Eye problems are a serious case. Even a small dust particle that goes into the eyes hurt very much, hence one should be extra careful and should try to soothe the eye problems with home remedies at the earliest.
You may have rushed towards an ophthalmologist when you found something unusual in your eyes. But, why prefer going to the doctor when there are profuse home remedies for your eye problems.
Common eye problems and their home remedies:
There are a plenty of eye problems that may be improved by following some home remedies. These are as follows:
- A Black eye:
A black eye is an eye condition in which bruising occurs in the tissues around the eyes. You can get a black eye owing to an accident, nasal problem or jaw surgery, some dental infection, an allergic reaction or insect bite. Black eye occurs due to the collection of blood around the eyes that has not oozed out of your veins. This blood collection around the eyes makes the skin around it change color, from red to purple and then dark purple to the black eye.
Pain, swelling, blurry vision, and headaches are some of the common systems of a black eye. These symptoms can be alleviated at home by following simple remedies. These include the following:
- Ice Pack:
After noticing a black eye, the initial thing you need to do is to apply an ice pack to the affected area as soon as possible. Doing this helps reducing the swelling and constricting the blood vessels to reduce internal bleeding. For applying an ice pack follow these instructions:
- Wrap ice cubes in a clean cotton cloth
- Now, place the ice cotton cloth over the eye for about 10 minutes
- For at least two days repeat the process several times a day
- Give a try to warm compress:
Applying a warm compress to the affected area will help increase the blood flow and also accelerate the healing process. Apply warm compresses in the following way:
- Dip a clean cloth in warm water, and squeeze out the excess water
- Now, put the pressed cloth on the affected eye until the fabric becomes cool
- Repeat the process several times a day
- Have loads of vitamin C:
Binging on vitamin C foods will help you heal black eye fast. Vitamin C produces collagen that keeps your blood vessels intact and also avoids bleeding. So, try to add guavas, peppers, lemons, limes, cauliflower, Indian gooseberries, broccoli, mangos and oranges in your diet to shield yourself from further complications.
- Pink eye (Conjunctivitis):
Pink eye is the inflammation of the conjunctiva (the transparent membrane) which is the outermost layer of the eye that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eyeball. When the blood vessels in the transparent membrane become inflamed, they become more visible and cause your eyes to appear reddish or pink. Conjunctivitis is contagious, and anyone can get it, from preschoolers to school children, college students to teachers and daycare workers.
Pink eye can happen due to bacterial or viral infection, or an allergic reaction. However, conjunctivitis can be treated on its own and often goes away in seven to 10 days, without any treatment. But, numerous home remedies for this eye problem can help you get rid of the condition. These are as follows:
- Use Honey– Honey has it all. It is full of antibacterial and antibiotic properties, and when mixed with water or milk, it becomes an effective remedy for conjunctivitis. You can make use of honey by washing your eyes with three tablespoons of it and two cups of water.
- Chamomile works for you– You can make use of dried flowers of chamomile. Just take a teaspoon of dried flowers, add it to a cup of cool water that has been boiled earlier. Now strain the solution and apply it as an eye wash.
- Make a hot compress– You can make hot compresses by using Calendula, chamomile, fennel and Eyebright teas. For an eye irritation or inflammation, herbal tea poultices are perfect. To enhance the astringent qualities of the application, make sure to add a little salt to the tea.
A stye is a small and painful lump on the inside or outside of the eyelid. This condition may be the occurrence of a short-term bacterial infection that develops when an oil gland at the edge of an eyelid becomes infected. When you get trapped in the same condition you may find a pimple on your eyelid. Redness and tender swelling near the edge of the eyelid are some of the common symptoms of a stye. However, you don’t need to go to your doctor for treatment. Instead, you can treat this condition at home. Some of the effective home remedies to treat stye is as follows:
- Warm compresses will help you burst the stye:
- Take a clean cloth and dip it into lukewarm water
- Squeeze out the excess water and then put the cloth over the affected eye for 10-15 minutes
- Repeat the process a few times a day to get the utmost results
Warm compress helps you in draining out the pus from the bumps and also provides relief from the burning of the eyes.
- Have green tea:
Green tea is proven to be effective for relieving styes. It has natural anti-inflammatory compounds that can help to reduce pain and inflammation. Green tea also contains a variety of nutrients and antioxidants that contribute to healing and relief. To make use of green tea for styes follow the below-mentioned tips:
- Warm some water and dip a green tea bag in it for a few minutes
- Take out the tea bag and squeeze out the excess water
- Now, close your eyes and keep the tea bag over the affected eyelid for five minutes
- Repeat the process for a few times daily until the sty is reduced in size and there is no pain