Pink Eye, Conjunctivitis
Pink Eye or Conjunctivitis also referred to as or madras eye is a bacterial or viral infection that spread quickly and fasts if not adequately handled due to its contagious ability. This sickness affects primarily the eye particularly the outer layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid. This condition characterized by the inflammation of the conjunctiva, a part of the eye which is the clear membrane covering the outermost layer of the eye and its inner surface.
Conjunctivitis rarely causes and visual damage or complication on a long term. However, treatment needs to be administered on time first to give the patient relief and also to prevent the fast spread of the infection which is imminent if not adequately tackled.
Diagnosis of Conjunctivitis / Pink Eye
Diagnosing Conjunctivitis is quickly done with a simple eye examination with the aid of a slit lamp. The lamp which is a combination of microscope and bulb used explicitly for an eye examination is used to check for the symptom of Conjunctivitis and to ascertain that the eye condition is not another disease that may be similar to pink eye. The test can also be run on the sample of eye discharged to determine the exact infection in question.
Symptoms of Pink Eye
Symptoms of Pink Eye range from discomfort in the eye, discharge, and eyes get teary frequently, redness of the eye or inner eyelids, itchiness, sensitivity to light and tenderness of the eye, or pain. The mucous discharge from the eye can cement the eyelid while sleeping. There is no cause for alarm in the instance this happens. Just apply a warm and wet cloth to the affected eye and the dried mucous will dissolve and the eyelid will open.
Pink Eye most times infect one eye first before spreading to the other eye. In this same manner, it can spread to an entire household if not properly treated and control measure put in place. Though without any form of treatment, Conjunctivitis will naturally go away from an individual after a maximum of 10 days, the downside to this no-treatment-approach is that the patients have to endure the pain and difficulty involved for that period. Also, during this span of the infection other people in close contact with the patient are continually at risk.
Homeopathy -The Natural Treatment Approach for Conjunctivitis
Homeopathy provides the best and gently treatment for Pink Eye with more than 50 remedies for the prevention and treatment of Conjunctivitis. Homeopathy also offers effective preventive therapy for the reoccurrence of Pink Eye in people that have had an episode of such before. Homeopathy helps in preventing the spread of this contagious infection from one eye to another and ultimately the spread from one person to another. This uniqueness of this alternative treatment makes it a far preferred option to conventional drugs.
When considering the cost and stress of going the conventional route in treating Pink Eye, one will agree that homeopathy is a better option not just regarding price but in a broader term. The pain experienced is lessened, and the duration shortened. The eye is also free of drainage during treatment minimizing the discomfort and embarrassment it may cause to one’s daily life.
Some of the common homeopathy remedies include Belladonna 30C, Euphrasia Officinalis 30C and Hepar Sulphur. It is advisable to discontinue the use of the medication prescribed as soon as the illness disappears or better still to follow the instruction of the homeopath.
Homeopathy makes it practically possible to do away with the use of antibiotics in the treatment of Conjunctivitis. Now the family can stay safe even when one person is infected.
Tips on How to Stop the Spread of Pink Eye
Due to itching and draining of the eye, there is the urge to wipe the eyeball. Ensure to wipe out the affected eye from inside toward the outside that is from next to the nose to the other end of that particular eye. Use a clean material or surface for each wipe to prevent the spread from a repeated wipe. Dispose the tissue or wipe appropriately used to ensure that no other person gets in contact with it. Wash your hands thoroughly after cleaning your eyes to prevent its spread.