The transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines your eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball is affected by pink eye or conjunctivitis, which results in inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva. When the conjunctiva is inflamed, small blood vessels within it become more visible, giving the appearance of reddish or pink skin around your eyes.

One or both eyes may be affected by pink eye, which is frequently brought on by a bacterial, viral, or allergic reaction.

Treatments can ease pink eye discomfort, and because pink eye can spread easily, early detection and treatment can limit the spread of the condition. Pink eye can be irritating, but it rarely impairs vision.

Pink eye can develop for a variety of reasons, including:

· Viruses

· Bacteria

· Allergies

An eye splash from a chemical

An object from outside the eye

Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis

Both bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes, and both can be accompanied by colds or other respiratory infection symptoms like a sore throat. Viral conjunctivitis typically results in a watery discharge, while bacterial conjunctivitis frequently results in a thicker, yellow-green discharge.

They are transmitted through direct or indirect contact with the eye secretions of an infected person and are extremely contagious for both viral and bacterial types.

Both of these forms of pink eye can affect both adults and children, although bacterial conjunctivitis affects children more frequently than it does adults.

Allergic conjunctivitis

Your body responds to allergens by producing an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE), which in turn causes special cells called mast cells in the mucous lining of your eyes and airways to release inflammatory substances, including histamines. Your body’s release of histamine can result in a number of allergy signs and symptoms, including red or pink eyes. Allergic conjunctivitis affects both eyes and is a reaction to an allergen-causing substance such as pollen.

If you have allergic conjunctivitis, you might also sneeze a lot and have watery nasal discharge in addition to severe eye itching, tearing, and inflammation.

Conjunctivitis resulting from irritation

The signs and symptoms, which may include watery eyes and a mucous discharge, typically go away on their own within a day or two. Conjunctivitis is also linked to irritation from a chemical splash or a foreign object in your eye. Sometimes flushing and cleaning the eye to rid it of the chemical or object causes redness and irritation.

Symptoms–One or both eyes may be affected by pink eye, which has the following signs and symptoms:

· Redness

· Itchiness

· A gritty feeling

A discharge that congeals overnight and may make it difficult for you to open your eye or eyes in the morning.

· Tearing

Risk factors —We are more likely to develop pink eye if:

Contact with an allergen that you are allergic to, resulting in allergic conjunctivitis.

Contact with a person who has conjunctivitis that is either bacterial or viral in origin.

· Use of contact lenses

COMPLICATIONS–The risk of complications can be reduced by prompt evaluation and treatment by your doctor for pink eye, which can cause corneal inflammation in both children and adults and impair vision.


Conjunctivitis can be treated and prevented with the help of homoeopathic remedies, which are very effective and have no negative side effects.

BELLADONNA 30When the eyes are noticeably swollen, red, dry, and congested due to conjunctivitis, belladonna is prescribed. Photophobia may also develop.

EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS 30–Euphrasia is a great conjunctivitis treatment and is recommended when there is intense eye itching, redness, and swelling along with discharges that are acrid, watery, and irritating in nature.

PULSATILLA NIG. 30There is relief from any cold application or washing with cold water. The patient is typically thirstless. There is aggravation from heat or in summer. Pulsatilla is a great remedy for conjunctivitis with mucopurulent discharges. It is used specifically when the eye discharge is thick and greenish in color. Burning and itching in the eyes are also noticeable.

ALLIUM CEPA 30–When there is severe burning and smarting lachrymation, marked sneezing, acrid nasal discharge, watery eyes, and sensitivity to light, Allium Cepa works best for allergic conjunctivitis. It works better outside.

CALCAREA SUPLH 30-When the discharge from the eyes is thick, yellow, and inflamed with stinging and burning, Calcarea Sulph is a great treatment option.

BORAX 30–Borax works best for conjunctivitis when the eyelids are agglutinated and sticky because the eyelids are clogged with dry exudate and are most noticeable in the morning.

Argentum Nitricum 30-**Argentum Nitricum is prescribed when copious mucopurulent eye discharges are present with sticky eyelids, the conjunctiva is noticeably red and swollen, there is photophobia or aversion to light, the photophobia is more pronounced in a warm room, there may be splinter-like pains in the eyes, patients have an odd craving for sweets, and flatulence in the stomach and abdomen frequently accompany the eye problems.

APIS MELLIFICA 30-Apis mel is prescribed for conjunctivitis when there is intense burning and stinging in the eyes, lots of edema in and around the eyes, and the patient is typically not drinking anything. All problems are made worse by heat in any form, whether it comes from summertime or being outside in the sun.

RUTA GRAVEOLENS 30The most effective treatment for conjunctivitis is ruta graveolens when there is a persistent irritation in the eyes and a feeling that something has become stuck in the eyes. The eyes are red, hot, and painful.

EXTERNAL APPLICATION—Apply 3 drops of the eye cream Euphrasia four times per day.

PREVENTION–To prevent the spread of pink eye, practice good hygiene. For example:

Avoid putting your hands near your eyes.

· Wash your hands often.

Only utilize spotless washcloths and towels.

Don’t exchange washcloths or towels.

· Change your pillowcases often.

A swimming pool should not be used for swimming.

Discard any eye makeup, including mascara.

Never exchange cosmetics or other items used for your own eye care.

Follow the directions for taking any antibiotics completely.

Children may return to school once the redness and discharge in their eyes subside, which usually takes three to seven days for pink eye symptoms to go away and up to a week for viral conjunctivitis in children.

The majority of schools and child care facilities require that your child wait at least 24 hours after starting treatment before returning to school or child care. Check with your doctor if you have any questions about when your child can return to school or child care. If your child has bacterial conjunctivitis, keep him or her away from school until after treatment is started.

Give Belladonna 30 twice daily for a week to prevent conjunctivitis. **Homoeopathy** Belladonna is an effective homoeopathic conjunctivitis preventative.

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