5 Best Home Remedies For Conjunctivitis In Adults

Conjunctivitis In Adults

When you think of a highly contagious infection, the first thing that comes to your mind is Conjunctivitis or pinkeye. Caused by viral or bacterial infections, conjunctivitis spreads very quickly and if adequate care is not taken the infection gets transferred to other family members very easily. 

There are many effective home remedies which can give relief from redness, itchiness, swelling and discomfort caused due to conjunctivitis. Read on to know more about the natural home remedies and get ready to show off your beautiful expressive eyes hidden behind those dark glasses.

Effective Home Remedies To Cure Conjunctivitis In Adults

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera, a wonder plant is one of the effective and proven home remedy to treat conjunctivitis. Its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties are just suitable to treat eye infection. Drinking aloe vera juice can boost up the immune system thus facilitating in faster healing. For infected eyes, take fresh aloe vera juice and put few drops into each eye.

Aloe Vera

It gives a lot of soothing to the irritated eye. Do this treatment two to three times a day and you can definitely see a positive improvement. In order to prevent it from recurring, continue the treatment for few days after conjunctivitis is fully healed.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is found to give immediate results for conjunctivitis. Take a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, dilute it with warm water. Using an eyedropper put few drops into each eye.

Lemon Juice

Do it three times a day and you will get relief from the irritating symptoms. Be careful not to use the lime juice directly without diluting. It may harm your eyes.

Milk And Honey

The combination of milk and honey works great in curing the pinkeye. Prepare eyewash with equal amount of honey and warm milk. Keep stirring the honey until it is completely absorbed into the milk. Using a sterilized eyedropper put 2-3 drops of this mixture into each eye every few hours.

Milk And Honey

The antibacterial property of honey and soothing effects of milk works quickly in soothing the infected eyes. Alternately, you can use this mixture as a compress and apply on to the eyes with the help of cotton while resting.

Potato

Potato is a natural astringent and thus can be effectively used to reduce the inflammation in the eyes. It can be used in various ways. Cut a tender potato into slices and place them on the eyes. Else you can blend the potato, dip gauze in the juice and place it on the eyes for ten minutes. Itching and burning sensation immediately disappears.

Potato

Another way to use potato is in the form of poultice. Use the potato extract as a poultice and apply directly on the infected eyes. Leave it for 15-20 minutes before removing off. Applying this continuously for three days can cure conjunctivitis.

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant, a natural antiseptic and antibiotic, thus harmless to apply onto the eyes. Prepare a solution using 2 teaspoon of turmeric powder into a glass of distilled or boiled water.

Turmeric Powder

Use this solution as a compress to suppress inflammation and get relief from conjunctivitis. Do not hesitate to consider medical intervention if you do not find any improvements in the symptoms.