What is Conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is the redness of the eyes along with a yellowish discharge and it covers the white portion of the eyeball. It is also known as pink eye. The condition is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (transparent membrane that covers the white portion of the eye).
What are the Causes of Conjunctivitis?
- A foreign object in the eye
- Chemical irritants
What are the Symptoms of Conjunctivitis?
- Itching in one or both eyes
- Watering from the eyes
- Gritty sensation in the eyes
- Sticky eyelids
- Blurred vision
- Increased sensitivity to light
In viral conjunctivitis, the discharges are watery and thin whereas in bacterial form the discharges are of yellow or green color and thick in nature. Additionally, viral as well as bacterial conjunctivitis are highly contagious.
In allergic conjunctivitis sneezing and nasal discharges may present with eye symptoms. It is also known as rhino conjunctivitis.
Homeopathy and Conjunctivitis
Homeopathic medicines for conjunctivitis give natural cure to the patient because they are safe. In addition, homeopathic remedies for conjunctivitis are highly effective because they are made of natural substances. They have the ability to control the swelling, eye discharges, redness and gritty sensation. That is why they help the patient to recover from conjunctivitis quickly. If the medicine is taken in time, it can be cured in a short period. They are devoid of side-effects.
What are the Homeopathic Medicines for Conjunctivitis?
The best homeopathic medicines for conjunctivitis are Euphrasia, Belladonna and Pulsatilla. Belladonna is one of the recommended choices for acute conjunctivitis. It is considered when the eyes are red, dry and swollen. Euphrasia is highly suggested when inflamed eyes are associated with acrid discharges. There is a marked burning, redness and itching in the eyes. Pulsatilla is prescribed when the discharges from the eyes are mucopurulent. The discharges are green colored.
Homeopathic Medicines for Conjunctivitis with Redness and Swelling
Euphrasia and Belladonna are two prominent homeopathic treatment for conjunctivitis with swelling and redness.
Belladonna for conjunctivitis – Belladonna is an ideal homeopathic remedy for conjunctivitis when the eyes of the patient are red, swollen, dry and congested. Photophobia may also present.
Euphrasia is another homeopathic remedy to treat swelling and redness of the eyes associated with discharges. The discharges are watery, acrid and irritating in nature with intensive itchy eyes.
Homeopathic Remedies for Conjunctivitis from Allergy (Allergic Conjunctivitis)
The most frequently used homeopathic remedies for pink eye from allergy are Allium Cepa and Euphrasia. Euphrasia is an excellent homeopathic medicine for allergic conjunctivitis. It is prescribed when the eye discharges are acrid in nature with itching and burning in the eyes. In addition, sneezing and bland nasal discharge may also present. So it is also the best homeopathic medicine for eye allergies.
The indicated symptoms for Allium Cepa are opposite to the homeopathic medicine Euphrasia. Allium Cepa is recommended when the eye discharges are bland with marked sneezing and acrid nasal discharge.
Homeopathic Medicines for Pink Eye with Watery Eye Discharge
Aconite and Euphrasia are top grade homeopathic remedies for pink eye with thin, watery eye discharge. Euphrasia acts well when there is a thin watery eye discharge with conjunctivitis. Itching, redness and swelling in the eyes are also present with thin discharge.
Aconite is suggested when the thin watery eye discharge is associated with swelling, heat and gritty, sand-like sensation in the eyes.
Homeopathic Remedies for Conjunctivitis with Mucopurulent Discharges
Pulsatilla and Calcarea Sulph are the best homeopathic remedies to cure Conjunctivitis with mucopurulent discharges. Calcarea Sulph is an ideal medicine for eye discharges when they are thick and yellow in color. The eyes are also inflamed with burning and itching.
Pulsatilla is another homeopathic medicine for mucopurulent discharges that gives astonishing results. This medicine is prescribed when the eye discharge is thick and greenish in color. Itching and burning in the eyes may also present.
Homeopathic Medicines for Pink Eye with Agglutination and Sticky Eyelids
Borax is one of the prominent homeopathic remedies for Conjunctivitis with agglutinated and sticky eyelids. It is prescribed when the eyelids are filled with dry exudation, causing the eyelids to stick together. Agglutination is observed in the morning time.
The next ideal medicine to treat conjunctivitis with agglutinated and sticky eyelids is Argentum Nitricum. Argentum Nitricum is recommended when copious mucopurulent eyes discharges are observed with sticky eyelids. The conjunctiva is markedly swollen and red.
Management or Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis
- Wash your hands often
- Do not touch your eyes with your hands
- Do not rub your eyes
- Avoid contact with allergens if affected from allergic conjunctivitis
- Wash eyes with cold water
- Do not share towels and use a clean towel
- Do not wear contact lenses if suffering from conjunctivitis
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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