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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Guest Post: Home Remedies for Pink eye

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis is the irritation caused in conjunctiva. It is particularly a transmittable bacterial of viral infectivity caused in the farthest layer of the eye and also in the surface of the eyelid. It often spread through coughing, sneezing, communal settings and more.

The most common causes of pink eye are,
The main symptom of pink eye is an eye that has a pink look, itchy, watery, swelling and mucous production. The other symptoms usually depend on the type of conjunctivitis. The familiar symptoms of viral conjunctivitis are runny and irritating eyes and sensitivity towards light.
Pink eye (Conjunctivitis). (Picture from: http://www.medicinenet.com/)
The chief symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis are humid, yellowish or greenish-yellow expulsion in the corner of the eye. The normal symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis are watery, burning and itchy eyes escorted by stuffiness and runny nose.

Comparison of an eye condition between
normal and inflamed conjunctiva.  (Picture 
from: http://embarrassingproducts.com/)
Below are some of the home remedies for pink eye which might help you to get relieved from this infection until you visit an Ophthalmologist.
  • Take a clean cloth and immerse it in cold water and remove the excess water to keep it over eyes. Repeat the process, this may not cure the infection but may reduce the swelling, burning and itching.
  • Wash your eye with honey and warm milk (equal amount) mixture by using cotton ball. You can also use this as eye drop.
  • Get some fresh coriander leaves and boil it in clean water. Later strain it and allow it to cool for minutes. Wash down the contaminated eye with this coriander water to get comforted from pain and swelling.
  • The most common remedy which is followed by our ancestors is to put a drop of breast milk over the infected eye. This remedy will surely give you instant relief from itchiness, burning and redness of the eye.
  • This remedy may sound funny, but worthy. Caught your urine in a small box and dilute it with equal amount of water. Then put 2 drops over each eye, this will surely make you to get relieved within 2 hours and will completely make your eye clear without any sign.
  • Slice a raw potato and place it over the infected eyes. Follow it for three consecutive nights to get rid.
  • Wash your eyes with Aloe vera juice, add ½ tsp of juice with cooled or boiled water and dip a cotton ball inside the mixture and wash your eyes.
  • You can also make use of rose water as an eye drop.
  • Apply yogurt over the affected area to get relieve from conjunctivitis.
Shut your eyes for a while and visualize, if you don’t have eyes, you would have not even seen the world and yourself. You won’t be able to visualize how everything looks. Eyes are very important as it is the jewel of the human body. So, it is better to follow some methods to get prevented from pinkeye as prevention is better than cure. *** [By: HAYDEN MARGUERITE | EDITOR: EKA]
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Hayden Marguerite, a professional content writer. I have a year of experience during this short period of time I had wrote a lot of articles related to health, car automotive, business, education etc.and achieved with many sites. I feel happy to say this, I love my article writing skill, and enjoyed with the time of writing.
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