Conjunctivitis (Apollo): Natural Treatment methods
Conjunctivitis is often referred to as Apollo or pink eye. The inflammation of the blood vessels lining the conjunctiva causes it.
This makes the outer membrane of the eye swell. The eye balls become red or pink as a result of the infection.
Causes can be bacterial or viral.
When it is bacterial it is easily treated by antibiotics, ointments or eye drops prescribed by your doctor.
However, Viral conjunctivitis does not respond to antibiotic treatment.you can apply lubricating ointments or eye drops to prevent eye dryness.
Moreover, it is very contagious and can be transmitted from one person to another.
Although, if you do not treat it promptly or properly, Infection may last for several weeks as opposed to the usual one week to about 10 days. But the good part is it is treatable.
Who can get conjunctivitis (Apollo)
Everyone is at risk of getting it. But it is most common among school children. This is because they come in close contact with one another during the day.
However, Adults who are exposed to these kids stand a risk of getting infected.
Common symptoms of conjunctivitis (Apollo)
- Red or pink eyeballs
- More tears than usual
- Thick yellow discharge that sometimes glues the
- eyelids together (mostly after sleep)
- Burning and itchy eyes
- Blurry vision
- Swollen lymph nodes (usually caused by viral infection)Treatment of conjunctivitis (Apollo)
Natural Treatment methods
Although, this infection can be treated naturally and medically.
However, see a doctor for medical treatment if the natural treatment methods do not show any sign of improvement.
Here are a few natural ways to treat it
- Wash your hands regularly
- Flush your eyes out regularly with clean water
- Apply a hot or cold compress
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids
- Get lots of periods of sleep
- Take zinc supplements
Preventing conjunctivitis (Apollo)
However, You should maintain proper hygiene. if you are trying to treat or prevent the infection.
- Wash your hands frequently
- Do not share towels (use clean towels daily)
- Change pillowcases often
- Don’t share eye cosmetic and throw away the ones used while undergoing treatment
Final note on Conjunctivitis
Finally, you should maintain proper hygiene while treating or preventing it. If symptoms get worse or you do not feel better after using natural treatment method.please see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
if you have used any other thing apart from the above mentioned and will like to share, kindly leave your comments in the comment section below.