Home remedies to treat pink eye (Conjunctivitis)
Pink eye, otherwise known as conjunctivitis, is an uncomfortable and irritating eye condition caused by a virus, bacteria, or allergies. This condition has symptoms such as itching, tearing, redness, inflammation, and burning sensation in the eyes.
In most of the cases, pink eye clears up within few days without any treatment required. But in other cases, the doctor prescribes antibiotic eye drops or creams to every patient. Whether the infection is caused by bacteria or virus in both cases, the infection is highly contagious.
Conjunctivitis can also be triggered by certain allergens including smoke, air pollution, pollen, eye drops, makeup, and is seen among people with hay fever and other allergic condition.
Given below are some remedies to treat pink eye at home.
- Green Tea
The presence of bioflavonoid in green tea makes it an effective way to relieve inflammation and irritation caused by pink eye while combating bacterial and viral infection. Take a damp green tea bag and place it over your closed eye.
- Aloe Vera Gel
The components such as aloin and amodin in Aloe Vera gel have antibacterial and antiviral properties. Aloe Vera has some important benefits including its ability to reduce inflammation and fasten healing.
As you notice the signs of conjunctivitis, place some Aloe Vera gel around the eye and eyelid.
Tulsi is also called as Indian basil, it is best known for its healing power. Its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties make it best element to protect the eyes from free radicals and environmental damage. It also has anti-viral, fungal and bacterial properties, which are effective to fight infections in the eye.
Turmeric is loaded with healing compounds, and it reduces inflammation. It also has the power to fight bacterial infection and can soothe pink eye symptoms when applied to the eyes.
Mix two tablespoons of turmeric powder in one cup of boiled water. Soak a clean cotton pad in the mixture and apply it around the eye and eyelid.