Home Remedies for Your Eyes
Home Remedies for Your Eyes. Many songs and singers throughout time have praised the mysteries of the eyes. But when your eyes start giving you problems, there is not a lot you want to sing about.
Irritating eye problems usually feel much worse than they really are because the eye tissues are so delicate. And the eyes often need special attention to help clear up the problems. The special attention can come in the form of simple remedies. Let look at a few:
- “ALLERGIC REACTIONS” from seasonal allergies are common eye complaints. Red, itchy, irritated eyes can be found everywhere during pollen season. The best thing to do is to wash the eyes out with artificial tears (an over the counter saline solution) to get rid of any irritants and the natural chemical histamine that causes the symptoms of hay fever. Taking antihistamine tablets will also help your body cut down on the amount of histamine it releases, and this will help relieve your irritated eyes.
- “BLEPHARITIS” is the inflammation of the edges of the eyelids. The lids look red and inflamed, sometimes covered with scaly skin. Sometimes the lids are swollen and the edges look greasy and infected. This eye disease is not dangerous or blinding, but it is irritating, and embarrassing. The best thing to do for this eye disorder is to hold a hot-cloth compress to the infected eyelid for five minutes a couple of times a day. This helps soften the scaly skin and soothe the irritated glands in the eyelid. You can use a mild, nonirritating baby shampoo to wash the eyelid clean of any loose scales, eyelashes or pus. If the disorder does not clear up, your eye doctor can prescribe an eye ointment that will help soothe and relieve any inflammation and infection.
If you have trouble with your eyes, see your eye doctor right away. But remember that some of the more simple eye irritations can be treated with simple remedies.