How to get rid of pink eye in adults
Pink eye or conjunctivitis is disease when the material that covers the white part of the eye becomes irritated or inflamed. In these results in itching, lots of tearing, and pain. The infectious forms of pink eye are usually caused by bacteria or viral infections. Non-infectious forms of pink eye disease can be caused by some irritants from outside like, dust and smoke in the air, or some allergens, or chemicals.
Some symptoms of pink eye in adults
- If sometimes you have viral or bacterial pink eye disease, it is often only in one eye, try to find a lot of water and may have crust forming on the eyelid, and have a light discharge.
- The bacterial pink eye over and over again spreads to both eyes, and can cause a slight greenish release. You can also get crusts.
- Allergic forms of pink eye will become itchy, and eyes of sufferer will be very watery. This also affects the both of eyes. Nose of the sufferer might be itchy and runny as well. It is probably won’t be any strange discharges or crusts in this problem.
Viral and bacterial forms of pink eye disease are very infectious, so if you have that, stay away from other people as much as you can. If you just have this symptom in one of your eyes, please do not try to touch the other eye, because it can spread to both that way.
Some tips how to get rid of pink eye
Directly go to your doctor as soon as you can. Let him or her to diagnose about the kind of pink eye disease that you have, and then take or try to consume whatever medicine that they give to you for it.
Some tips that can applied by yourself to relieve the pain and other symptoms of pink eye disease.
- You can start to make a mixture of turmeric in water – 2 cubic teaspoons of turmeric powder in a cup of hot water, steep that on a cloth and put it over your eye.
- Directly to wash your eye in a mixture of salt and warm water. Do this 4-5 times a day. This may burn a spot.
- The bacteria as the cause of pink eye disease are so sensitive to heat, so just plain warm water on a cloth over your eye can help a spot.
- Vitamin A is good to help against eye problems and infections like pink eye disease. In some cases, a Vitamin A lack can even cause pink eye disease on its own. This is rare though. But eat lots of carrots, or if you don’t like carrots, take vitamin A from some supplements that can buy every pharmacy. Other foods with lots of vitamin A are whole milk, liver, spinach, cheese, corn and potatoes. You should try to avoid eat lots of starch and sugar, like white bread, cake, sweets, potatoes, etc.
- What you can use potatoes for though is to irritate raw potatoes and put the slices over your eyelid. This helps with irritation. Do this for at least 3 nights in a row for best results. You can leave the potato slices on your eyelids for the night.
- Vitamin C and E are also good for heal properties and help your immune system. So eat lots of green vegetarian and lots of fruits. You can take so many multivitamin for this purpose, but eat the right foods in the first place is always better than cure after get this disease.
- You can put a soaked tea bag over your eye. This therapy has been around for a long time, because some teas can even get rid of pink eye symptoms completely, especially the irritation and swelling. Teas to use for this include like chamomile, green tea, black tea, eyebright tea, calendula and fennel. Soak the tea bag in warm water and then put it on your eyelid for about 10-20 minutes. Black and green tea is especially good for getting rid of itching.
- Imitation tears can help color out the eye and clean out the toxins and irritants. They can also quiet it a spot.
- Give one or more drop of castor oil in the eyes three times a day has been known to help.
- Take some zinc that can help your body to take up vitamin A, and also helps your immune system in general. It also has a bit of antiviral properties and can help with viral pink eye disease. It is good to get your zinc from some foods like meat, fish, lima beans, egg yolk, pecans and beans but, if you’re going to take a supplement, lozenges are best because they help with combination.
- Some people have suggested putting cold bread over your eyes. It can help with itching and inflammation.
- And then boil some fennel seeds and use that to wash out the affected eye. This can reduce the pain and inflammation.
- You can also soak a cloth with Aloe Vera juice and use that. Aloe Vera juice can also be used as eye drops.
- To some bacterial conjunctivitis or pink eye disease, you can use barberry root bark to make a kind of tea and soak a cloth in it and put it over your eye. Barberry contains bebeerines, which has antibacterial property.
- Fill a sock or stocking with rice and then heat this in the microwave for about a minute. Hold the sock or stock to your eye until it cools off. The heat should help and make your eyes water a bit, which should help to clean them out. After that, wash out your eyes.
- Always keep your eyes as clean as you can. Don’t let the crusty stuff fester, if you do, it will make the infection worse. To clean out your eyes, use a clean cloth or tissue that doesn’t have any dyes or perfumes in it, wet it a bit and wash your eyes. Wipe from the inside of the eye to the outside, and each time you wash, use a clean part of cloth. Directly wash your both of hands afterwards and either get rid of the cloth or wash it very thoroughly as well.
Please do not spread pink eye disease to other people
Pink eye disease (viral or bacterial) is very transmittable, so be very careful about whatever you touch because it will be danger to you. If you touch your eye, wash your hands immediately before you touch ANYTHING, because if someone else touches what you touched, and then touches their eye they can get pink eye disease too.