What is Conjunctivitis and How to Treat it Naturally

The conjunctiva is the thin transparent layer of tissue which lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part if the eye. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva. It can be caused by infection, allergies or chemicals. (1)

Symptoms of conjunctivitis:

  • Redness
  • Itchiness
  • Excessive tears
  • Swelling
  • Sensitivity
  • A gritty, uncomfortable feeling in one or both eyes
  • A discharge in one or both eyes that can form a crust during the night and can sometimes make it difficult to open the eyes in the morning

In this article we are going to give you several natural remedies:

1.   Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You need to take 1 tablespoon of vinegar and mix it with one cup of water. Then soak a clean towel in it and apply it gently around the nearby eye surface. Do this three times a day and after one week you will see the results.

2.   Lemon Juice

You can also use a lemon juice for treating pinky eyes. It is extremely efficient in reducing the pain and swelling. Take one lemon and squeeze the juice from it. Then apply 2 drops of it in your eyes. Repeat this every morning. (2)

3.   Turmeric

We all know that turmeric has healing compounds. It relieves pink eye symptoms and improves our vision. You should add 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder to one cup of boiling water. Soak a cotton pad in the mixture and use it as a warm compress.

4.   Neem Oil

This Oil relieves the irritation and fights the infection. You just need to wipe neem oil around the eye and eyelid before you go to sleep and after several uses you will feel relief. (3)

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