How To Alleviate Red Eyes?

How the alleviate red eyes?

The human body is an embodiment of many fascinating sciences. Our body functions intricately and is strong yet delicate. Some components are super strong, while the others are fragile. The eye is one of the most sensitive organs of the body. Our eye helps us in seeing things around us. It’s not the eye that typically sees – our eyes have numerous sensory receptor that transmits signals to our brains that helps us see the image in front of us.

Here are some amazing facts about our eyes:

  • Your eyes weigh about 0.25 ounce
  • A human eye can differentiate close to 10 million colours
  • The eye can focus on 50 different objects every second
  • It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open

These are very few fascinating facts about our eyes. Being one of the essential organs of our body, we must care for it. Our eyes often succumb to various threats as they are directly exposed to the environment. Eyelids protect our eyes from getting in direct contact with any harsh dust particles.

If it’s not taken care of properly, it might lead to various diseases. Here are common eye problems that you should be aware of:

  • Red eyes
  • Night Blindness
  • Lazy eye
  • Nystagmus
  • Colourblindness
  • Uveitis
  • Presbyopia
  • Floaters
  • Dry eyes
  • Excess tearing
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Pink eye/ Conjunctivitis
  • Eyelid problems
  • Vision changes
  • Problems due to contact lenses

Red Eyes

Red-eye is a condition in which the white area around your eyes becomes blood-red. It can either come in one eye or can be affected in both eyes. Here are some of the symptoms that are connected to red-eyes:

  • Dryness
  • Irritation
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision

Red-eyes can be caused due to various reasons. Red-eyes occur when the blood vessels in the eyes swell ad spread across the white portion of the eyes. One of the reasons for red-eyes is an injury. However, if you are aware that you haven’t hurt your eyes, here are some of the other reasons that you should be looking up to know why you got that bloodshot:

    • Allergy – Any foreign element in your eyes can trigger uneasiness. Allergies can be caused by anything around you. It can be as thin as your hair strand. Dust or smoke can lead to irritation like itching, burning or tearing. Other symptoms might also include sneezing and nose block.Foreign Particles
    • Dry eyes can be caused when our eyes cannot produce enough tears. Sometimes tears produced evaporate soon than enough. This can cause pain, ulcer, and in rare cases, vision loss. Some symptoms include – eye fatigue, tired eyes, no tears, and burning sensation.Eye Tears
    • Glaucoma is a state when there’s fluid build-up in the eyes and tat pressure causes pressure on your optic nerve. Common symptoms include pain in the eyes, headache, nausea and vomiting.Glaucoma Errors
    • Pink eye mostly occurs due to virus or bacteria. It is also called conjunctivitis. One of the main causes can be the chlorine from a swimming pool. Common symptoms show more than usual tears, burning or itchy eyes, white/ yellow discharge from eyes.Conjuctivities


Symptoms of Red Eyes

Like it’s said, prevention is better than cure; it is good to keep yourself protected from foreign ailments that can cause any of these harmful effects. Here are some significant symptoms that you should be looking for:


    • Irritation in eyes
    • Sudden sensitivity to light
    • Severe headache and blurred vision
    • Swollen eyes
    • Pain in the eyes
    • Fever
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Puss or white liquid oozing from eyes

Symptoms of Glaucoma

When you find any of these symptoms, please reach out to a doctor who will be able to provide a timely solution to your problem, proper post-analysis. Red eyes can also be treated with home remedies. It is necessary to stick to the resource to yield results.

Treatment For Red Eyes

It is necessary to stick to the resource to yield results. Here are some of the solutions to help you get rid of red-eyes:

#1. The cold treatment

Soak a cotton cloth in cold water and squeeze off the excess water. Put them on your eyes for some time. Repeat this for a few days. If the problem persists, reach out to your doctor. A cold vegetable bag can also help in this.

Ice Water

#2. The warm treatment

Take a steamed towel and place it on your eyes. The heat from it will ease the irritation. Alternatively, put some rock salt in a cotton pouch, heat it occasionally by running it over a dry pan and dab it on your eyes. Make sure the press is warm and not too hot.

Hot Water

#3. Watch out

Stay away from dust and smoke that might trigger the pain and infection.

#4. Antibiotics

Take the medicines prescribed by the doctor religiously and the eye drops if they’re prescribed.


#5. Sandalwood

Sandalwood is said to have excellent cooling properties. Take a sandalwood stick and extract some paste. Apply it on your eyelids.

Sandal Wood

#6. Lens

If you are using contact lenses, try and get a new pair. Sometimes, red eyes can also be from unchanged contact lenses.

Eye Lens

Even after doing one of these if you still see that there’s a problem with your eyes, reach out to the doctor. Never experiment on self-medication. Make sure you get the right and necessary help. Besides these, there are some other ‘to-dos’ that can help you stay away from such infections. Stay away from harmful elements like smoke, dust and chlorine, and pollen.

Wear glasses or plain specs while travelling to keep dust at bay. If you wear make-up, make sure you clean it every night before going to bed. Frequently wash your eyes with water. Get your eyesight checked once in six months to keep a track on it. The eyes are very sensitive and we must take care of them to keep any eye problems away. Being able to see is one of the most significant gifts, and all we can do is keep that gift treasured and safe.

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