Causes of pink eye include: mayoclinic.org
•A chemical splash in the eye
•A foreign object in the eye…”
Parents’ Quick Guide to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) geteyesmart.org
“…Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can be quite contagious. The most common ways to get the contagious form of pink eye include:
•Direct contact with an infected individual’s secretions, usually through hand-to-eye contact;
•Spread of the infection from bacteria living in the person’s own nose/sinus; and
•Not cleaning contact lenses properly and using poorly fitting contact lenses or decorative contacts.
Children are usually most susceptible to getting pink eye from bacteria or viruses because they are in close contact with so many others in school or day care centers and because they don’t practice good hygiene.
Bleph 10 rxlist.com
“Bleph-10 (sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic solution 10%) is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes. Bleph-10 is available in generic form. Common side effects of Bleph-10 include eye stinging/burning/redness/itching/irritation, temporary blurred vision, eyelid itching, eyelid swelling, or sensitivity to light.
The dose of Bleph-10 to treat conjunctivitis and other superficial eye infections: instill one or two drops into the conjunctival sac(s) of the affected eye(s) every two to three hours initially. Bleph-10 may interact with other eye drops containing nitrates (e.g., silver nitrate). Do not use other eye drops or medications during treatment with Bleph-10 ophthalmic unless directed by your doctor. Other drugs may interact with Bleph-10 ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all prescription or over-the-counter medicines and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Bleph-10 should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. …”
The Best Pink Eye Remedies Written by Kirsten Schofield
Medically Reviewed on October 13, 2014 by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE healthline.com
Eating probiotics and a diet rich in vitamins A, K, C, and B can help to improve eye health and ward off infection. If conjunctivitis already has its pink grip on your peepers and it isn’t a bacterial infection, there are a few things you can do to ease your suffering.
Noecker advises washing all of your sheets, taking zinc supplements, applying cold compresses, and flushing your eyes out regularly with clean water.
Get lots of sleep and hydrate well to help speed your recovery.
Pinkeye: A Fast and Easy Home Remedy, by Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist thehealthyhomeeconomist.com
“..What you need to remedy pinkeye is a probiotic laden, non-acidic liquid. For babies and children, the most effective liquid that fits this description is human breastmilk. If the Mom in your household happens to be breastfeeding, a drop or two of breastmilk expressed into a cup and then applied with a clean eyedropper (like this one) to the infected eye will rapidly and magically eliminate the infection….
If you do not have access to raw milk in your community for whatever reason, the clear, liquid part of yogurt or kefir (whey) can also be used as a fast home remedy. Yogurt and kefir are cultured with beneficial bacterial strains and carefully dropping a few drops of this liquid whey into the eyes will produce the same “crowding out” effect of the pathogens. Powdered whey mixed with water does NOT work as there are no live probiotics in such a heavily processed and denatured food. Pasteurized milk also does not work for the same reason.”
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Natural Remedies For Pink Eyes from fawesome.ifood.tv
Natural Remedies for Pink Eye:
Typically antibiotic drops are prescribed for bacterial infections to get rid of the bacteria.
Cold or Warm Compress: The best natural home remedy for pink eye is to use a warm or cold compress. Make sure you change the wash cloth every time and use fresh ones. They should also be clean to avoid any other contamination.
Chamomile flower wash: Take a teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers and add it to boiled and cooled water. Rinse the eyes with this and use it as a cold compress too to reduce swelling and redness.
Elderberry Blossom Tea: Another home remedy for pink eye is the elderberry blossom tea that can be used as eyewash as well as a cold compress.
Turmeric Powder Solution Compress: This is a time tested and popular remedy for pink eye in Asian countries. Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to water and use as compress or rinse the eye with it.
Aloe Vera Juice Compress: Aloe Vera juice can also be used as a compress. Soak the cloth in the juice and use as a compress. The medicinal properties in it will help reduce the inflammation and redness, decreasing discomfort.
Boric Acid Eyewash: A very commonly used home remedy to relieve the discomfort is using a warm compress to the affected eye which may act as an anti-bacterial agent.
Saltwater Eyewash: Salt commonly found in any home can be used by adding salt in boiled water and applying it to the eye with a cotton ball to kill the infection.
Tea Bags as Compress: Tea bags are usually found in most homes. Place these damp tea bags on the eye and boiling and cooling the tea bag for compress. Just rinsing the eyes with eye cups filled with boiled and cooled tea also helps a lot.
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