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

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?

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.

Popular Questions & Answers

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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 ea...

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.

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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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