, nose and your eyes. The change in hormones and blood flow can cause them to be engorged or easily irritated. Some women also experience dry eye during pregnancy which causes irritation as well.

If you have eye irritation make sure you mention it to your doctor but in the meantime you can try some moisturizing eye drops. It may also help to not wear contacts until your eyes are feeling better.

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