What is Conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is swelling (inflammation) or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids (conjunctiva). It causes redness, inflammation and forms a thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (conjunctiva). It is very common.
Causes of Conjunctivitis
A bacterial or viral infection.
An allergic reaction due to pollen or dust mites.
The eye coming in physical contact with substances that can irritate the conjunctiva, such as chlorinated water or shampoo, or a loose eyelash rubbing against the eye.
Care in Conjunctivitis
Don't smudge over the eyes.
Donít wash with tap water and cold/hot water.
Donít apply anything coarse/unfiltered and without observation.
Wear a spectacle, to prevent wind or extreme sunlight.
Use washed and clean cloth to the eye.
Wash eyes only in an eyewash cup or in the vessel that has depth.
Donít use the mobile phone, laptop or watching tv too much near from the eyes.
Donít sleep or wake up extremely.
Don't sleep under the fan or in heavy airflow.
The cloth that uses for the eyes, must be kept separated from the others.
Home Remedies For Conjunctivitis
Soak a cloth in Aloe Vera juice and place it on the eyes.
Mix 1 tablespoon of Boric acid in 5 cups of boiling water and wash the eyes.
Combine 1 teaspoon of Baking soda in 2 cups of water and use it for eyewash.
Add 2 teaspoons of Turmeric (Haldi) powder to 1 cup of boiled water. Soak a soft cloth and use it as a warm compression.
Soak few Jasmine flowers in a cup of distilled water and leave it overnight. Strain the water and use it as eye drops.
Dilute a tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar in a cup of water, wet a cotton ball, and wash the eyes with it.
Take equal quantities of warm milk, Honey (Shahad) and use this mixture to wash the eyes.
Take some salt and add it to boiling water. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and put it on the eyes.
Mix 1 cup of Indian Gooseberry juice with 2 teaspoons of Honey (Shahad) and drink this mixture 2 times a day.
Combine 1/2 teaspoon of Aloe vera juice in a cup of boiled and cooled water and add 1/2 teaspoon of Boric acid and use this solution for eyewash.
Boil 2 teaspoons of Calendula flower petals in 1 cup of water and cool it. Use this mixture as an eyewash.
Take a raw Potato slice and put it on the affected eye. Do this for 3 consecutive nights.
Boil some fennel seeds and let the water cool down. Later strain the liquid and use that water to wash the infected eye twice a day.
Take Triphala powder, in warm water, strain it with a clean cloth, use it for the eyewash(in an eyewash cup).
Take hibiscus flower juice as eye drops in conjunctivitis and redness of the eye.
Take Triphala powder, rose petals, and honey, make a paste and apply on closed eyes. It decreases inflammation.