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Five ways to treat conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye or eye flu can be treated at home at the early stages with just a little care.

Updated: Sep 14, 2014, 09:23 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/R. Nandini

New Delhi: Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye or eye flu can be treated at home at the early stages with just a little care.

It can cause a lot of discomfort if left untreated. Therefore, one should keep in mind the basic ways of treating it as soon as it occurs.

Here are a few simple ways to help you fight conjunctivitis:

Splash water: The best way to heal your eyes is to keep it clean and germ free with frequent washes.

Cucumber: Placing cucumber slices onto your eyes can provide instant relief from the burning sensation during an eye flu.

Honey: It is said that due to the anti-bacterial properties of honey, it can be used as an oral medication by simply mixing 2 spoons of it into a glass of lukewarm water.

Avoid touching: Constant touching or rubbing the eyes can aggravate the irritation and itching sensation caused by the flu.

Turmeric milk: Turmeric is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, add half a teaspoon of turmeric into a warm glass of milk and drink it the first thing in the morning. It will speed up the healing process magnificently.