If you have red or pink eyes or if they are swollen or running then you may suffer from conjunctivitis. This condition is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin and transparent layer represented by the white part of your eyes.
Most of the time, this eye inflammation doesn’t harm your eyesight, but the sensation is very unpleasant, because your eyes are pricking and itchy, they turn red with tears coming down. Untreated, conjunctivitis can lead to serious eye diseases.
But, in the first stage, conjunctivitis can be treated with natural remedies.
1. Compresses with cold water
A cold water compress can be a great remedy for soothing the eyes. It will ease the itch and swelling of your eyes and make you feel better.
2. Hot water compresses
Also, you can use hot water compresses to get rid of conjunctivitis. It’s an effective remedy to reduce pain and inflammation, and to stop running eyes.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Apple vinegar is one of the best remedies for conjunctivitis. It has antimicrobial properties that fight against infections, one of the main causes that lead to pink eye.
To prepare a vinegar solution for inflamed eyes, add one quarter teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to half a cup of boiled and cooled water. Soak a cotton pad in this solution and apply it directly on the infected eye. You can easily wipe around your eyes area with this cotton pad. Keep the pad on your eyes for 5 minutes then remove it. You can another one after half an hour.
Apply these compresses several times a day for days or more until your eyes get better.
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