Pink eye is caused by viral infection and is usually associated with viral cold-like symptoms. The membranes covering the whites of the eyes and the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids become irritated and inflamed and there is a watery discharge from the eyes followed by severe itching and a gritty feeling in the eyes. The eyes become red and swollen and hurt terribly in strong light. The discharge accumulates during sleep and makes the eyelids stick together when one wakes up in the morning.
This infection is highly contagious and people suffering from it should stay at home and keep away from work until the eyes have healed completely. They should not touch anything like food, utensils or other objects after touching their infected eyes or the discharge without washing their hands with soap and water. Pink eye is sometimes also caused by bacterial infections, allergy provoking agents, irritants and toxic agents. Home treatment helps to reduce the pain and keeps the eyes free of drainage.
Best Ways To Treat Pink Eye
Fill a basin with hot water and dip a clean and soft cotton towel into it. Squeeze out the excess water and fold the towel into a compress. Place the compress on the eye. Use a separate towel and a separate basin of hot water for each eye.
Also use a fresh and clean compress after each application. Apply the hot compresses for five to ten minutes three or four times daily. They will soothe the eyes and will alleviate the itching and swelling and will heal the eyes quickly.
Raw Honey And Water
Raw honey has natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties which address the infection rapidly and effectively. Mix a little raw honey with one tablespoon of distilled water and with the help of an eye dropper drop a few drops of it into each eye.
Apply these drops every few hours. Within three or four days, the infection will clear up and your eyes will be healed completely.
Brew some green tea. Drink the tea and place the warm teabag one on each eye for twenty minutes. Repeat the process three times daily.
Green tea will get rid of all the harmful pathogens and toxins and will facilitate healing. It will also provide relief in the itching and gritty feeling in the eyes and will promote considerable comfort.
Cut a potato into thin slices. Lie on your back with your eyes closed and place two or three potato slices on each eye. Keep for twenty minutes. Repeat this process four or five times daily. The potato slices will soothe the irritated eyes and will also reduce the soreness and puffiness.
Take a little chilled milk in two small bowls and dip two cotton balls into it. Spread the cotton balls on each eye and relax with them for about twenty minutes.
Repeat this process three or four times daily. The chilled milk will not only reduce the inflammation of the membranes but it will also bring considerable relief in the pain and itching.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.