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Conjunctivitis is inflammation or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids ( conjunctiva ). The three most common types of conjunctivitis are: viral , allergic , and bacterial . Pink eye may make you feel as if you've got something in one or both of your eyes that you just can't remove. When you wake up in the morning, your eyes may seem to be pasted shut from the discharge coming from your eyes. The whites of your eyes may begin to have a pink discoloration, and you may not see as clearly as you did before. Inflammation causes small blood vessels in the conjunctiva to become more prominent, resulting in a pink or red cast to the whites of your eyes. This tissue helps keep the eyelid and eyeball moist. Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria, irritating substances (shampoos, dirt, smoke, and especially pool chlorine), allergens (substances that cause allergies) or transmitted diseases (STDs). Pink eye caused by bacteria, viruses, and STDs can spread easily from person to person, but is not a serious health risk if diagnosed promptly.

Conjunctivitis is one of the most common and treatable eye infections in children and adults. Often called "pink eye," it is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid. If something irritates this covering, your eyes may become red and swollen. Your eyes also may itch, hurt or water. This is called conjunctivitis. It is also known as "pink eye." This type of conjunctivitis is not contagious. Some common allergens include: pollen from trees, grass and ragweed; animal skin and secretions such as saliva; perfumes and cosmetics; skin medicines; air pollution; . Pink eye may be more serious if you have a condition that decreases your ability to fight infection (impaired immune system), and/or vision in only one eye or you wear contact lenses. Though the inflammation of pink eye makes it an irritating condition, it rarely affects your sight. If you suspect pink eye, you can take steps to ease your discomfort. But because pink eye can be contagious, it should be diagnosed and treated early. This is especially important for preschool-age children, who commonly develop both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis.

Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis

  • The juice of the Indian gooseberry, mixed with honey, is useful in conjunctivitis. A cup of this juice should be taken mixed with two teaspoons of honey twice daily in treating this condition.
  • Vitamin C 2-6,000 mg daily in divided doses. Vitamin C promotes healing.
  • Conjunctivitis is infectious, so take extra care when treating your baby or child's eyes. Wash your hands before and after touching them, and avoid sharing towels, bedding or clothes.
  • A decoction prepared with a handful of dried coriander in 60 ml of water is an excellent eye-wash in conjunctivitis. It is said to relieve burning and reduces pain and swelling.
  • Vegetable juices have proved beneficial in treating conjunctivitis. Take about 200 ml of spinach juice and add 300 ml of carrot juice to it. Consume this mixed juice everyday and see its wonderful effects.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin A and B2 like curd, butter, whole milk, pumpkin, almonds, tomatoes etc.
  • Take 1 cup of the juice extracted from Indian gooseberry and mix 2 teaspoons of honey in it. It should be consumed two times in a day.
  • Always bathe the eyes one at a time using a clean piece of cotton wool for each eye. Wipe from the inner to the outer comer of each eye.






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