Conjunctivitis, causes, home remedies for conjunctivitis, Care in Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, causes, home remedies for conjunctivitis, Care in Conjunctivitis

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Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.



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.

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