Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis?
The Inflammation of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid will be termed as Pink Eye a.k.a Conjunctivitis which causes red, puffy, itchy, pain, burning, watery eyes, scratchiness and thick yellow discharge from the eyes. Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes, while it usually a benign self-limiting illness not causing any lasting eye damage but you might probably need some aid from your doctor in the form of anti-bacterial drugs
Allergies, dryness and other irritants are common causes however the two most common causes of conjunctivitis are viral and bacterial infections that can be prolonged and is not always easy to determine whether simple, acute conjunctivitis is bacterial, viral or allergic while it usually clears up within a day or two.
Ø mild photophobia
Ø soreness in the conjunctiva
Ø thick discharge rather than watery
However it is difficult sometimes to make a firm diagnosis because some symptoms are the same no matter the cause. The doctor often determines the ailment (conjunctivitis) just by examining patient’s history, symptoms, and eye checking whether it is caused by a virus, bacterium, or allergen
Aloe Vera place the aloe Vera gel around the eye or it can also be used in eye drops in order to treat inflammation along with other ailments of external parts of the eye.
Cold Compress: it will soothe that annoying itchiness if you use purified water to keep the area clean.
Wipe neem oil around the eye and eyelid before going bed for pink eye relief.
Chamomile: it is a natural herb often used for its soothing anti-bacterial properties. Brew a cup of chamomile tea, remove the tea bag and allow it to cool down, and then place it gently over your eye.
Boric Acid: add teaspoons of dried calendula flowers in a cup of hot water. Let it cool followed by straining the solution through a cheesecloth Use the solution as eyewash while repeating it several times a day.
Add two tablespoons of turmeric powder to one cup of boiled water. Soak a clean cotton pad or washcloth in the solution and use it as a warm compress. It also has antibacterial properties and can relieve pink eye symptoms when used topically
Milk & Honey: Honey becomes a soothe eye rinse which is gently applied using a clean cotton swab when combined with equal parts warm milk, Honey is often used as a bacterial ingredient in eyewash.
Soak tulsi leaves in boiled water for 10 minutes. Then use the water as eyewash, or soak a clean cotton pad or washcloth in the water and use it as a warm compress.
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