It is very bothersome when your eyes become irritated. Most of us seek for quick relief of itchiness, irritation and inflammation. Here are seven at home remedies you can use for relief of most minor eye irritations.
1. CUCUMBER SLICES
Cut two thick slices of cucumbers and place in cold water for about ten minutes. Once the time is up place the sliced cucumbers on your eyelids. Let the cold cucumbers sooth your eyes to reduce soreness and inflammation.
2. RAW POTATO SLICES
Similar to cucumber, raw potato slices work perfectly, and even hold the coolness for longer. Slice two thick slices of raw potatoes and place in cold water for about ten minutes. Once the time is up place the sliced potatoes on your eyelids. Let the cold potato slice sooth your eyes to reduce inflammation.
3. TEA BAGS
An at home remedy to help conjunctivitis (Pinkeye) or other kinds of eye irritation like soreness and sties, tea bags are the perfect at home remedy. Tea can reduce inflammation because it contains bioflavonoids, which fight bacterial infections. Moisten a black or green tea bag and place over the infected eye for five minutes. Repeat as necessary until all symptoms have cleared.
4. CHILLED SPOON
Chill a spoon in ice cold water for a few minutes, then place the metal spoon on the eye to reduce eye inflammation and redness. Repeat as necessary until symptoms have cleared.
5. FROZEN VEGETABLES
Wrapping a bag of frozen vegetables like corn or peas and placing across the eyes for a few minutes creates the perfect cold compress.
6. CHAMOMILE WASH
Brew 1 teaspoon of loose chamomile tea to 1 cup of boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes and place in fridge. Once liquid is cool use as an eyewash to clear out itchiness, irritation and inflammation.
7. COLD BREAD
A little unbelievable but it actually works! Save those end pieces because they may come in handy the next time you need a quick itchy eye relief. Placing a slice of cold bread on your eyelids can reduce itchiness, irritation and inflammation.
If symptoms continue or get worse your best option is to consult your eye care professional as not all irritations can be fixed with home remedies, some may need medical attention.