Get rid of the Pink Eye with these homemade remedies!

The pink eye or conjunctivitis is an inflammation in the tissue that lines the white portion of the eyeballs and the inside of the eyelids and the known as conjunctiva. Main causes of pink eye are viral and bacterial infections. Exposure to chemicals and allergies can also produce pink eye symptoms.

Children are getting a lot of it. It can be highly contagious (it quickly spreads in schools and day care), but it is rarely serious. It’s very not likely to happen to damage your vision, especially if you find it and treat it rapidly. When you take control to prevent its spread and do all the things your doctor recommends, pinkeye clears up with no long-term problems.

Symptoms

The most usual pink eye symptoms include:

  • redness in one or both eyes
  • Itchiness in one or both eyes
  • A gritty feeling in one or both eyes
  • A nighttime discharge in one or both eyes that can prevent your eyes or eyes from opening in the morning.

How to treat Pink Eye

There are many home remedies that you can choose from when it comes to treating pink eye symptoms. Most of these have been long trusted to combat conjunctivitis and are natural.

Method 1: Use Breast Milk (for Infants)

  • The antibody immunoglobulin in breast milk prevents the bacteria from attaching to the surface of the eye.
  • Administer 2 drops of breast milk in each eye using a sterile dropper.
  • Do this 3 times a day until the symptoms subside.

Method 2: Use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

  • Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar contains probiotics that treat this particular infection.
  • Take 1 cup of warm water, add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar ( raw and unfiltered) and mix thoroughly.
  • Drip a cotton ball in the solution and wipe one (closed) eye with it. Discard the cotton ball and use another one for the other eye.
  • Do this 3 times a day until the symptoms subside.

Method 3: Use an Herbal Tea Poultice

  • The tannins sooth the eyes and the  bioflavonoids found in tea fight the infection.
  • Place a tea bag (black, green, or chamomile) in a cup of boiling hot water. After steeping for 3 minutes, remove the tea bag.
  • After the tea bag cools down, use it as a warm poultice over the swollen eye for 15-20 minutes.
  • Repeat 3-4 times a day.

Method 4: Use Sea Salt

  • An effective eye rinse that treats the pink eye is a saline solution.
  • Pour 1 cup of boiled water into a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of sea salt.
  • Stir until the salt dissolves in the water.
  • After the solution cools down, dip a sterile cotton ball in it and wipe one eye with the cotton ball.
  • Repeat 2-3 times a day.

Method 5: Use Coconut Oil

  • Applied topically, coconut oil can tree all 3 types of conjunctivitis – bacterial, viral, or allergy-induced.
  • Take a small amount of coconut oil and put it in a container. Place the container in a bowl of hot water so it the coconut oil can melt.
  • Using a sterile dropper, administer 1-2 drops of the coconut oil into each eye.
  • Repeat 3-4 times a day until the infection clears up.

Method 6: Use Colloidal Silver

  • Colloidal silver is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent, which means it can treat viral and bacterial conjunctivitis.
  • Administer 1-2 drops of colloidal silver in each eye.
  • Repeat 3-4 times a day until the infection is gone.

Method 7: Use Coffee

  • Coffee may not be able to eliminate the pathogens that cause the infection, but it can help deal with the symptoms.
  • Take a cup of boiling hot water and add 1 teaspoon in instant coffee. Mix thoroughly.
  • After the coffee cools down, administer 1-2 drops of it using a dropper.
  • Repeat 3-4 times a day.

Preventing pink eye spread

Practice good hygiene to control pink eye spread. For example:

  • do not touch your hands with your eyes.
  • Many times wash your hands.
  • Use a daily clean towel and towel.
  • Do not share washcloths or towels.
  • Change frequently your pillow cases.
  • Throw away cosmetics like mascara from your eyes.
  • Do not share cosmetics for the eye or items for personal eye care.

Keep in mind that no more contagious is the pink eye than the common cold. If you can’t take time off — just stay consistent in good hygiene practice — it’s all right to return to work, school or child care.

The eyes of newborns are susceptible to bacteria normally found in the birth channel of the mother. These bacteria in the mother do not cause any symptoms. In rare cases, these bacteria can cause infants to develop a severe form of conjunctivitis known as ophthalmia neonatorum that requires treatment to preserve sight without delay. That’s why an antibiotic ointment is applied to the eyes of each newborn shortly after birth. The ointment helps avoid infection of the eye.

Sources:

https://www.aao.org

https://www.health.com

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