Itching in the eyes is often accompanied by a burning sensation. Many factors such as allergies, hay fever, dry eyes, bacterial infections, conjunctivitis, irritants in the air like smoke, dust, seasonal pollen and pet dander can cause itchy eyes. Sometimes cosmetics like eyeliner and eye shadow contain harsh chemicals which can also irritate the eyes and cause itchiness. The eyes may become watery and there can be drainage of fluid.
If the discharge is yellowish green then it indicates a bacterial infection and if the eyes are red and there is excessive tearing then it indicates viral infection or conjunctivitis. Itchy eyes can also be caused by overstraining the eyes or by reading for prolonged periods without a break and working for long hours at some fine and skilled tasks which require a lot of concentration. You should avoid commercial eye drops because they tend to make the symptoms worse.
Natural Cures For Itchy Eyes
Itching can make you want to rub your eyes again and again which only further aggravates the problem and causes great discomfort. To soothe the burning and itching put a few drops of rose water into your eyes three times daily.
Rose water has antimicrobial properties which will not only flush out all the impurities and pathogens from the eyes but it will also soothe the irritated tissue in the eyelids.
Soak a teaspoon of coriander seeds into a glass of water overnight. In the morning, strain the liquid and wash your eyes with it, twice daily.
The powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of coriander will heal the infection and will also eliminate any irritants that may be present in the eyes. Coriander also has a very cooling effect which will subdue the itching and burning very quickly.
Milk has innumerable curative powers. It is full of valuable nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties that have a cool and healing effect on the eyes. Take some chilled milk and dip a cotton ball into it. Rub the cotton ball around the eyes for three to four minutes.
Then dip two fresh cotton balls into the chilled milk and place them on your eyelids for ten to fifteen minutes. Do this, three or four times and very soon the pain and itching will stop.
Boil a cup of water and steep one teaspoon of green tea into it for fifteen minutes. Strain the tea and cool it. Rinse your eyes with this infusion three or four times daily.
Green tea is full of powerful antioxidant properties which will flush out all the harmful impurities and pathogens from the eyes and will bring tremendous relief in the itching and burning.
Spinach And Carrots
Spinach and carrots are extremely rich in nutrients which keep the eyes healthy and the vision strong and clear. Extract the juice of spinach and carrots in a juice extractor and drink two glasses of it twice daily.
The antioxidant properties will expel all the harmful free radicals from the entire body and cure the infection rapidly.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.