Natural Cures and Remedies
for Pink Eye
What is Pink Eye?
Conjunctivis is also known as pinkeye. It's an inflammation of the
conjunctiva which is a protective layer over the white part of your
eye and it lines the inside of your eyelids as well. Conjunctivitis or
pinkeye can be caused due to several factors. Such as:
• Bacterial like gonorrhea or Chlamydia
• Irritants, for example: shampoos, soaps, pool chlorine, dirt, dust,
• Allergies such as dust, pollen or special allergies which irritate
some lens wearers.
Conjunctivitis caused due to virus and bacteria can be easily cured if
diagnosed promptly and treated properly. However conjunctivitis in
newborn babies need to be immediately reported to the doctor as their
eyes are far more sensitive than an adult’s and it could lead to
severe damage as well. Conjunctivis is very contagious and can spread
extremely easily. This is why it is always recommended that
individuals who suffer from pink eye to avoid sharing their objects
with someone else.
It is mainly caused by viruses and this is why it can be very
difficult to treat it using antibiotics as mentioned previously. The
condition can either be acute or viral and this differs from one
person to another. conjunctivis is caused by adenovirus. This is a
respiratory virus that is common and can lead to other medical
problems like sort throats and respiratory infection which will
probably lead to using more treatments.
The symptoms of conjunctivitis differ from person to person because of
the different causes of inflammation. A person who gets pinkeye due to
dust or allergies would have different symptoms than the one who gets
it due to a bacteria. But there are some common symptoms which are
found in almost all patients of conjunctivitis.
1. Redness in the white part of the eye or in the inner eyelid.
2. Increased amount of tears.
3. Yellow discharge which collects over the eye especially after
4. Green or white discharge from the eyes.
5. Itchy eyes.
6. Eyes burn
7. Blurred vision
8. More light sensitivity
If you have any of these symptoms then consult your doctor as soon as
possible. He would conduct an eye exam where he might even collect a
sample of the fluid discharged from your eyes. Through a simple lab
examination any virus or bacteria that caused conjunctivitis could be
diagnosed. Even a bacteria that may cause a sexually transmitted
disease or STD can be diagnosed and then proper treatment can be
The treatment for conjunctivitis differs in different cases. For
different causes there are different symptoms and for different kinds
there are different treatments.
Viruses: a conjunctivitis which results due to a virus may come from
a simple virus that causes a common cold. Like a common cold, this
viral pinkeye will run its course. It might last for 4 to 7 days.
During this time you need to wash your hands frequently. As its viral
it could spread easily from person to person. Avoid contact with
others. Avoid touching your eyes even if you experience an itchy or
Bacteria: conjunctivitis caused due to bacteria is treated with
antibiotics in the form of pills, ointments or eye drops. Eye drops
and ointments need to be applied to inside of your eyelids three to
four times a day for five to seven days. The pills need to be taken
for a couple of days, usually a week. Take your drugs as prescribed by
the doctor even if the symptoms go away.
Irritants: in case of irritants, just use water to wash your eyes.
Your eyes would start to improve in about four hours. If the pinkeye
was caused due to acidic or alkaline substance then rinse your eyes
with a lot of water and call your doctor immediately.
Allergies: conjunctivitis caused due to allergy can be removed
easily once your allergy is removed.
Bacterial conjunctivitis can lead to a lot more drainage than acute or
viral pink eye. Bacterial infections can last for ten days without any
treatments and for a few days if medical treatments are used. Many
doctors will recommend antibiotics to be taken on a regular basis.
Both mild and bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated and it is
extremely rare for them to progress into other serious medical
conditions. Most treatments such as ointments and eye drops usually
work effectively and help in relieving the pain or irritation that the
patient is going through.
However, patients should make sure that they implement proper hygiene
habits after the condition is cured as there is always a chance that
it is going to come back again. Many people have reported suffering
from mild and bacterial conjunctivitis two and even three times
throughout their lifetime.
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