Quick Tips To Soothe Eye Irritation

Quick Tips To Soothe Eye Irritation

Eye irritation can be really bothersome. If you are suffering from it, I am sure you would want quick relief from those itchy, tired or blood shot eyes. There are both natural ways and medicines to relieve you from it and give you back your eyes. Depending on the kind of irritation that persists any of the below remedies can be used.

Cold Compresses For Itchy Eyes – To get relief from itchy eyes you can try cold compresses. For it you need a soft cloth or washrag and some cool water. Dip the cloth in cold water and place it over your eyes repeatedly. Then soak the rag or the cloth in the warm water and repeat the process with cold water for around 10 to 20 minutes. This not only relieves the itching but also works well for swelling, sore eyes and pain.

Eye Packs For Itchy Eyes – Another way to deal with the problem is with the help of an eye pack which is available at any local cosmetic store. These are in the form of a gel or mineral oil-filled packs. These should be kept in the refrigerator but never in the freezer. Use them when you need them. These packs help you to get rid of those puffy morning eyes.

Warm Compresses For Bloodshot Eyes – To help you treat red blood shot eyes, use warm compresses. Dip some cloth in warm water and place it on your eyes. Repeat this process till you get relief from it. The heat of the cloth will soothe and lubricate eyes.

Herbal remedies For Eye Inflammations – Certain herbs also help in maintaining overall health of eyes, enhance recovery and prevent complications. The most commonly used herb is Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry). It helps in strengthening eye capillaries, prevent eye-related disease and infection, and restore the normal shape of eyes. Other conventional herbs include Aspalathus linearis (Rooibos) and Sutherlandia frutescens. These help in maintaining a healthy supply of blood, oxygen and essential nutrients to the eye. In order to develop a healthy immune system, so that you do not become a victim of any eye problems use certain herbs such as Echinacea, Olea europea and Astragalus membranaceous and Propolis.


Medicines For Inflammation – This includes a wide range of antibiotic eye lotions and drops, antihistamine tablets and corticosteroids. It is best to consult your doctor if you plan to use any of these medicines for relief because each one them has its own side effects.

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Medicines For Relief From Dry Eyes – There are various medicines to help you to combat this kind of irritation.

Artificial teardrops such as TheraTears, Systane Lubricant Eye Drops can help you to get relief from this problem. Thicker drops are more effective but they cause blurring of vision.

You can use artificial-tear ointment such as Allergan Refresh P.M. Lubricant Eye Ointment. Apply it before going to bed to keep your eyes moist.

Another way to get relief from those sandpaper-like eyes is to use flaxseed oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. You should use 2,000 milligrams of this oil every day for around three to four weeks.

Last, but not the least, if you are wearing contact lenses and if that is causing the trouble then you should try lens which contains moisture-rich wetting agent.

Eyes are a very sensitive organ of our body. Therefore, proper care has to be taken to maintain its health. It is important to know the cause and the kind of irritation that is affecting your eyes. If you continue to face problems, then you must consult your doctor and get proper treatment for it.


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  1. Carole kattenhorn Reply

    Started with conjuctitis, had a course of antibiotics which cleared the infection. Since then my Eyes itch on the top lids causing dry eye lids using E45 cream for itching to moison the eye lid. Also my eyes itch making them water a lot. Please can you give me some advice!

  2. Harvey Lee Reply

    Really these are the best solutions for eye irritation. My eyes was itching me for more than a month. I got an instant relief after try cold compress. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cindy Wadler Reply

    I woke up with an eye that was scratchy and hurt to open and close. I use a drop in that eye each morning and at night. I didn’t get to put the drop in yet because it was over watering causing tears. It eventually was a little painful from open/close, but I had to wait awhile before I could use my drops. I finally did and stayed there for it to soak it up. That was hard cause I don’t know how much stayed in. An hour later, it still hurts and is now red. I think it’s swollen? What do I do when it gets scratchy to open & close again? How about now while it’s hard to open/close and even read or look around?

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