Conjunctivitis from the point of view of Ayurveda
- Viruses, including the kind that causes the common cold
- Irritants such as shampoos, dirt, smoke, and pool chlorine
- Contact lenses
- Fungi, amoebas, and parasites
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Viral strains. It starts in one eye, causing excessive tears and a watery discharge. Within a few days, the other eye gets involved. You may feel swollen lymph nodes in front of your ear or under your jawbone.
- Bacterial strains. It usually affects one eye, but can show up in both, resulting in a lot of pus and mucus.
- Allergic type. It causes tearing, itching, and redness in both eyes, and an itchy, runny nose. Long-term use of contacts or an ocular prosthesis has been linked to giant papillary conjunctivitis. It’s an allergic reaction to a chronic foreign body in your eye.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat conjunctivitis
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of conjunctivitis
- 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, eye drops, or contact lenses
- Protect your eyes from dirt and dust
- Wash your eyes with coriander extract and water
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other ophthalmology diseases:
Cataract, Stye, Glaucoma, Myopia, Ophthalmology, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular degeneration, Astigmatism, Hyperopia, Dry eye, Keratoconus, Squint (Strabismus), Pinguecula, Presbyopia, Eye allergies, Eye infections, Eye twitching, Eye floaters, Night blindness, Pterygium, Optic neuropathy.