Pink Eye Treatment
Many people get an uncomfortable condition in their eye. The eyes turn red and they have to deal with unrelenting itching, inflammation and tearing up. Some even report feeling like something is inside of their eye burning it. These are the sensations of conjunctivitis (commonly known as pink eye).
Compresses (Cold and Warm). In order to deal with the itching in the eye, a cold compress can help soften that and also reduce the amount of swelling that is caused by the pink eye. This is very common when people get pink eye from an allergic reaction. Rather than cold compresses, warm compresses are used for soothing pain. They also help to keep eyes from becoming dry and the discharge common with pink eye from drying out eyelashes.
To properly create a compress, soak a cloth with the appropriate temperature water before wringing it out. The compress needs to be placed on the eye and left for 10 minutes. This should be done three times per day. It’s also important to be very careful and not put it over both eyes. When only one eye has pink eye, doing that can potentially lead to both eyes having it instead.