Pink eyes are more commonly known as Conjunctivitis. It is the inflammation/soreness of the thin, transparent covering of the white part of the eye and inside of the eyelids (also known as Conjunctiva).
Conjunctivitis, based on the cause can be categorized in many ways, but many ophthalmologists use the term ‘Pink eye’ to refer to viral conjunctivitis. Pink eyes is an extremely contagious infection caused by a different viruses. Most of the time the condition causes swelling, redness, itching, and whitish drainage of the eye.
Symptoms of Pinkeye
Without any confusion, the initial symptom of the condition would an eye turning pink. However, other main symptoms of pink eye would depend on the type of conjunctivitis one suffers from:
Viral Conjunctivitis: This condition causes watery eyes, itching, and sensitivity to light. One or both eyes can be affected. It is highly contagious and can even spread while coughing or sneezing.
Allergic Conjunctivitis: Allergic conjunctivitis similar to viral has the same symptoms of watery, itchy and burning of eyes. However, it is often accompanied by a runny and stuffiness nose. It is not contagious and can affect both eyes.
Bacterial Conjunctivitis: A distinctive symptom that categorizes bacterial conjunctivitis is a sticky greenish-yellow thick eye outflow which originates from the corner of the eye. In some extreme cases, the discharge can even cause the eyelids to stick together when you wake up. It is also contagious but only through direct contact (such as, infected hands) and can affect one or both eyes.
The initial and most significant symptoms of pinkeye can be summarized with the following:
Redness of the eye
Itching in the eye
Swelling of the eye
Production of thick and whitish mucous
Cemented eyelids while sleeping
How To Naturally Cure Pink Eyes?
Consuming antibiotics or using eye drops are some of the popular methods to cure pink eyes. However, there are many simple steps that can help in easing out the pain of pink eyes.
Take a lint-free cloth and soak it in hot/cool water, whatever adequately suits you for compression. Don’t press it hard as you can injure your eyes while doing so.
Note: If you have only one eye then keep the compress away from the second eye as there exists a chance of getting infected.
It has a prompt action against pink eye infection. Colloidal silver, when applied on the infected eye, picks up the infected cells by attracting them electromagnetically and then further eliminates them by sending them into the bloodstream. However, they are only useful in specific classes of conjunctivitis.
In case of allergic conjunctivitis, if you are not aware of the source of the allergy, it is very crucial to wash pillowcases, bed-sheets, and clothes often. Bathing or showering before midnight may help too.
Note: If aware of the source of energy, always try to avoid it.