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I still remember when I suffered from conjunctivitis back in high school. It was a very horrible haemorrhage, my eyes were red like a dragon, even the ophthalmologist was a little scared and worried about my eyes. Kids (and even teachers) at my school were scared of looking at the redness in my eyes (My doctor allowed me to go to the school once my infection was gone and only redness remained. It takes time for the arteries in the eyes to heal up and reduce the redness in the eyes, it’s contagious only till the time your eyes are infected, after which no isolation is required) But conjunctivitis is not the only reason redness in the eyes. Many other things, like excessive screen time, dryness, haemorrhage, allergies, etc may cause redness in the eyes. Never mind the reason, if you are suffering from redness in eyes, try using these home remedies, I wish I had known them back when I was suffering from conjunctivitis.

1. Chamomile

While many times pollens are the reason people suffer from redness in the eyes, it is interesting to see that chamomile, a flower, can be used to treat the same redness. Boil some chamomile flower or chamomile tea in one glass of water and let it steep. Strain this tea and let it cool down. Once it has cooled down, splash this tea on your eyes and then rinse it with regular cold water.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Just like mango is the king of fruits, I think apple cider vinegar is king of vinegars, especially when it comes to medicinal benefits. Apple cider vinegar is useful in many ways and yes you guessed it correct, it is also beneficial to reduce the redness in the eyes. Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one of cup water. Take a cotton ball or cotton pad and dip it in the water vinegar solution. Now dab it on your eyes and clean your eyes with it. The malic acid in the apple cider vinegar disinfects the eyes and reduces the redness.


3. Fennel Seeds

Boil 1/2 tablespoons of fennel seeds in 1 cup water until the color of the water changes. Let it cool and then strain the mixture. Splash this water on your eyes and then rise with regular cold water.

4. Fenugreek Seeds

Soak some fenugreek seeds in water over night and then grind them to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste to your eyelids and leave it for some time. Wash it off with cold water. Repeat this process for 3-4 days or till the redness reduces.

5. Green Tea

Green tea is very well known for the antioxidants it contains. Green tea is beneficial for a lot of things, prevention as well as cure. You can wet two tea bags with cold water and put them on your closed eyes. This will relax your eyes, reduce the redness in them and also reduce the under eye dark circles or puffiness. You can also boil green tea in water let it cool and wash your eyes with this green tea. Doing this twice daily for around 3-4 days will reduce the redness in your eyes.

5. Tea Bags

Just in case you don’t have green tea handy, don’t fret over it, you can also use your regular tea bags. The tannin in the black tea also helps to reduce the redness in the eyes. Just like green tea, wet two regular tea bags with some cold water and put them on your eyes. You can also refrigerate these tea bags, to have a cooling and soothing effect on your eyes.

6. Aloe Vera

Just like green tea, aloe vera also is a very well known and beneficial home remedy. It is used to treat a lot of things right from improving immunity and digestion to skin and hair care. Rinse your eyes with aloe vera juice twice a day. Do this till the redness in your eyes fades away.

What I wish I knew before is what I know now. It’s never too late to learn anything. So if you know someone who needs help, share these home remedies with them.





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