Eye infections and its home remedies

Eye infections and its home remedies

The eyes provide one of the most important senses of our human body—our vision. Most of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight.

However, anyone can experience eye problems and most of it should be given an immediate medical attention. This is the reason why should always take care of eyes.

Here are some eye problems and its simple remedies:

Black Eye

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A black eye (periorbital hematoma) is a bruising around the eye caused by an injury to the face rather than the eye itself.

Treating a black eye is simple. All you just need is an ice pack which you can put onto your eye area for 15 to 20 minutes once every hour. Always make sure that the ice pack you are using are free from bacterial contamination.

Pink Eye

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The pink eye, also known as the conjunctivitis is an infection of the eye’s conjunctiva usually caused by bacteria or virus. It’s usually red, painful, and itchy.

If the pink eye is caused by a virus, you can’t treat it with antibiotics. However, you can also lessen the discomfort by using a cold compress to the eye area. If its caused by a bacterium, you should consult a doctor first. Conjunctivitis is contagious. This is why you should take an immediate action to further not spread it to others.

Eye Allergies

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Allergic reaction of the eye is usually red, itchy, watery, and sometimes painful. Make sure you should avoid any irritants.

Sty

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A sty is a red and painful lump around your eyes. It usually appears like a boil or a pimple and often filled with pus. It will usually go away in a week or so. You can treat it at home with a warm washcloth. Repeat this treatment three to four times daily for a week or until you see results.

Blepharitis

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The blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. Blepharitis usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow and affect both eyelids.

Although it isn’t contagious, a warm compress will help contain the infection.

The medical advice in this article was taken from the sources provided below. Please consult a licensed medical practitioner before attempting any of the procedures cited in this article.

Source: Stethnews

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