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Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Nowadays, irritated eye problem is becoming very common. This is because, due to the requirements for jobs and entertainment, people are spending more time to sit in front of computers, televisions which strains eyes and causes eye irritation. Moreover, the other reasons may come from makeup and poor sleep. All of them can also leave puffy exhausted eyes[1].

Eye irritation can cause itchy, dry and redness to your eyes, which makes them look tired and causes discomforts to your life. Therefore, treating irritated eyes quickly is very necessary. Fortunately, the problem can be solved easily at home by following these simple home remedies for irritated eyes.

Here are top 15 simple and natural home remedies for irritated eyes that you can apply easily to deal with this annoying and even, dangerous problem.

1. Cold compress

Cold compress is very useful in relieving the eyelids and irritated eyes[2].

Ice cubes - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Take some ice cubes and put them into water to get ice water. Splash this water onto your face and eyes. After that, wrap some ice cubes into a soft cloth then apply the cloth on closed eyelids. Keep this for few minutes then remove.

As soon as you apply this home remedy, the situation will be improved.

2. Chamomile

Take one teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers and mix it well with a cup of boiled water then leave this for 5 minutes. After that, strain the water and let it cool down naturally. Use this water to wash your eyes carefully.

Chamomile - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Alternatively, you can mix 12 drops of tincture of chamomile with a cup of boiled water and use this solution to wash your eyes. It will bring the same effects[3][4][5].

Learn more about other benefits of chamomile at Home Remedies for Swollen Glands.

3. Goldenseal

Take 2 teaspoons of goldenseal and put into a cup. Pour boiled water into the cup and let the herb be steeped for few minutes. After that, take a cotton washcloth to soak into the solution. Remove the excessive water and apply the washcloth onto your eyelids[6][7].

Goldenseal - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Follow this home remedy 3 times a day to get the best results.

4. Cucumber

Cucumber is very popular in treating eye irritation and inflammation as it can soothe your eyes and reduce soreness.

Cucumber - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Slide a cucumber and put it into ice cold water for about 10 minutes. After that, take 2 of them out of the water and place directly onto your eyes in 10 minutes then remove.

Learn more about other benefits of cucumbers at How to Get Rid of Blemishes.

5. Tea bags

Tea bags have a lot of bioflavonoids that can help in fighting against viral and bacterial infections as well as reducing inflammation[8].

Tea bags - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Put a green tea bag into a cup of hot water and leave it for few minutes. After that, take the tea bag out and let it cool down. Then, place the bag on the affected eye for several minutes. Follow this home remedy 3-4 times a day to see the best results.

The tannic acid in green tea will help soothe itching soon.

6. Water

Water is an essential element that plays very important roles in your body. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain the level of water in your body to keep your eyes always healthy.

All you need to do is just drink a large amount of water during the day. You should not wait until you feel thirsty because it is a signal that your body is lack of water. Instead, actively drink water as much as you can and the results coming is worth-to-pay.

7. Chilled spoons

The cool temperature can help constrict the blood vessels, leading to the decrease of redness and puffiness in your eyes. That is the reason why chilled spoon is considered as a very useful home remedy for treating irritated eyes.

Put 4 metal spoons into a glass of cold ice water. After that, take the spoons out and place them on each eye. When the spoons become warm, replace them by the other ones. Continue this process until swelling subsides.

8. Witch hazel

Witch hazel has astringent properties that can be very useful in preventing inflammation as well as reducing the level of swelling.

Witch Hazel - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Pour an enough amount of witch hazel into a cup. Then take a cotton pad or cotton ball to soak into the liquid. Place the pad directly onto your closed eyelid and keep this for several minutes. The situation will be soon improved.

9. Aloe Vera juice

Aloe Vera juice can be used in treating irritated eyes as it can help soothe the itching as well as relieve the level of inflammation[9][10].

Cut half an Aloe Vera leaves then extract the gel inside. Freeze the gel and then mix it well with a little amount of cold water. Take a clean piece of cotton then soak it into the mixture. Place this piece directly onto your closed eyelid. The result well come soon.

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10. Frozen vegetables

Put vegetable into your refrigerator to frozen them. Then wrap them into a thin towel and place it onto the affected eye. Wait for about 10 minutes then remove.

Frozen vegetables - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Frozen vegetables will bring you some surprising effects on treating irritated eyes.

11. Castor oil

Castor oil has effects of soothing the eye and reducing the swelling and redness. Therefore it is very helpful in treating irritated eyes[11][12].

Rinse off a dropper with clean water then dry. After that, suck pure castor oil into the dropper and administer 1 drop into each eye. Follow this method 3 times a day and continue for several days until the symptoms no longer exist.

Castor oil is also used to treat tinnitus. Read more Home Remedies for Tinnitus.

12. Warm milk and honey

Honey is well known for its anti-bacterial properties and milk is very good at soothing. The combination of milk and honey can help soothe and treat conjunctivitis effectively.

Milk and Honey - Home Remedies for Irritated Eyes

Mix an enough amount of milk with the equal amount of honey together until you can get a smooth mixture. Then warm up this mixture and use an eyedropper to drop 2-3 drops of this mixture to your eyes. Also you can use honey with milk as a compress. Both ways will bring the same effects.

13. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar contains a lot of malic acid which can help fight against bacterial infection. That is the reason why the vinegar is used in treating irritates eyes[13].

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar then put it in a cup of water dilute this vinegar with water and use it as eyewash water. Follow the treatment few times every day to treat irritated eyes completely.

14. Potato

Astringent components in potato are very helpful in reducing inflammation causing by irritated eyes.

Clean a potato and grate it well then place it onto the eye to prevent inflammation. Also, you can make potato into a poultice and place it over the effected eye in about 15 minutes.

Follow methods with potato 3 nights continuously to see the improvement.

15. Rose water

Rose water can help in the situation of irritated eyes by providing immediately relief as well as soothing burning just after about 5 minutes.

Take an enough amount of rose water in a cup. Then use a cotton ball to dip into the water. Place the soaked cotton ball over the affected eye and wait for several minutes.

Follow this home remedy several days to help the eye recovery soon.

*Disclaim: The effectiveness from applying these natural tips will be depended on the body condition of the applicant.

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