The common symptoms include redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid, discharges from the eye, blurry vision, itching, increased tear generation and extreme sensitivity to light.
Commonly referred to as the Pink eye or Madras eye, conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids) mostly due to viral infections. At times this could also happen due to allergic reactions or bacteria. Irritants like cosmetic detergents (shampoos and the like), chlorine in water, allergic reactions to certain contact lenses by regular users are some of the causative agents.
Treatment and medicines as per Itoozhi Ayurveda
Eyewash, internal administration of kashayam Arishtam, aschothanam, nethra dhara and virechanam are advised for the ayurvedic treatment for conjunctivitis according to the condition of the patient. At Itoozhi Ayurveda, the treatment regimen is decided after a complete diagnosis of the specific ailment and the physical conditions of the individual. Hence no two treatments of conjunctivitis will ever be the same as Ayurveda places equal importance for the individual constitution and the disease.
Home Remedies from Ayurveda for Conjuctivitis
At Itoozhi Ayurveda, we have observed that a majority of conjunctivitis cases get resolved without residual problems. And as with many other ailments, Nature has packed remedies and relief in our everyday grains and our kitchen garden to heal our physical selves with no side-effects whatsoever. Here are two proven, effective home remedies to bring down the pain and infection from conjunctivitis.
1. Take a handful of dried coriander and boil it in water. Strain the liquid with a strainer and let it cool. Wash the infected eye with this mixture. This remedy helps to relieve burning as well as decrease the pain & swelling.
2. Take a handful of Tamarind leaves, dried Turmeric and boil them in water. Strain the liquid with a strainer and let it cool. Wash the infected eye with this mixture.
Please understand that these home remedies are for relief and alleviation from pain, which also helps in bringing down the infection rate. For wholesome healing, it would be advisable to consult the Ayurveda physician at the earliest.