How to treat conjunctivitis naturally?

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Conjunctivitis is an eye disease that bothers a large number of people. But do you know there are natural remedies for this eye disease which is very simple and not expensive. The following will introduce these natural remedies in the hope of giving people some help to treat conjunctivitis.

In order to stop the spread of conjunctivitis, we should take the following natural steps: first, make sure our hands are clean before we touch our eyes, and try to avoid using hands to contact our eyes. Second, keep our contacts clean and sterilize contact lenses. Third, our pillowcases will also play a role in conjunctivitis spreading, so we need to change it every other day. Fourth, sharing eye cosmetics is also a cause to spread conjunctivitis, so make sure not to share them with our friends or family members and it is better to change eye cosmetics every 2 or 3 months. Besides avoiding sharing eye cosmetics, other items such as handkerchiefs, washcloths, or towels are also prohibited to share.

The following is a simple but effective treatment for conjunctivitis. If you like, you can have a try. Soak a clean washcloth in warm but not hot clean water, then close our eyes, and put the washcloth to our eyelids. So in this way, the moist heat of washcloth will slow down the viruses spreading.

Besides the above treatments, we can also complement some common, natural, and inexpensive supplements to treat conjunctivitis.

5000 IU a day of Vitamin A will be helpful to treat conjunctivitis. This is found by Germany researchers in the early 1970's. The researches show that people with conjunctivitis commonly do not have enough Vitamin A. Though researches do not show taking Vitamin A can treat conjunctivitis, it is reasonable Vitamin A can be good for treating this eye disease as it is involved in membrane health through the body.

Vitamin C is also good for treating conjunctivitis. It is better to take 500mg one time and 2000mg a day (four times). Vitamin C plays a role in the collagen growth, which has the function of holding connective tissues in order to keep our eyes in place.

As an important cofactor of Vitamin A, zinc supplement can also help us to treat conjunctivitis. As we may know, zinc has the function of keeping our immune system in good state. Once people do not have enough zinc in their body, the function of immune system will be reduced and there will be not enough white blood cells to fight against infection and damaged tissues in the conjunctiva of our eye can not be cleaned up in time. But please keep in mind zinc supplement can not be taken more. It is advised to take 30mg a day, and when we find the taste is bad, it is time for us to stop taking it as it shows we have already had enough in our body.

Herbal compresses and eye drops will make people with conjunctivitis feel good. We can use herbs such as eyebright, calendula, barberry, chamomile, goldenseal, and Oregon grape root. There is an important point that we must make sure the herbs need to cool down before applying to our closed eyes, which is compressed and sterilized in boiling water. And we can also use sterile herbal eye drops with eyebright inside to make our eyes feel good and comfortable.

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This article was published on 2010/09/14