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Natural Ways to Treat an Eye Infection

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Natural remedies can be used to help treat an eye infection.

An eye infection, such as conjunctivitis are prevalent and can be caused by an infection or allergies; however, an eye infection will usually clear up in just a couple of weeks. Although there are some medicinal products that you can buy, there are several natural remedies that you can also try as well, which will help to not only improve your symptoms but to also reduce your discomfort as well.

An eye infection can affect both, or just one eye, and will generally make them; bloodshot; burn, or feel gritty; your eyes may even produce a puss that sticks to your eyelashes; become itchy, and, water. Eye infections can be contagious, so it is essential that you wash your hands, and avoid touching the area.

Simple home remedies include;

Tea:

Tea leaves have anti-bacterial properties and are useful in helping to cure certain eye infections. They can help to reduce the redness and swelling, and is an excellent remedy, that most people will have access to in their home.

To use this effectively, merely boil the tea bag in some hot water, before leaving it to cool. Once cool, apply the tea bag to the affected eye and relax for ten to fifteen minutes. The tea that has been brewed can also be used as an eye wash; however, if it stings or irritates your eyes, do discontinue using it.

Honey:

Honey is a great natural remedy and is often used to treat many different ailments. This is because honey has anti-bacterial properties, which can help to kill the infection.

To use honey to treat your eye infection naturally, just mix equal quantities of honey and boiling water. Allow the mixture to cool, before applying to your eye with a cloth or cotton pad. It will help to clean and disinfect the area, which could be the reason that you are experiencing the symptoms of an eye infection.

Chamomile tea:

We drink chamomile tea to feel calm, so it is no wonder that it can be used to provide relief from an eye infection.

Just like you would with the honey and the tea, just add a teabag to boiling water. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature, before applying to the eye with a clean cotton pad or towel. It is suggested that this remedy can help to bring relief from itchy and painful eyes.

Jasmine flowers:

Jasmine flowers are a great way to reduce the inflammation and irritation that is often experienced when you are suffering from an eye infection.

It is easy to make a practical solution by taking a jar of distilled water and add some jasmine flowers. Leave these in the water overnight, and then use as an eyewash for the following day. It can also be used as an eye drop, which can be applied two to three times a day, for an effective way to treat an eye infection.

Potato:

This is a surprising natural remedy, and one that might not seem that appealing, but one that can be very effective.

Simply take pieces of potato that have been cut into slices, and then placed over the eyelids. This is quite relaxing, and the potatoes will help to ease the burning that is associated with an eye infection, as well as bringing you some relief from the redness seen within the infected eye.

Rosewater:

Rosewater is a very soothing natural remedy and is a great product to use to clean infected eyes. It will help to remove any dust particles, and debris from the eye, which as we described earlier, is often a contributing factor for eye infections.

Add a few drops of rosewater every day to the affected eye will help to keep your eyes clean and healthy, and will help to reduce the symptoms of an eye infection.

Coriander:

Coriander has excellent anti-inflammatory properties and will reduce the swelling and inflammation that is often found with an eye infection.

To make a simple mixture, take a few coriander leaves and boil them in some water. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool, then, after removing the leaves from the mixture, use the solution as an eye wash.

Aloe Vera:

This is another common natural remedy for many different health complaints and can also be used for treating eye infections.

To use, just take a clean and dry cloth or cotton ball, before soaking it with aloe vera gel, and applying it to the affected area. It will help to relax the eye and will soothe the soreness that is caused by the infection.

Baking soda:

Baking soda can be used to make a great all natural eye wash that will help to provide relief from eye infections.

To use effectively, just mix one tablespoon of baking soda with a cup of water. Stir well, until all of the baking soda is dissolved, before using as an eyewash for two to three times a day until you get relief.

Garlic:

This is another unusual natural remedy, but if you can get over the strong smell, it is a great way to treat many different health complaints, namely eye infections, thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Apply some garlic juice to the affected area, which will help to bring relief to sore and burning eyes.

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Frankie Crowhurst

I am a keen writer, with a particular passion for food and the health industry. I love to cook at home in my spare time, and am always looking for new and exciting recipes to try that will also improve my health. I have a keen interest in natural therapies, and how it is possible to treat illnesses well, without turning to more conventional medicines. I have many years of experience as a writer, and passion for health.

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