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Home remedies: How to treat pink eye?

Do you have problems with eyes? Do you have pink eye? Here are some tips how to treat it. Read this article and find out!

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Causes of pink eye

It is very unpleasant to see in the mirror a man with painful pink eyes. And causes eye redness may be different. The first cause of redness of the eyes is external stimuli. The wind, tobacco smoke, cosmetics, pollen and other irritants affect the condition of our eyes, causing redness. The second common cause of red eye is the long use of television or PC monitor. Fatigue caused by stress, overexertion, lack of sleep, is also included in the list of common causes of red eyes. Another cause of red eye can be increased intracranial pressure, so watch out for this factor. Do not forget about contact lenses: if you don't take them off at night and do not change regularly, this can provoke pink eye.

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Symptoms of the red eyes syndrome

Diseases, which are in the group of red eye syndrome, are characterized primarily by conjunctival hyperemia. Also, patients may complaint of pain, photophobia, tearing, itching, foreign body sensation in the eye, characteristic discharge, swelling.

Pain is one of the characteristic claims of the red eye syndrome.

Treatment of pink eyes

First of all, it is better to trust the doctor, professional to treat the pink eye. But you can do something to help yourself if you have such problem at home. For example, as an express remedy for red eyes use special medicines - artificial tears and eye drops with moisturizing effect. Also, it is recommended to drink vitamins A and ascorutinum.

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Making compresses at home will be very useful for red eyes treatment. The simplest one will be with using a handkerchief dipped in cold water, which must be applied on the eyes for about twenty minutes. You can wrap an ice cube into a handkerchief.

Also, potato compresses treat red eyes: wash, cut into slices one potato and apply it on the eyes for five minutes. Similarly, use slices of fresh cucumber. Tea bags, green compresses also remove the eyes redness - dip them in warm water for 10-15 seconds, squeeze lightly and place on closed eyes for 5-7 minutes. If there are no bags, make green tea, soak in it a couple of cotton pads and use as suggested above. Another ancient method of home pink eyes treatment - mix a bit of honey with a teaspoon of water and put two drops of this mixture in the eye three times a day.

What to do to avoid red-eye

To not let the redness came back again, follow some rules of your eyes caring. After all, they need to relax! They are supposed to have eight hours sleep to as well as the body. Every hour when redness comes back do the ten-minute "recess" for eyes: look for 3-5 minutes on a relaxing image (e.g. a blank sheet of paper) or do a mini-charge for their vision, close eyes hardly and open them gradually. If eye redness happens during working at the computer, occasionally distract to be "missed": frequent blinking promotes wetting of the eyeball and, as a consequence, less strain on your eyes. A warm bath with water at body temperature relaxes the eyes. Making this simple procedure before going to sleep, you will quickly cure your red eyes.

If the redness lasts for an extended period and all your efforts do not give significant results, it means that red eye is likely to be associated with severe intracranial or ocular pressure, or eyes were infected, and you need to go to the optometrist in time to take action and return to your eyes health and clarity.

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Take care of your eyes and be healthy!

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