- Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the transparent layer that covers the outer surface of the eye .
- Causes can be bacterial, viral or allergenic.
- 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.
- 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.
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.