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Home Remedies For Eye Infection: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

An eye infection is a very common problem that everyone faces at some point of time in their lives. There can be many reasons for such infections -bacteria, viruses, allergies or other microbiological means. It is advisable to get your eye tested if you have such conditions. Alternatively you can opt for some home remedies that can keep your eyes safe guarded against such eye infections.

  1. Warm Compresses
    This is one of the time tested remedies for conjunctivitis and other eye infections. Heat reduces the pain in your eyes and can also improve blood circulation. Take a clean towel and dip it in hot water. Wring out the excess liquid and keep this on your eyes for about a minute or two. Repeat this procedure for few times a day. Use separate hand towels for both the eyes as the infection in one eye need not be passed on to the other eye.
  2. Eyebright
    Eyebright (euphrasia) is an effective herbal treatment for eye infections and irritation. This is used especially in the case of. To make this, simmer a teaspoon of eyebright herb in a cup of water for about 10 minutes. Let it to cool, and then strain it using clean cheesecloth. Use this liquid as an eye wash to wash your eyes. Remember to make this liquid fresh every day.
  3. Saline Solution
    A Homemade saline solution can also be used to get rid of an eye infection. The solution rinses the eye and is good for irritated, inflamed and itchy eyes. To make this, mix a teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of water. Boil it and allow it to cool. Once cooled use this solution to rinse your eyes with it. You can do this treatment twice daily for better results.

Are there any side effects?

There are no known side effects when you use these home remedies. When using the saline solution, use only filtered water and make sure that the salt is completely dissolved in it. Else the impurities can cause more irritation to the eye. . When using the warm press method, use treated water and make sure it is pure. If you feel any difficulties or side effects, get in touch with a doctor immediately. Also, ensure that you do not rub your eyes vigorously whenever you feel the need to itch as this may aggravate the issue.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

After carrying out these home remedies, avoid exposure to the sun. Whenever you step out make sure that you wear sunglasses. Always drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and safe. In case you want to use medications, use them only after a consultation with the doctor. Also do not rub your eyes whenever you feel such irritations. This would only make the symptoms worse.

How long does it take to recover?

Eye infections usually take about a week to subside but the recovery depends on how far your infections have spread. Severe cases can take more time to recover and the infections can take its own time to diminish. In case you feel that the recovery is taking a longer time, do consult with an eye specialist immediately.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

Eye infections are a result of various factors and it varies from person to person. Hence the results of the remedy are not permanent and it depends on how well you take care of your eyes after these remedies. Take adequate steps to ensure that your eyes always stay healthy and active. Try to consume lots of fruits and vegetables along with fish, as it is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. You can opt to undergo these treatment methods whenever possible even after you are free from the symptoms, as they are extremely safe for your eyes.

Is there any training or experts required?

Care should be taken while performing these remedies as they pertain to the treatment of the eye. Do not rub your eye, even if you feel the need to do so. Also, make sure that the saline solutions used are really clean and free of impurities. In case your condition worsens or the infection spreads, seek medical attention immediately.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx INR 0 - 600 Training Requirement: No

Popular Health Tips


M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam

Pumpkin seeds are a traditional remedy for worms. They work by paralysing the worms but not killing them so it is important that a natural laxative, such as psyllium seeds or flaxseed oil to move the worms out of the digestive system. Children can be given 10-15 pumpkin seeds a day, and, adults twenty to thirty a day for about two weeks. Follow this with a laxative about one hour after each dose of seeds. Eating pumpkin seeds daily may even help prevent parasites. Laxatives, however, should not be taken over a lengthy period of time. Alternatively try pumpkin and watermelon seeds ground into a powder and mixed with a little aloe vera juice and taken on an empty stomach each morning.

