Conjunctivitis

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Dosha Imbalance

Emotions that Block

Unwillingness to see something associated with anger, hatred and resentment leads to eye inflammation. The stronger the negative emotions, the stronger the inflammation. Aggression returns to you.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. Symptoms of conjunctivitis are redness, letting out, burning and many times itching and sensitivity to light. It may appear on one or both eyes. Has difficulty keeping eyes open for long periods.

 Causes of Conjuctivitis are :Viruses, including the kind that causes the common cold, Bacterias; Irritants such as shampoos, dirt, smoke, and pool chlorine; A reaction to eyedrops ; An allergic reaction to things like pollen, dust, or smoke. Or it could be due to a special type of allergy that affects some people who wear contact lenses; Fungi, amoebas, and parasites; Conjunctivitis sometimes results from a sexually transmitted disease.

Conjuctivitis caused by bacteria and viruses can spread easily from person to person.

Types of Conjuctivitis : 

  • Viral strains -  are the most common and probably the most common types of infection . It starts in one eye, cause lots of tears and a watery discharge. Within a few days, the other eye gets involved. Possible feeling of  swollen lymph node in front of your ear or under  jawbone

  • Bacterial strains -  usually infect one eye but can show up in both – this type eye will put out a lot of pus and mucus

  • Allergic types -  produce tearing, itching, and redness in both eyes, might also have an itchy, runny nose

  • Ophthalmia neonatorum- is a severe form that affects newborns. It can be caused by dangerous bacteria. Get it treated right away to prevent permanent eye damage or blindness.

  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis is linked with the long-term use of contacts or an artificial eye (ocular prosthesis). Doctors think it’s an allergic reaction to a chronic foreign body in your eye.


According to Ayurveda the condition is called Netrabhishyandam and is caused by the vitiation of Pitta and Kapha doshas. When Kapha dosha (water )  gets aggravated in the eye, it vitiates the Pitta dosha ( fire) and causes redness, watery secretions, discharge and swelling which lead to conjunctivitis.
Ayurvedic management of the condition involves balancing involved the doshas and application of herbal remedies, Panchkarama treatments and Herbal formulations

The Ayurvedic treatment of eye Conjunctivitis finds a permanent cure of the disease by identifying the root cause of the disease and eliminating it. Various herbal medicines and Panchakarma therapies are used for natural Conjunctivitis treatment under Ayurveda. Kriya-kafpa procedures like Tarpana, Putapaka, Seka, Aschyotana, Anjana - specialised Ayurvedic procedures can be applied depending on the stage of the disease. Before these procedures, if necessary, the preparatory procedures, such as purification , are performed according to Ayurvedic doctor and the presence of toxins in the body . 

There are numbers of herbal preparations in practice which are used either topically or internally in Conjunctivitis have their proven effect, used either single or in combinations depending on the severity of symptoms as per attending clinicians advice. The following formulations may act as anti-bacterial, antihyperemic, anti-pruiritic, analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and helpful in patients of conjunctivitis  - Candana water extract , Sphatika , Shobhanjana , Bhringaraja , Haritaki , Amaiki, Vibhitaka , Tulasi , Haridra , Yastimadhu and others.

Out of the drug mentioned above any one of the drug or in the combination may be prescribed by the Ayurvedic physician. The duration of the treatment may vary from patient to patient. Ayurvedic doctor will decide the dose and duration of the therapy based on the clinical findings and response to the therapy.

  • Wash any discharge from your eyes several times a day using a fresh cotton ball or paper towel. 

  • Wash or change your pillowcase every day until the infection goes away

  • Don’t touch or rub your infected eye with your fingers

  • Don’t wear, and never share, eye makeup, eyedrops, or contact lenses

  • Protect your eyes from dirt 

  • Wash your eyes with freshly prepared coriander extract in water

  • marigold and chamomile compress to treat conjunctivitis

  • Aloe Vera plant contains antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties




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