Here remedies are provided for milder cases of conjunctivitis, sty, keratitis, cellulitis, etc. Know useful home remedies for eyes infection.
Simple, effective yet affordable home remedies for the affected eye can soothe and even heal infections. It is strongly advisable to visit an ophthalmologist in serious cases. The remedies provided below are for milder cases of conjunctivitis, sty, keratitis, cellulitis and many others, and can be used for other inflammation or irritation of the eye.
Some of the common symptoms of eye infections are soreness of the eyes, itching, flaking, formation of sticky fluid, puffy eyelids, persistent burning and an overall discomfort to the eyes. Some infections are contagious, like conjunctivitis, while others are not. Wash your hands with soap if you touch the eyes; the sticky fluid produced by the eyes must be wiped with a tissue and disposed immediately.
Turmeric and Milk
Mix 1 tsp of powdered turmeric with 1 tbsp of warm milk. Put this mixture in muslin clothe and drain. Apply the extract to the eyes. Turmeric is an excellent antiseptic and milk has good soothing properties.
Ginger and Mint
Crush about an inch long ginger. Boil in 150 ml water until the water boils to about half the amount. Cool the resulting concentrate. Pound 4-5 fresh mint leaves, put in muslin clothe and squeeze out the extract. Mix with the ginger concentrate and apply to eyes. Ginger is known for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Mint is a good cooling agent and is also an antibacterial and anti-microbial.
Honey and Yogurt
Mix a teaspoon of honey with a teaspoon of yogurt and apply. Honey has anti-infection properties and is an antiseptic. Curd cools the inflammation.
Natural aloe vera is best known for its many medical benefits. It is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-microbial! Dab on some natural extracts of an aloe vera plant regularly.
Boil 3-4 guava leaves in 200 ml water until about one-third of the water remains. Apply 1-2 drops of this concentrate to the infected part using a dropper. Guava leaves have anti-allergic properties.
Some more quick remedies
Soak a large piece of cotton wool with some chilled carrot juice. This aids in reducing the inflammation and helps soothe the eyes.
Apply a generous amount of paste of raw spinach.
Soak teabag in hot water for about a minute. Gently squeeze out the tea from the bag and apply to the sty.
Cover eyes with paste of cucumber.
Coriander seeds can be coarsely grounded boiled and the water applied after cooling.
The remedies should be applied at least 3-4 times a day. It is better to cover the eyes with either cotton wool or a slice of cucumber after the application of the remedy. Avoid touching the affected eyes unless it is to apply the remedies. Wearing sun glasses when going out will protect the eyes from dust and other impurities. Since those with contact lenses are more susceptible to these infections, it is advisable that the lenses are washed and maintained daily as per the instructions. Neglecting to follow this result in bacterial growth on the lenses will eventually infect the eyes.
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