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Home Remedies to Reduce Symptoms of Pink Eye

Monday, December 2, 2013 @ 07:12 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

Home Remedies to Reduce Symptoms of Pink Eye

Pink eye is a fairly common condition that is contagious, but does not cause vision loss or long-term damage to the eye. What happens is the outer layer of the eye (conjunctavitis) gets inflamed and all of the bloods vessels show up in the white part of the eye.

Causes of pink eye are:

  • Infection in the respiratory tract
  • Allergies
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Chemical reaction

Signs of pink eye include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Watery eyes
  • Pussing
  • Crusting
  • Itching
  • Feeling gritty
  • Mild pain
  • Inability to open eyelids, especially when waking up

The best advice is to simply control the symptoms and prevent spreading it. Use caution when going in public and practice a higher level of consciousness when it comes to hand washing and sanitizing the environment.

Treatment for pink eye is also fairly simple and only lasts a few days to a week. Remove contact lens and discontinue use until the issue clears up. Use eye drops or an ointment with antibacterial properties to help clear up symptoms faster.

Home remedies often work just as well as over-the-counter options. A cold compress can help relieve the pain and swelling associated with pink eye. If allergy-induced, take an antihistamine to reduce symptoms.

Supplementing with the following can also be used to prevent and treat pink eye:


Cod liver oil pills

Vitamin A

Barberry plant

Boric acid


Be careful not to touch or rub the infected eyes. Don’t share tissues or facial products and avoid makeup until the issue is resolved.

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