Monday, June 14, 2010

Treating Pink Eye

What is Conjunctivitis, otherwise knows as Pink Eye?
  • When someone experiences redness, irritation, itchiness, and watering of the eyes. Some individuals may encounter an itch or tightness in the throat, and/or ‘gritty feeling’ in one or both of their eyes.
  • During the night, discharge seeps out of one or both eyes to form a crust. In the morning, victims of pink eye may awaken to dried mucus sealing their eyelids shut.
  • Eye infections that have a colored, foul-smelling or "creamy" discharge are usually the result of a bacterial infection. You should see a doctor if this occurs.
  • Pink Eye is very contagious, so try and stay away from other people until symptoms clear up.
Natural ways to cure Pink Eye:
  • A natural way to treat Conjunctivitis, otherwise known as Pink Eye is to put drops of breast milk into the child's eye. It is because of the natural antibodies it possesses. Use a medicine dropper to place a few drops into the eye, repeating every couple of hours.
  • Other natural ways to treat pink eye are:
Organic Green Tea Mixture
  • Combine filtered water, two organic green teabags, the juice of ½ small lemon, and two cap full of peroxide to treat their symptoms.
  • Fill a small 6-ounce juice glass halfway with filtered water and steep all ingredients for about 20 minutes. Take one teabag out of the mixture and allow it to drain into the infected eye. Stinging may occur for a couple of seconds, but after about an hour improvements are seen. Repeat overnight for soothing relief.
  • Remedy #2 combines teabags, honey, and about ¼ teaspoon of salt. After brewing two teabags to create one cup of tea, remove the tea bags allowing them to cool. Pour the tea into a small jar, adding the honey and salt. After everything is dissolved and the liquid is completely cooled – use a Q-Tip to apply two to three drops of solution into the infected eye, and the base of the eyelashes. Finally, cover the eyes with the teabags, using a warm washcloth to hold them in place. Honey offers antibiotic results, while the salt works as an astringent.
Aloe Vera
  • Use pure aloe vera from a plant that contains antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties to avoid the stinging sensation that may come with over-the-counter products. Repeat throughout the day and overnight.
Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Use distilled water and apple cider vinegar as a wash to ease the pain of pink eye.
  • Green discharge can be treated by gently rubbing the eyelids with a cotton ball soaked in peroxide. Repeat several times per day to see results. While this treatment may cause stinging, patients have expressed instant relief.

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