Home Remedies For Pink Eye
Publish date 06-03-2016


Home Remedies For Pink Eye© 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

 

Home Remedies For Pink Eye​



Pink eye and environmental allergies such as Hay Fever are typically accompanied by eye redness, itching, tearing, and swollen eyes. These symptoms can be caused by many environmental factors, including pet dander, seasonal pollen, and dust.

Non-infectious pink eye (conjunctivitis) can be caused by allergies and by irritation with chemicals, dust, or other particles. Cold, moist washcloths on the eyes can relieve some of the symptoms of pink eye and allergies. Other home remedies can alleviate symptoms while making recurrences less likely.

Home Remedies For Pink Eye are very important to reduce the attacks and symptoms of pink eye. These home remedies can also be used as Hay Fever Treatment.

First, clean your home to minimize spaces for dust and allergens to collect. Eye irritation is caused when your immune system reacts to normally harmless substances like pollen, pet dander, and dust, which may collect on dried flowers, stuffed animals, and other clutter in your home. Put these in boxes or closets or get rid of them.

Keeping the air in your home clean can go a long way towards relieving your eye irritation symptoms. An air filter will remove allergens from the air, although the particles must be airborne in order to be trapped by the filter. Try not to clean using aerosol sprays or chemicals with strong odors, which can irritate your allergies. Do not dust with a dry cloth, which will just push allergens into the air. Instead, use a damp cloth to clean the surfaces of your home.

Second thing in home remedies for pink eye is frequently laundry washing. Linens, especially, can collect dust mites and their waste. If you have problems with allergies or pink eye, wash or replace your pillows frequently and wash your sheets each week in hot water, at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

Encase your pillows and mattress in an allergen cover to provide a barrier between you and the allergens that may be found inside them. These have a tight fabric weave that will keep even the smallest dust mites contained.

 

 

 

If you are working around dust or doing anything likely to expose you to small particles or allergens, wear a face mask and eye protection. Vacuuming, woodworking, gardening, and many other common activities can release large quantities of dust and other small particles into the air, where they may come into contact with your eyes. Such irritants are a common cause of pink eye.

Replace your carpets with hard floors if you have trouble with allergies. Carpets can trap a surprising volume of dust, dust mites, pet dander, and mold. In fact, in many homes this is the biggest collector of such allergens.

If you do have carpet, vacuum frequently to remove dust, dust mites, and other particles trapped in the carpet fibers. You may want to hire a cleaning service to take care of tasks such as vacuuming and dusting, if the act of cleaning exacerbates your allergies.

Your furry friends may also be contributing to your eye irritation. Although cat dander is the best known pet allergen, other pets with hair or fur, including dogs, rabbits, and horses, can also cause allergy issues. Make one room an 'allergen-free zone' where pets are not allowed. The bedroom makes the most sense, since that is likely the area of the home where you spend the most time. That room also holds many surfaces for pet dander to settle, including your sheets and pillows.

If you smoke, stop, and enforce a smoking ban in your home.This is a very important step in home remedies for pink eye. Tobacco smoke is a significant eye irritant, and can also make the symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis worse. Not only will you breathe easier in a smoke-free zone, but you'll also escape frequent eye irritation.