Easy Home Remedy For Pink Eye

Published: 03rd December 2008
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Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is swelling and redness of the membranes (conjunctiva) on the inner parts of the eyelid and the eye surface. Pink eye is very common. It is usually not serious, and often goes away in a few days without medical treatment.

Calendula: Calendula an antiseptic is very effective against itching and inflammation. It is generally used for eye washing.

Jasmine Flowers: Jasmine flowers soaked in distilled water for overnight can be used as eye drops will work as magic for pink eye, especially for eye having yellow discharge. Honey: Putting honey drops mixed in warm water in effected eye is also an effective pink eye remedy.

Sea Salt -- Put a teaspoon of sea salt in one cup warm water and stir until dissolved. You can use an eye dropper and put two to three drops of the saline solution you have created directly into your eye or you can use a cotton ball. Saturate the cotton ball and place it on your eye allowing the water to run into your eye. This is a tried and true remedy that has been used for many years and is still a staple in England.

Since tea contains bioflavonoids that can help to ward off infection and reduce inflammation, many people use moist or partially used teabags as a home remedy for pink eye by placing the tea bag over their eye.

Eyebright tea, green tea, or black tea can all be used for this purpose. Repeat this treatment several times a day. Teas containing tannic acid, such as green and black teas, are also particularly good for soothing the annoying itch that usually comes with pink eye.

Steep 2 tablespoons of dried calendula (also called pot marigold) in 1 cup of hot water (covered) for about an hour. Allow to cool. Take a square of cotton, dip in the tea, place some drops in eye and put cotton over eye for about 10 minutes. Use as needed. Refrigerate the remainder and use next day same way. No stinging, no burning, very soothing.

The following foods are a great addition to any pink eye sufferer's diet: cucumber, tofu, eggs, clams, and water chestnuts. These foods are especially beneficial to eye health. Chamomile however, can work miracles and is an easy home remedy for pink eye. I suggest buying some pure chamomile tea bags and brewing yourself some tea. When the tea bag has cooled place it upon your infected eye and watch your pink eye improve steadily over the next 4-5 days.

Non-infectious pink eye does not need to be treated unless it's really bothering you. If the allergies are interfering with your life, be sure to see your doctor to discuss these problems. Infectious pink eye, on the other hand, need to be treated right away to prevent blindness and other eye problems. You can use a home remedy, or you can see your doctor who will most likely prescribe some eye drops and maybe even an antibiotic to you.

The standard medical convention of treating conjunctivitis is with anti-biotics or anti-allergens. However, due to the overprescribing and over-proliferation of anti-biotics and anti-allergens, we have built up a moderate resistance to those medications.

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