Male infection and home remedies

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Male infection and home remedies
Male yeast infection causes are many, but mainly there are only three causes. The first is unprotected sex with a woman who has yeast infection, the second is prolonged use of antibiotics, which reduces the population of the friendly bacteria that control the population of these organisms, and the third is stress. Male yeast infection symptoms and causes are usually related to each other. A lot of people wonder can men get yeast infections or can men get yeast infections from a woman. In reality, men can get yeast infections too, though not as easily as women can get them. Male yeast infection treatment can be done with the help of home remedies. Just as in the case of women, men can also benefit greatly from home remedies, which act as male yeast infection treatment. These home remedies can offer a beneficial male yeast infection cure. Thus, male yeast infection symptoms can be treated with these useful home remedies for male yeast infection:

The first step to the treatment of these yeast infections is to inhibit the growth and the spread of yeast. To do this, stop the intake of sugar. To limit the intake of sugar in your diet, stay away from grains that contain gluten. Simple carbohydrates also increase the level of sugar in your blood and so, should be avoided when you have an infection. Also, the skin where the infection is spreading should be kept clean in order to restrict the spread of yeast. Treating male yeast infection should ideally start with inhibiting the growth of the microorganisms.
You can also get yeast infection relief by yogurt. The bacterium lactobacillus acidophilus contained in yogurt can help in improving the condition. This bacterium destroys the fungal strain, therefore improving the skin infection and effectively treating it completely. Yogurt has been considered an effective yeast infection remedy for both men and women. Yeast infection remedy by yogurt is promoted by both consuming yogurt and applying it on the affected parts of your body.
Male yeast infection treatment can also be done by vinegar. Washing the affected area of the skin with a diluted solution of vinegar can help in improving the condition. If you are planning on treating male yeast infections naturally, you should use apple cider vinegar instead of synthetic vinegar.
For yeast infection relief, garlic can also be used. Garlic has many therapeutic properties, and the compounds present in garlic can help control yeast to a large extent. As a yeast infection relief home remedy, consume two cloves of garlic with warm water everyday. This can help purify your blood and normalize the body ph, enabling your body to fight off the infection.
Colon cleansing is another effective method of controlling yeast infections in men. Male yeast infection grows in an acidic environment and therefore, cleansing of the colon can effectively purify your body and increase the ph. Colon cleansing can also help in bringing yeast infection relief from itching. Drinking plenty of water everyday ensures that your body is free of the toxins that build up in your body. This also ensures that your body never builds up acidity.
If your skin is getting affected due to yeast infections, taking warm sitz baths can have a beneficial effect. This is a bath in which you bathe in a sitting position and in which your hips and buttocks are immersed in water. This yeast infection remedy is a natural treatment for this contagious infection. Adding apple cider vinegar to your bathwater allows your condition to heal faster.
Coconut oil or coconut capsules are extremely beneficial for this condition. You can get a massage with coconut oil and continue applying the oil on your skin everyday. Other oils that can be beneficial in this condition include oregano oil, the oil of cinnamon bark, and tea tree oil. These essential oils should not be applied to the skin directly. Instead, make sure that you mix these oils with some carrier oil, usually a vegetable oil, before you apply it on your skin.
These home remedies for male yeast infections have no potential side effects. I.
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Vaginal Infection - How Can it Be Treated with Home Remedies?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Pune
Vaginal Infection - How Can it Be Treated with Home Remedies?

To keep the vagina healthy and clean, a pale white, odourless fluid is discharged from the vagina. However, in cases where there is an infection in the vagina, this discharge may change in terms of both colour and odour. This condition is known as leucorrhoea and can affect women of different ages. There are two types of leucorrhoea:

Physiologic changes
In such cases, the discharge is caused by a fluctuation in hormonal levels. It usually affects girls going through puberty, women in the state of sexual excitement or in the first trimester of pregnancy and newborn baby girls.

Inflammatory or pathological
This type of leucorrhoea may be triggered by a number of conditions including vaginal yeast infections, cervicitis and trichomonal vaginitis. Some of the symptoms of this infection are:

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Gum Pain Home Remedies

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Gum Pain Home Remedies
Avoid touching your gums excessively with your tongue, fingers, toothbrush etc as this can lead to further irritation and possibly infection.

Home Remedies For Common Cold

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
What is common cold?

Common cold is a viral infectious disease that infects the upper respiratory tract causing infection (uri). It is also known as acute viral rhinopharyngitis, or acute coryza. Being the most common infectious disease in humans, the cold is mainly caused by coronaviruses or rhinoviruses.


Common cold is caused by two hundred different types of viruses. Some, such as the rhinovirus, seldom produce serious illnesses, others such as parainfluenza and respiratory syncytial virus, produce only mild infections in adults, but can cause severe lower respiratory infections in young children.

