6 important pure cures for conjunctivitis


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Eye affections are always very disagreeable. Also, like the stye that invites itself around the eye, the occurrence of conjunctivitis is often very badly experienced. Indeed, in addition to ending up with red and irritated eyes, one can also face pain, itching or unpleasant tearing. To make matters worse, the discomfort is continuous and you can even see pus appear in the eyes. When this disease manifests, you can fortunately rely on grandmother’s natural remedies that are effective against a conjunctiva linked to allergic rhinitis or caused by an infection. These natural solutions can relieve symptoms and quickly calm redness.

1) Chamomile herbal tea compress against conjunctivitis

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Compresses with chamomile tea help to quickly reduce irritation, itching and redness. This infusion also has a strong decongestant power which will relieve the eyes and help them deflate. It can also be prepared very easily with a sachet of herbal tea purchased on the market or two to three tablespoons of dried flowers of Roman chamomile (or noble chamomile) purchased in herbalists, all infused in 500 ml of water that let cool before application. Immerse a compress in it to soak it and let it rest on your eyes.

2) Blueberry hydrosol

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Cornflower hydrosol is excellent for taking care of the eyes, especially in cases of conjunctivitis caused by an allergy. And in addition, it is compatible with medical treatment based on antiseptic eye drops. It can thus be used to make an eye bath in order to soften it and clean it, even if it is kept closed throughout the procedure. If you don’t have an eye cup for an eye bath, you can also simply soak a sterile gauze generously with this soothing liquid. Repeat the application of hydrosol three to four times a day for two or three days to reduce eye inflammation effectively.

3) The association of chamomile and officinal lavender against conjunctivitis

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These two flowers can be combined both in their infusion form and as commercially purchased hydrosols. Roman chamomile helps reduce itching, where lavender will provide its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. This duo therefore provides a very complete and very soothing treatment to be applied with an eye bath, a pipette or a compress soaked in liquid. Repeat the application of the mixture three or four times a day.

4) Calendula to soothe your irritated eyes

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Calendula is both very softening and healing. You can therefore infuse dried flowers in boiling water for about ten minutes before allowing to cool and applying to the eye with a compress. Whether the eye is irritated by pollen or a foreign body, this little infusion will help cleanse and calm it.

5) Eyebright

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In herbal medicine, we use very commonly eyebright to treat the eyes. She is indeed antibacterial, antiallergic, antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and astringent. This therefore helps to calm conjunctivitis, whatever its cause. It is very often found on the edge of woods in European meadows, but also more simply in herbalism. Once you have obtained this plant, you can infuse it to apply it to the affected eye. If you are a homeopathy enthusiast, you can also take 3 granules five times a day of Euphrasia in 7CH.

6) Plantain, the multi-purpose plant, especially in case of conjunctivitis

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This plant is recognized for its multiple medical properties. It is particularly renowned for its anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. She is furthermore eye protector, which makes it extremely useful in this case. You can therefore use its leaves as an infusion or buy 100% vegetable plantain eye drops from the market.

Good to know :

After an anti-conjunctivitis treatment, you can apply aloe vera gel around the eye following the root of the eyelashes. Massaging this treatment three or four times a day on the eye contour after a treatment helps to calm the feeling of discomfort. For a baby suffering from conjunctivitis, breast milk can also be used, as it is a naturally antiseptic liquid.

Some important advice in case of conjunctivitis…

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Since conjunctivitis is highly contagious, consider always wash your hands after handling your eyes. The most hygienic is still to use a handkerchief that you will throw away after use. Also remember to throw away any compress that has come into contact with the infected eye and avoid immersing them in your medicinal herbal teas or hydrosols so as not to contaminate them. Also change your linens very regularly. (sheets and towels included). And above all, do not lend your belongings to avoid contamination of those around you. Also remember to disinfect your makeup if you wear it to avoid reinfection. Finally, if possible, avoid wearing your contact lenses for the duration of conjunctivitis.

To avoid possible complications (blindness, secondary infection, etc.), we advise you to always consult a doctor, especially if the watery eye sensation persists. Although effective, a natural remedy cannot always replace conventional treatment, especially for conjunctivitis of infectious origin. In case of allergy, your doctor will certainly recommend antihistamines. Otherwise, eye drops or antibiotic ointment may also be necessary depending on the case. The eyes are too precious not to take care of them… So, consult quickly!




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