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Are there any home remedies for conjunctivitis?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: It depends

Conjunctivitis can be allergic, inflammatory or infectious.
There are no home remedies for infectious or inflammatory conjunctivitis, while occasionally cool compresses and artificial tears can allevieate some of the symptoms of the allergic form. It is important to find out which type you have in order to treat it properly. For this reason, you should have an eye doctor evaluate your eyes.

In brief: It depends

Conjunctivitis can be allergic, inflammatory or infectious.
There are no home remedies for infectious or inflammatory conjunctivitis, while occasionally cool compresses and artificial tears can allevieate some of the symptoms of the allergic form. It is important to find out which type you have in order to treat it properly. For this reason, you should have an eye doctor evaluate your eyes.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Blepharitis

Conjunctivitis is a broad term meaning redness and irritation of the eyes.
The most common chronic causes are blepharitis and dry eye. Acute causes include infection and allergies. Since the causes are so varied it's best to see your ophthalmologist or primary care doctor to they can sort through the common symptoms and help you. Cool artificial tears can help till you get seen.

In brief: Blepharitis

Conjunctivitis is a broad term meaning redness and irritation of the eyes.
The most common chronic causes are blepharitis and dry eye. Acute causes include infection and allergies. Since the causes are so varied it's best to see your ophthalmologist or primary care doctor to they can sort through the common symptoms and help you. Cool artificial tears can help till you get seen.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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