[toc]Eyes are among the most sensitive parts of the body and can get infected very easily. Eye infections can affect any portion of the eye and can occur either in one eye or both the eyes. The most common forms of eye infections are conjunctivitis, stye, cellulitis and trachoma. There are several reasons for eye infections and it can occur due to bacteria, viruses or fungi. Eye infections are most common during the rainy seasons. Sometimes, excessive use of eye drops in treatment of these infections may cause harm to vital parts of eye.
People wearing contact lenses are more prone to eye infections. When the eyes get infected, there is redness, swelling, fluid discharge, pain and itching sensation. Sometimes, there is problem with vision also. If not treated on time, eye infections can prove to be dangerous. Home remedies are both safe and effective in treating eye infections. Here are some home remedies which can be effective.
5 Home Remedies For Eye Infection
Natural Eye Drops
Honey helps to treat eye infection in a natural manner, which leaves no side effects on the eye. Mix one drop of organic honey with one teaspoon of rose water. This can be used as a natural eye drop. This not only soothes your eyes but the antimicrobial power of honey will resist infection.
Rose water can also be used without honey. This has a soothing effect on the eyes and also helps in controlling eye infections. Use rose water eye drops twice a day to reduce the infection from increasing.
Wash your eyes in a mixture of honey and cold water, in the proportion of 1 teaspoon honey to 2 cups of water. For better results you have to repeat this procedure three to four times a day. This strengthens the eyes and restores their natural expression and sparkle. You can also take a warm eye bath for certain types of eye infections.
Warm eye bath can be used for eye infections such as conjunctivitis, pink eye, eyestrain, itching etc. You can use tincture of chamomile and elder leaves with warm water. Wash your eyes gently with this warm water and wipe them with towel. Repeat this procedure three to four times a day.
Eye Wash Using Apple Cidar Vinegar And Aloe Vera
In the case of bacterial infections, apple cedar vinegar helps to fight against infection. Dilute one spoon of apple cedar vinegar with one cup of water. Use this mixture to wash your eyes and cleanse the infection.
Apple cedar Vinegar contains malic acid which helps in bacterial infection. Aloe Vera Juice is another natural ingredient which can be used as eyewash. This can also be used as a compress by dipping a cloth or cotton ball in the juice and applying it on the affected eye.
A decoction using coriander is another remedy. This helps in reducing not only the pain and swelling, but also the burning sensation that is associated with most eye infections. You can also use coriander as a tea wash.
Take some dried coriander and put this is a cup of water. Now bring the water to boil. After the water boils well, turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. You can now use this mixture as a compress to effectively take away the infection from the eye.
The salt water compress is another easy remedy to cure eye infections. Add salt to boiling water. Dip a cotton ball in this salt water and apply on the eye gently. You can also prepare a compress by using turmeric as it is highly anti-bacterial in nature. Combine two tablespoons of turmeric powder and one cup of boiled water and use this mixture as hot compress on the affected eye.
Another option is to take a mixture of marigold and chamomile in warm water and use this as a compress. You can use cotton balls to apply it on effected area. Eyes are among the most sensitive parts of the human body. By using herbal remedies to treat eye infections, you opt for a harmless treatment mode.