Symptoms of common cold

Dry throat.
Sore throat
Mild fever
Hoarse voice
Blocked nose
Mild headache

Home remedies for common cold

Consume 2-3 gm of liquorice (mulethi) root powder with equal ginger powder and honey (shahad) three times a day.
In acute cold, drink soup made of tamarind (imli) fruit.
Take three grams of black pepper (kali mirch) powder with jaggery (guda) twice a day.
Honey is a powerful soothing and healing agent as it boosts immunity and treats common cold symptoms.
Boil a piece of ginger (adrak) in milk and drink it three times a day.
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Popular Questions & Answers

My eyes were good last year. I was able to see objects with clarity but now when I see same objects at same distance I will blurred image. I don't know what happen to my eyes. Give some natural remedies to have clear vision.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, Fellowship In Phacoemusification, Senior Consultant Surgeon
Ophthalmologist, Patna
you should consult ophthmologist for refraction & if prescribed glass ,please use it & you may also use lubricating eye drops( Refresh liquigel)4-5 times for dryness.

I am 20 years old female. I am suffering with head, eye ache. How to get rid of increasing eyesight (2.5) and severe head ache? Suggest me some natural remedies to overcome this problem. Is laser treatment better to completely take out spectacles? Please mention the age eligibility for laser treatment (if any) and cost.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
Dear Lybrate user :- You r suffering from refractive error ,u should need complete correction of refractive error. Refractive error can be solved by the refraction, contact lens ,or laser corneal treatment depending upon profession & lifestyle .There is no age limitations for laser treatment but preferably before 40 years is recommended due to endothelial healthy Status .It may cost about Rs 25000 to 30000.0 /corneal treatment. Make urgent appointment privately with me for further clarification of your eye problems.
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Hi my eyes are became red I do not know why its happened ,my mom told me because of over heat like this things are happening I used eye ointment but also it not get cured, getting irritate in my eye areas at night time plzz give me a solution to cure my this thing using home remedies like ayurvedically plzz because I suffered from ulcer too tablets are becoming irritates to my stomach and getting over heat also help me.

Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery (FCRS), DNB (Ophthalmology), MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
Dear Sir, Redness in your eyes maybe due to infection or allergy or even dry eyes. Each of them has a completely different treatment which can be decided only once you are examined by the eye doctor. Pls visit an Eye surgeon close to you at the earliest. Mostly none of these conditions require any oral Tablets so pls do not self prescribe any medication.

I am male 27 years I have myopia and -3 prescription in both eye I don want laser surgery , I want to go for natural eye vision improvement what is the best way. please let me know.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser as your age is now 26 years so your number will not increase now whether you wear glasses or not as number becomes stable at age of 18-20 yrs. Having said that I advise you to eat balanced diet including green vegetables and seasonal fruits for keeping eyes and body healthy. As you are not comfortable with contact lens then go for lasik. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik.

I had a pterygium excision over a month ago in my left eye. Now I see the grafted portion becoming white again gradually. Is it natural or is my pterygium recurring? Is there any way to prevent this recurrence?

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello 1. Colour changing to white indicates that there is no recurrence 2. In recurrence, its size wil start increasing and colour will change to red 3. You can not do anything to prevent recurrence.

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What is the remedy about?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Is there any training or experts required?
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Top Home Remedies to get rid of Dandruff
Looking over your shoulder while driving is a healthy habit. But looking over your shoulder to check for dandruff could be quite embarrassing, especially for women.

Dandruff is a common scalp condition that is usually chronic but not contagious (unless caused by infection). Formation of dry, white flakes of dead skin on hair and scalp is dandruff. It may also be accompanied by itching and burning sensation.

Those with oily skin are more prone to this problem because it is often a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis.

Dandruff is caused by:

- cold, dry weather
- infrequent shampooing
- overgrowth of yeast-like fungus (malassezia)
- sensitivity to hair products
- conditions like eczema and psoriasis
- hormonal changes
- stress
- a diet lacking in zinc and b vitamins

Try these home remedies to get rid of dandruff:

Home remedy 1
- take a handful of neem leaves.
- boil them in 4 cups of water.
- cool and strain this solution.
- rinse your hair with this decoction 2-3 times a week.

Home remedy 2
- take some coconut oil.
- add half the amount of lemon juice in it.
- mix them thoroughly.
- apply this mixture to the roots of your hair and massage for a few minutes.
- leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off.

