Pink Eye Home Remedies or Conjunctivitis Precautions and Treatment.

Nowadays in India, Pink eye infection has spread a lot in almost all the states. The places where heavy rain has occurred during this monsoon are more infected than other places. To be in a safe side from this contagious disease prior knowledge is the key what can protect us from getting infected, or can save us from getting in a worse stage if already infected. This article will provide all the details needed and some precaution tips which can be easily followed.

What is Pink Eye Disease or Conjunctivitis:

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition that affects many people. It is characterized by redness and inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, clear tissue that lines the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. This condition can be caused by viruses, bacteria, allergens, or irritants.



The most common symptoms of pink eye include red or pink discoloration of the eyes, itching or a gritty feeling in the eyes, a discharge that may be watery, thick, or sticky, and crusting of the eyelids or lashes. It can affect one or both eyes, and it is highly contagious, so it's essential to take precautions to prevent its spread.


Types Of pink eye:

There are three types of pink eye infections.

  • Viral Pink eye. (Contagious, it is like a common cold in the eye, that treats on its own, should go away in a week or 15 days.)
  • Bacterial Pink eye. (Contagious, produces a lot of mucus, that stuck both eyelids. Can be treated a Doctor with Antibiotics.)
  • Allergic Pink eye. (Not contagious, can be treated faster after identifying the source of the allergy.)


How to avoid spreading Pink Eye?

Basic and day to day hygiene is what you need to keep yourself from spreading the highly contagious pink eye infection to your loved ones or your other eye. Here are some points you can take care of easily.

  • Use freshly washed towel every day.
  • It is a good practice not to touch your eyes often.
  • Wash your hands with handwash or soap for at least 20 seconds, whenever you touch your eye.
  • Stop wearing Contact lenses until your eyes are healthy again.
  • Change Pillow Covers and Bed Sheets every day.
  • Do not share anything with anyone that comes in contact with your eyes.
  • Take a hand sanitizer with you Whenever you go out.


Can Breast Milk cure pink eye?

The answer is NO! Instead of curing, Breast milk could cause more harmful to your infected eye. In some studies, it was found that Breast milk can not cure most common causes of pink eye or Conjunctivitis, and worse, it can introduce new bacterial infection into your eyes and may cause a more serious condition of your eyes, that is worse than Pink eye.


How to reduce the symptoms of pink eye infection?

To reduce the itchy discomfort feeling in your infected eye(s) you can follow the understated steps.

  • Lubricating eye drops or Artificial tears can be a great choice, that are available Over-the-counter.
  • Putting warm damp cloth on the infected eye(s) for a few minutes for several times a day can give comfort to your eyes. Make sure to use different damp clothes for each eye.
  • Do not look directly to the sun or any bright light. Use a sunglass if possible.
  • If your eyelids stick together, which is very common in these cases, you can use a warm washcloth to loosen the dried discharge (Mucus), so that you can open your eyes.

Final Words

Remember, these are some home remedies to get comfort when you are infected with pink eye infection. To get proper cure for this infection it is recommended to go visit a general physician at the earliest. Commonly these viral or bacterial or allergic infections are not crucial, but curing at the earliest will be a great choice as this disease causes great discomfort, and can take time to go away as long as one or two weeks.

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