Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis

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Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis

Home remedies for conjunctivitis are highly effective in this common disease that affects eyes. Conjunctivitis, also referred as pinkeye, is a swelling of the conjunctiva, a tissue that covers the white part of the eye.

Causes of Conjunctivitis

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis

Viral conjunctivitis

  • Chemical conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal conjunctivitis

Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Watering
  • Thick, stringy discharge
  • Eye pain
  • Swelling of the eye
  • Sensation of particle in the eye
  • Aversion to light
  • Sneezing and runny nose in allergic conjunctivitis.

Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis:

  • Make a mixture of 2 tsp. chamomile flowers, 1 tsp. Oregon grape root and 2 cups of boiling water. Allow it to settle for 20 minutes. Use it as eyewash.
  • Calendula is an ideal home remedy for bacterial or viral conjunctivitis. This offers relief from itching and inflammation. It is also an antiseptic for the eyes and act against pollutant and allergies. One can also get this medicine in the form of drop or ointment in the market.
  • Vitamin A lotion can also be applied directly.
  • If you have an inflammation in the eyes take some slices of potato and put it over the eye.
  • Fennel is very good for vision problems. One can take this herb raw or brew a tea for it to get some relief.
  • Eyebright herb could be an ideal remedy for conjunctivitis.
  • Goldenseal known for anti-inflammatory antibiotic qualities has also been found useful in conjunctivitis.

These home remedies for conjunctivitis can help you in getting relief from the disease.

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