Eye infections are among the common problems affecting people across all the ages. The infections are due to viruses, allergies, bacteria, and other microbial causes. It can affect either one or both eyes.
Types of eye infections
Pink eye or conjunctivitis: This infection causes redness of the eyes and irritation. It is caused by a virus, an allergic reaction by bacterias.
Hordeolum or sty: Staphlococcal bacteria causes it. This is a type bacteria which live on
your skin’s surface. It may lead to the formation and development of a red lump which affects the base of the eyelid. It could be painful or itchy.
Blepharitis: This is an infection which takes place when the oil glands adjacent to the eyelashes get clogged. It may lead to intermittent tearing and make one feel as if there is something in the eye.
Keratitis: It is a common infection caused by fungi, viruses, bacteria or parasites. It is mainly caused by a foreign body which causes an injury to your cornea.
Trauma, immune deficiencies, surgery, poor hygiene, exposure to toxic chemicals could also lead to the various infections of the eye.The different common symptoms of eye infections include redness, itching, yellow discharge, swollen eyelids, itching and excessive tearing.
Let us have a look at some of the natural remedies used to treat eye infections.
This is an effective herbal treatment used for eye irritation and infections, particularly conjunctivitis. The fluid-drying power and the infection-fighting power of the eye-bright method help in speeding up the healing process as well as preventing the infection from spreading.
This involves preparation of a home-made salt solution which helps in getting rid of the eye’s infection. The saline solution rinse works best for the inflamed, irritated and itchy
eyes. It helps in washing away all the debris collected by the eyes thus controlling infection. This stops the infection from spreading. Distilled water is used to prepare the saline solution since it is free of chemicals and the impurities.
It is the best and most efficient remedy for conjunctivitis or styles. The heat produced helps to increase the circulation of blood to the affected areas thus promoting healing.It also plays a crucial role in reducing pain, swelling and preventing further infection. Separate warm compresses are used when one has an infection affecting both eyes.
Chamomile has great anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-irritant properties which make it be credible means treating conjunctivitis. It also has calmative and soothing properties which help in reducing irritation, redness, and the under-eye puffiness.