Pink eye is another term for conjunctivitis, though it can also be a broad term to describe anything that gives you a reddish/pink discoloring in the eye. This normally comes free with itchiness, streaming and perhaps swelling and discharge.
Conjunctivitis is essentially an eye infection and the good news is that it will normally clear up on its own in just 10 days. During those ten days though, you’re stuck with a rather unattractive and uncomfortable condition. The question is: how can you speed the process up a little? And if you have a chronic infection (lasting around four weeks or more) what else will help to put an end to your distress?
Here are nine solutions that may help…
1. Green Tea
Our first treatment is to use a little green tea. Teas like matcha green tea contain bioflavonoids, which are potent nutrients found in plants. These can help to relieve the inflammation and irritation that is caused directly and will also help to prevent infections by killing off the bacteria.
The best way to use this treatment is to get yourself a green tea bag. Dip it in boiled water to loosen up the active ingredients and then leave it somewhere to cool a little. Once it’s ready, sit it on top of the eyes. This will offer a soothing and relaxing effect that should have longer-lasting benefits!