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Introduction to Sore Eyes

Everyone is well aware of the fact that the eyes are one of the most important organs of the body, and people realize this when they experience any type of eye problems.

Sore eyes is another name for conjunctivitis, which is also known as pink eye. When a person has this condition, the eyes are red, watery and itchy a lot. This condition is also extremely contagious.

The infection usually reaches its peak within three or four days, and begins to subside after about two weeks at most.


It is important to visit a doctor if you suspect that you have sore eyes, because a doctor will be able to diagnose the problem properly and then prescribe the proper medication for getting rid of the problem.

Usually the doctor will recommend some type of medicated eye drops or ointments that are specifically made for treating sore eyes.

Most of these medications contain chloramphenicol, which is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis.

The doctor could also recommend anti-inflammatory medications and antiviral ones as well to help get rid of the symptoms or at least reduce them as much as possible.

There are also some effective home remedies that can be used to relieve sore eyes.

Home treatments

A good home remedy for treating sore eyes is putting grated apples on the eyes. It will help to relieve the itching and swelling.

Another similar treatment is using slices of cucumbers instead, placing them over the eyes for about half an hour.

Rose water is also helpful when a person has sore eyes. The procedure is simple, just take a cotton ball soaked in rose water and place it over the eyes.

A person can also add salt to boiled water and then also dip a cotton ball in it and apply it to the eye.

This will provide immediate relief and most of the itching will be gone after about five minutes.

Also, a person with sore eyes can crush some coriander leaves in boiled water and then wash the eyes with the water.

This should be performed very regularly during the course of the day, and every time you are washing your eyes, you should do it for 10 minutes at a time.

Fresh cow milk soaked into cotton balls, sprinkled with some potash alum powder can help to get rid of the itching and redness of sore eyes.

Chamomile tea and green tea bags soaked in warm water can also be used.

Aloe Vera is another great home remedy. Add some to water and then soak a cotton cloth in it, then place the cloth over the eyes and clean the eyes gentle with it.

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