Home Remedies to Treat Sore Eyes
‘Sore eyes’ is a common name for conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a thin transparent membrane covering the front of the eye. It is a common form of eye problems. It is a type of infection which spreads from person to person through direct contact. There are several factors which can cause conjunctivitis. It is a result of bacterial or viral infections or eyestrain. Eyestrain can be caused by prolonged working in artificial light. Excessive use of the eyes in one way or the other is also one of the reasons why eyestrain occurs. Another reason behind the occurrence of conjunctivitis is catarrhal condition. Quite a lot of times the reason for sore eyes can be traced to catarrhal condition which is a result of general toxaemia. Such a condition can occur due to faulty lifestyle and unhealthy diet. In such a condition, the patient usually also suffers from cold or other ailments.
Symptoms of Sore Eyes
The symptoms of sore eyes or conjunctivitis are very specific and can be seen easily. The eyeballs and the underside of the eyelids become inflamed and swollen. During the earlier stages, eyes might become red and itchy. Later they start swelling and there might be watery secretion. In some of the more serious cases there is pus formation. The pus dries up during sleep which causes the eyelids to get stuck together. There are several home remedies for sore eyes which can help in treating sore eyes or conjunctivitis. Indian gooseberry is known to be effective home remedy for sore eyes. Extract juice of Indian gooseberry. Add some honey to it and prepare a mixture. Have this mixture twice daily. Coriander is equally effective in treating sore eyes. Prepare a decoction with a handful of dried coriander and 60 ml of water. Use this as an eye wash. It relieves the burning and reduces pain and swelling. However, the decoction should be used very sparingly by people suffering from bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Vegetable juices are also used to treat conjunctivitis. Extract raw juice of vegetables, especially carrot and spinach. One can also use the combination of these two vegetables. Mix 200 mil of spinach juice with 300 ml of carrot juice. One can also make a combination of carrot and parsley juice. Mix 200 ml of parsley juice with 300 ml of carrot juice. Drink this juice twice daily. Increase the intake of vitamin rich food in the diet, especially vitamin A and B2.