Home remedy 3
- take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
- add an equal amount of water.
- add 15-20 drops of tea tree oil.
- mix the ingredients well.
- massage your scalp with the mixture.
- rinse after a few minutes.
- follow this remedy 2-3 times a week.

Now you can confidently say" look, no dandruff anymore"

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Fungal Infection
Fungal infections are very common during the rainy season. Humid conditions during this season make it perfect for growth and multiplication of various fungi. It causes inflammation and itching. There are some simple home remedies as well , using which one can treat such infections.
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Know More About Vaginal Infections
Hello, everybody. I am DR Pradnya Aptikar. I am practising gynaecology in Thane from last 17 years. I am treating females having Gynaecological and obstetrical problems. Aaj is video me hum baat karenge Vaginal infections ke baare me jo ki bohot common hai females me. 14 years ki ladkiyo se lekar 70 years ki ladies me bhi hume dikhai deta hai.

Iske bohot types hai, jese ki;

Ek hota hai safed paani jesa jiska appearance thick, white hota hai, kisika yellow hota hai, kisika brownish, kisika greenish ya fir kisika paani jesa bhi hota hai. Iski wajah se bohot sare symptoms hote hai, jese ki lower abdomen me pain hona, lower back pain, vaginal itching. In symptoms ki wajah se females ki day to day life bohot he difficult hojati hai. Bohot problems hoti hai

Baar-baar in infections ke hone ki wajah se kuch females me infertility dikhai deti hai. So, this is a very common factor.

Iske liye hum jaankaari lete hai ki ise ayurveda se kese treat kiya jaae? Aur ye kyu hota hai?

Reproductive age groups me vaginal infections normally nahi hona chaie. Vagina ka jo pH rehta hai, that is acidic pH. So, normally we have all the resisting power against all the infections. But koi cheezein aisi hoti hai, jese ki unhygienic conditions, ya fir menstrual period me proper hygiene nahi rakhne se, ya fir during delivery period, ya fir delivery ke baad ke 3-4 months ke time duration me proper hygiene na ho, ya fir apki immunity power kam ho. Aisi cases me infections ho sakte hai, ya fir apko frequent urinary track infections ho sakte hai. Iske lie Ayurvedic treatment, jise hum kehte hai Yonidhavan.

Iske liye hum herbal medicines are decoction karte hai, uska kadah bana ke hum baginal track wash kardete hai. Ye sitting me kiya jata hai, iske liye 7-15 sittings lagte hai. Aur kabhi kabhi cervix, uterus ka mhu pe swelling hoti hai, jese chronic erosion rehti hai, jiski wajah se white discharge ki complaint bar bar rehti hai.

Iske liye hum Pap smear test karte hai jisse ki hume inflammation, infection, cancer etc rule out kiye ja sakte hai. Ise test karne ke baad he hum vaginal treatment dete hai. Isme 7-15 sittings hote hai. Ise hum Ayurvedic herbs ke zariye theek karte hai jisse ki ye poora theek hojata hai. Humare treatment se yeh infection bar-bar nahi hota hai aur apki immunity badhane ke liye hum apko oral herbal medicines bhi dete hai.

Iske ilawa apko koi jankaari chaie ho to aap mujhe ke through contact kar sakte hai.

Thank you.

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Stones: Remedies To Dissolve Kidney Stones
I am Dr Waheed Zaman principal consultant neurology and renal transplant Max Shalimar Bagh and Max Pitampura. I have got clinic in Rohini Sector 13 that is Care Multispeciality Clinic and we are dealing complete urology specially pertaining to all urology problems specially stone disease, prostate problem then genitals urinary tract, cancers we are dealing, then infertility and about the importance and male infertility specially we are doing in our centres and my main topic of interest is renal transplant.

