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

What is the remedy about?

An eye pain or conjunctivitis is a very common problem that affects one in every five individual. Your eyes can turn red and you can easily spread these diseases if you have such conditions. You have to seek immediate medical attention if you are undergoing such problems. Alternatively you can opt for some home remedies that can keep the condition at bay.

  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?

Always ensure that proper care is given to the eye as they are one of the sensitive organs. There are no side effects when using these home remedies but take certain precautions. 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. Also ensure that when you use the herbal treatment get them only from reputed stores. If you feel that you are facing some difficulties or some side effects, seek medical attention immediately. On the whole these remedies are extremely safe and can be used by anyone. Before going in for a treatment always consult a doctor to check if the treatment plan is right for you. You can always opt for such home remedies which are safe and are without side effects.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Take complete rest after such home remedies. Till the problem subsidizes, avoid going out too. If unavoidable, whenever you step out, make sure that you wear sun glasses. Always drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and safe. In case you want to use medications use them only after consulting a doctor. Also do not rub your eyes whenever you feel such irritations. This would only aggravate the symptoms.

How long does it take to recover?

Eye pain usually subsides once the treatment starts and can reduce gradually. The recovery depends on how far your infections have spread and how severe your conditions were to start with. Major cases can take more time to recover. Eye pain can reduce initially and depending on your treatment procedure may diminish completely. Also it depends on how well you follow the guidelines and how well you care for your eyes in the long run.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

There are a number of reasons for occurrence of eye pain. Since the effects of these remedies are temporary, take adequate steps to ensure that your eyes always stay healthy and active. Try to take in lots of fruits and vegetables for your eyes. 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?

Eye care is extremely sensitive. Hence, please follow the remedies carefully. Take help only from reputed books and trustworthy websites. In case you have any doubts or queries, do not hesitate to consult with your doctor. Also, it is safe to know your allergic levels so that care can be taken to avoid any reactions. Most importantly, if you feel that the condition does not improve, stop taking the home remedies and seek medical help immediately.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx INR 0 - 500 Training Requirement: No

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