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  1. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the transparent layer that covers the outer surface of the eye .
  2. Causes can be bacterial, viral or allergenic.
  3. The white of your eye (sclera), appears pink and blood shot as a result of the dilation of the arteries in response to the inflammation hence the name, red eye, for the condition.
  4. In both form of conjunctivitis there is usually increased tear production (in infectious conjunctivitis the discharge is thick and contains pus). In allergic reactions the eye is usually itchy.

Treatment

External: Eyebright tea.Add boiling water, infuse for 15 minutes, allow to cool and strain well .Use seperate baths for each eye.

- Soothe your eyes with chamomile compress. Place a chamomile tea bag in warm water for 3 minutes, squeeze, then place over the sore eye for ten minutes. Repeat 3-4 times a day with a fresh tea bag.

- To help combat inflammation caused by allergies, take eyebright and nettle tincture up to three times daily.

Internal: Take tinctures of Echinacea, Goldenseal and/or Myrrh which will enhance the immune system, act as a tonic for the mucous membranes and help as a general anti-biotic.

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