Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis?

The Inflammed outer layer of the white portion of the eye and the inner area of the eyelid willbe 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.

Symptoms

  • Tearing
  • mild photophobia
  • soreness in the conjunctiva
  • thick discharge rather than watery
  • Swelling

Diagnosis

Though some symptoms remain the same, the accurate diagnosis is difficult.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

Remedies

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.

Neem Oil: 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.

Turmeric: Warm compresses of turmeric dissolved in a cup of warm water is highly recommended. 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.

Tulsi or holy basil: Eyewash made by soaking few tulsi leaves in warm water for 10 minutes is beneficial for healing the infection.

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease”, Stay Happy, Stay Healthy with Miric Biotech Ltd.

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