Conjunctivitis: how to recognize it from its symptoms and reduce inflammation and itching with natural compresses.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the membrane that covers the inside of the eyelid, the conjunctiva. It usually occurs with reddened and watery eyes. If not cured immediately, the risk is that it can quickly worsen. If you suffer from this desease, you need to scratch your eye to calm burning down, but you should avoid it: more rubbing may worsen the situation and slow the healing.
Visit your eye or family doctor to chose the best therapy to follow and the most appropriate anti-conjunctivitis eye drops. During the treatment, you can also try some natural remedies to relieve the burning and feeling immediately better. Let’s see what they are!
Symptoms of conjunctivitis
One of the first symptoms that should make you understand that ypu are suffering from conjunctivitis is a reddened eye. Initially, the redness is localized, but it might expand all over the eye while also increasing its intensity.
Itching is another symptom, with the need of rubbing your eye.
We should also mention that you can experience excessive tearing caused by the burning feeling and, in the most serious case, eye discharges, such as mucus or pus. In this case, when you wake up in the morning you can have your eyes glued shut.
– A compress of chamomile tea on your eyes is a cure-all, thanks to its soothing and emollient properties. This plant is used to give relief to irritated skin and it perfect for those with sensitive skin. You can apply the warm chamoile bag directly on the eyelid and let it act for about five minutes. Alternatively, soak a sterile dressing in the chamomile infusion, to which you can add leaves of sage.
– Green tea is a great alternative to chamomile. After having filtered and cooled it, soak cotton wool balls in it, then press them gently on the swollen eyelid.
– Against the itching, try mauve. Prepare an infusion with its leaves and let it cool. Dip a cotton pad in the infusion and dab it on the eyelid, letting a few drops enter the eye. This remedy will let the annoying itching feeling disappear immediately.
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Nicoletta Chiara Romano