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Pink eye, technically referred to as Conjunctivitis is condition when the conjunctiva becomes inflamed. This means that the region that lines the eyelid and surrounds the white portion of eye gets irritated. This eventually results in pain, excessive tearing as well as itching. This disease is a result of certain kind of viral infection. Other possible sources behind its outcome are allergies or bacterial infections. This disease can also surface on the eyes of toddlers.
The bacterial as well as viral conjunctivitis are highly contagious and therefore, they primarily affect the children. It gets tough to keep a track of the spread and in case of children it often spreads to both the eye.
Some of the most prominent causes of this problem are:
Presence of some irritation causing substance in the eyes
Some Home Remedies
You can add a table spoon of chamomile flower in dried form to a cup of lucid warm water. Steep the components for over 10 minutes. Stain the mixture then and let it cool. You should thereafter make use of this solution as eyewash. This would certainly bring in a considerable improvement in the intensity of your problem.
You can also make use of fennel seeds. You can boil them and thereafter you can wash the affected section directly. This would considerably lower the intensity of inflammation and at the same time it would also reduce the amount of redness.
You can put some shone drops in your eye directly, preferably one or at maximum two. You can alternatively add around 3 table spoons to lucid warm water and then stir the mixture. Let this mixture cool and thereafter use it to wash your eyes one or two times in a day. Honey has some effective anti-bacterial properties and for the same reason, it significantly soothes the infected portion of the eye.
Warm milk can also be used for this purpose.
You can grate some raw potato into fine slices and thereafter you can place these on your affected portion. Potato is one of the most effective astringent agents and hence, you can place its poultice on the effected region for quite some time.
You can also develop a turmeric solution using 2 table spoons of the powder and using boiling water as solvent.
Dip a piece of cloth in a solution of Aloe Vera and thereafter apply it gently on the infected region. You can also use this mixture as a substitute to eyewash.
You can also make use of some fine artificial tear causing agents as these can help you in ejecting some unwanted irritants and toxins.
In order to get an instant relief you can make use of a solution of baking soda which can be made using 1 table spoon of the soda content and dissolving it in apt amount of water.