An eye infection, such as conjunctivitis, is a common ocular ailment characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin and transparent tissue covering the front surface of the eye and lining the inner surface of the eyelids. Conjunctivitis often referred to as "red eye" can be caused by various factors including bacterial, viral, or allergic triggers.
Bacterial conjunctivitis typically results in symptoms such as:
- A gritty sensation and
- the production of yellow or greenish discharge, all of this may lead to crusting around the eyes upon waking.
Viral conjunctivitis, on the other hand, can cause similar symptoms but is often associated with watery discharge and is highly contagious.
Allergic conjunctivitis manifests as itching, redness, and tearing, and is triggered by allergens like pollen, dust, or pet dander.
While conjunctivitis is generally not considered a severe condition, it can be uncomfortable and disrupt daily activities. Proper hygiene, frequent hand washing, and avoiding touching the eyes can help prevent the spread of conjunctivitis. Treatment varies depending on the cause and severity of the infection and may involve antibiotics, antiviral medications, or anti-allergy eye drops.
However, eye infections, including conjunctivitis (commonly known as "pink or red eye"), can become more prevalent during the rainy season. Here's some detailed information about the rise of eye infections, particularly conjunctivitis, during this time:
- Increased Humidity and Moisture: Rainy seasons are characterized by higher humidity levels and increased moisture in the air. This can create an ideal environment for the growth and spread of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, which are common causes of eye infections.
- Close Contact and Crowded Spaces: During the rainy season, people tend to spend more time indoors and in close contact with others, which can facilitate the transmission of contagious infections like conjunctivitis. Crowded spaces such as public transportation, schools, and offices can contribute to the rapid spread of the infection.
- Weakened Immune Response: Exposure to fluctuating weather conditions and temperature changes during the rainy season can weaken the immune system's ability to fend off infections. This can make individuals more susceptible to contracting various infections, including those affecting the eyes.
- Allergens and Irritants: The rainy season can also lead to an increase in allergens such as pollen, mold, and dust mites. Allergic conjunctivitis is another type of eye infection that can be triggered by these allergens. Irritants carried by rainwater, such as pollutants and debris, can also contribute to eye irritation and infections.
- Poor Hygiene and Eye Care: Due to the frequent rains and wet conditions, people may not pay as much attention to proper hygiene, especially when it comes to touching their faces and eyes. This can introduce harmful microorganisms into the eyes and increase the risk of infections.
- Contaminated Water and Surfaces: Rainwater may collect in various containers, puddles, or on surfaces, creating potential breeding grounds for bacteria and other pathogens. If individuals come into contact with contaminated water or surfaces and then touch their eyes, this can lead to infections like conjunctivitis.
How can you treat Conjunctivitis or eye-infection with Ayurveda?
Our Ayurveda experts have formulated the best ayurvedic medicine for eye, Eye Refresh Kit. It is made up by combination of pure and natural ingredients and can be used especially for red eyes treatment. This kit contains the following products:
- Amla Ras: This helps to improve and preserve the eyesight. It is rich in Vitamin- C, thus, helps you attain better vision. This vitamin infused juice also strengthens the eye muscles. Another benefit of Amla ras is that it prevents Cataract.
Ingredients: It mainly consists of Amla extract and juice.
How to use: Consume 15ml on an empty stomach in morning.
- Netra Churn: This helps in overall eye health of your eyes and also helps in increasing eyes light.
Ingredients: This Netra Churn mainly consists of Amla, Mulethi, Hartikari, Tejpatra, Daru haldi and Vibhitaki.
How to use: Consume 2-3 grams of this churn in the morning and evening.
3. Panch Tulsi Drops: It's a natural immunity booster, also helps in dengue fever, diabetes, asthma, BP, Allergy, Swine flu, Cold, Fever, Blood Purification.
Ingredients: It consists of Tulsi leaves extract/juice.
How to use: Consume 1-2 drops in a cup of tea/coffee/warm water, twice a day.
- Kamdhenu Netra Drops: This drop helps in preventing redness, netting, blurring of eyes, removing the cataract and is excellent for lighting. It's the best ayurvedic eye drops.
Ingredients: This drop consists of Rasot powder, Kapoor, Haldi and Gulab Jal.
How to use: Put 2 drops twice a day, i.e. in the morning and night.
Product Kit Benefits:
- Products like Amla Ras, being loaded with Vitamin C, Shri Chyawan Ayurveda's Eye Refresh Kit is excellent for your eyes and strengthens the eye muscles and effectively prevents Cataract.
- Netra Churn helps to keep your eye health in place and help you improve your eyesight.
- Panch Tulsi Drops is good for eyes as it provides a soothing relief to your eyes and reduces the strain on your eyes. Reduces the problem of watery eyes.
- Kamdhenu Netra Drops relieves dryness and irritation and prevents further damage by keeping your eyes lubricated.
Shri Chyawan Ayurveda's Eye Refresh Kit is the best ayurvedic medicine for eye made of purely ayurvedic medicine which is derived from herbal products. This product helps in improvement of eye vision and eye sight.