Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the eye. The eyes become red and itchy. This happens because of inflammation of conjunctiva, which is the thin membrane covering the front of the eye. Following are some home remedies to treat conjunctivitis.
Apply warm compress on your eyes for 5 to 10 minutes for 3 to 4 times a day.
Clean your eyes using a cotton ball dipped in sterile water.
Juice of raw vegetables especially of carrot and spinach is effective in the treatment of conjunctivitis.
Consume food items rich in vitamin A and B2 - milk, curd, butter, carrots, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, almonds, citrus fruits, mangoes, and papaya.
Make a cup of gooseberry juice and mix it with honey. Have it twice in a day.
Wash your eye with coriander leaves crushed in water.
Avoid excessive starchy and sugary food.
Place a towel soaked in cold water over the eyes. Cover it with a piece of warm towel to retain the temperature. Keep it for one hour every night for a week.
Do some eye exercises like moving your eyes from side to side, up and down, in circles clockwise and anticlockwise. Rotate your neck and then your shoulders clockwise and anticlockwise.
Place moist chamomile tea-bag on your eyes for 10 minutes. Repeat it for every 3 hours.