Different kinds of ailments attack your eyes causing eye infection. It can be due to many reasons but some of the common reasons for this infection is bacteria, viral or foreign object. It is known that people who wear contact lenses are more prone to eye infection due to presence of bacteria.
Some common eye infections are
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis): It is one of the common infections which causes irritation and leads to redness of the eye. It is an air-borne disease so one has to be very careful.
Stye – Medically known as hordeolum, it is a small harmless lump formed at the base of an eyelash or inside the eyelid.
Blepharitis – It is an inflammation that affects the eyelids, causes itching, burning and irritation.
Orbital Cellulitis – It is the inflammation or infection surrounding the eye. This can get very serious, like losing your eyesight if the required treatment is not provided.
Keratitis (Corneal ulcers) – This is caused due to an injury to the cornea by a foreign body.
Dacryocystitis – An infection which happens to the tear duct.
Some common sign and symptoms are
Redness of eye
Yellow, green discharge
Irritation of the eye
Pain in the eye
Swelling of eye
Home remedies for Eye infection
To get rid of stye you can use hot compresses on the swollen lump with the help of hot cloth.
You can make herbal eyewashes by using 1 tsp dried eyebright herb steeped in 1 pint of boiling water. Cool and strain this liquid and use it as eyewash.
Avoid swimming in chlorinated water.
You can make warm compress by using chamomile, lavender or rose oil for conjunctivitis.
Soak aloe vera juice in a cloth to be placed over your eyes to soothe them. Aloe vera juice can be used as eyewash by following similar procedure.
To reduce inflammation and itchiness you can keep cold bread over your eyes.
Make an elderberry blossom tea and use it as eyewash, to soothe your eyes.
Use artificial tears to moisten your eyes, to flush out the foreign body.
You can put honey directly in your eyes or make honey eyewash by using three tablespoons of honey in two cups of boiling water.
For pink eye(conjunctivitis) fill a glass jar with distilled water and in that add 7-8 Jasmine flowers. Cover it with a lid and leave it overnight. The next morning pour drops of water in your eyes with the jasmine flower. Keep repeating till your eyes get soaked. Do this at least three times a day to notice the difference.
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