I have got experience of more than 1000 transplant and I am very much interested and I helped in people, I have given many lectures for cadaveric transplant and we try to promote it. But today I am discussing on different topics that is stone disease, this is very common in India, especially in North India. We get large number of kidney stone patient they usually present with the brain in emergency with a flying plane, radiating down, blood in urine and majority of the times in emergency severe colic pain. So immediately we give pain Killers, we settle this patient and we ask for ultrasound, urine test and kidney function test. On Ultrasound majority of the stones can be detected or indirect evidences maybe there are life dilatation of the kidney, kidney me sujan ho sakta hai or yadi doubt ho toh definitely hum log CT-SCAN karate hain, plain CT-SCAN se 99% stone detect kiya Ja sakta hai. Ek bar stone detect hua phir uske size pe cocern hota hai, jaise general public mein thinking hoti hai ki sab stone nikal jate hain dawai se ya pani se, yeh sahi nahi hai yadi aap dekhenge ki char millimeter se kam size ke jo stone hote hain almost 80 to 90% nikal sakte hain medicine pani se, mainly pani se aap nariyal pani le, pani piye kafi aur nimbu pani, shikanji yeh 3 apne indian drinks jo hain woh best drinks maane jaate hain, wo chote stone ko aaram se flush kar deta hai. 4 se 7 millimeter ke jo stone hote hain almost 50-50 chance hota hai nikalne ka, 7 millimeter se 10 millimeter ka jo stone hota hai around 10 to 20% chance hai or 8 centimetres se jayada 10 percemt se bhi kum chance hota hai ki nikale, par hamare log jayadatar yehi galat dharna bani rehti hai ki nai medicine se sab nikal jayega even ek-daid centimetre ka stone nikal jayega, yeh commonly hamhe OPD main kuch log puchte bhi hain log, sir aap toh medicine do bade se bade stone mein aur galado usko. Aise stone bahut kum hai jo medicine se galte hain specific uric acid stone wagairah hote hain, jo aur excess pani peene se chhote stone to niklenge hee, definitely. Ab ek baar yadi diagnosis ho gaya ki stone kis level pe hai kidney mein kya changes ho rahi hai yadi back pressure changes jyada hai kidney even phat jati hai itna back pressure rehta hai, infection ho jata hai, bleeding hoti hai, toh aise condition bukhar rehta hai infection ki wajah se, toh hum patient ko salah dete hain ki better hai aap operation ki ke liye jaiye aur wait mat kariye. Kyunki yadi do hafte se jyada yadi kidney block rehti hai stone ki wajah se toh reversible kidney damage start ho jata hai. So we have to be very careful, very judicious, listen to your doctor and there are many myths associated with the kidney stone disease, so try to be more judicious. Kidney stone nikalne ki kai padhatian aajkal adhunik lithotripsy ho sakti hai par ab utni popular nahi rahi hai, uske alawa ureteroscopy hai jisse ureter ke stone nikale ja sakta hain. Kidney stone hum log keyhole surgery se karte hain PCNL, mini PCNL techniques hain, aur aaj kal jo latest aagaya RIRS, that is Retrograde Internal Surgery, aaram se hum log peshab ke raste se hi bahut hi patle sukshm yantra aagye hain jisko flexible urteroscope bolte hain, woh peshab ke raste se bladder hote huye ureter or wahan se kidney per pahunchte hain, aur aise even ded-do centimetre ke stone hum log laser se tod sakte hain, aur ekdum dhul ke kann jaise ho jate hain aur woh peshab ke sath nikal jate hain. Bade kann hum log retreat karte hain, uska stone analysis karte hain aur based on that hum log ye plan karte hain ki aage kya treatment diya jaye. So iska follow-up bahut zaroori hai ek baar kisi ko stone banna hai to 70% chance hai ki dubara banega apna lifestyle change kijiye, salt kam le, fast food kam kare, pepsi wagera bilkul minimum karde, it is full of obsolete chai kam kare, coffee kam kare, chocolate band kare aur pani jyada piyen din mein barah se pandrah glass pani peena chahiye, shkanji piye, ek nimbu daily piye, shikanji uska istemal kare uske alawah anaras hai, kele hain inka sevan kare, karele ki sabji zaroor le isse kidney swasth rehti hai, kuch fruits hain jaise especially maine bataya banana and pineapple yeh kafi useful hota hai, jo sabjiya kam leni hai umne bhindi hai, baingun hai, gobhi, palak inka kam kare istemal band nahi karna hai. Sabse badi dawa pani hai, pani piye one lemon day keeps the stone away , aur iska sahi upchar kare otherwise kidney stone may lead to kidney failure even. So aap bade sachet rahey issme, doctor ki sune mein baar baar request karta hoon, hum log daily yrh a problem face karte hain hum log sahi salah denge aapko koi misguide nahi karta hai, yddi kidney damage ho raha hai toh definitely intervene hona chahiye otherwise medical management bhi possible hai chote stone ke liye.

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Fungal Infection
Causes of Recurrent Fungal Infection
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