CONJUNCTIVITIS AND ITS HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT
Redness and inflammation of eyes (conjunctiva), itchiness and watery eyes and sticky coating on eye lashes are few symptoms that indicate that you are suffering from conjunctivitis. It is often refer to as red eye.
It may be caused due to an infection usually viral, but sometimes bacterial (infective conjunctivitis), irritants such as shampoos, dirt, smoke, and pool chlorine (irritant conjunctivitis); allergies, like dust, pollen, or a special type of allergy that affects some contact lens wearers (allergic conjunctivitis). Conjunctivitis often doesn’t require treatment as the symptoms usually clear up within a couple of weeks. If treatment is necessary, the type of treatment will depend on the cause.
Irritant conjunctivitis will clear up as soon as whatever is causing it is removed.
In case of allergic conjunctivitis if possible, avoid the substance that triggered the allergy.
It’s best not to wear contact lenses until the symptoms have cleared up. Any sticky or crusty coating on the eyelids or lashes can be cleansed with cotton wool and water.
Washing your hands regularly and avoiding sharing pillows or towels will help prevent it spreading.
Homoeopathic medicines like euphrasia, natrum mur, argentum nitricum are the few medicines which when prescribed symptomatically, help in treating conjunctivitis.
Of these euphrasia rank top. It is of great use in case of allergic conjunctivitis. It is especially suited when there is burning, itching, redness and watery eyes. While natrum mur is indicated when complaints arise in sunlight or get worse in sunshine. Argentums nitricum is indicated when there is purulent (pus) conjunctivitis.