Cures for burning eyes

I have one eye that keeps burning. I have had my eye's checked and have been told that my eye itself looks good. Just to get tear drop which do not help.

Causes of Burning Eyes

The most common cause of burning eyes is exposure to pollutants in the environment. Allergies, wearing contact lenses for an extended period of time, conjunctivitis, exposure to chlorine in a swimming pool, or symptoms of some other disease could cause burning eyes.

Chemical causes of burning eyes include exposure to cleaning agents in the house, make up, soap, moisturizers, shampoo, and chlorine in the swimming pool. Environmental causes include mould, wind, smoke, dry air, pollen, exposure to the sun, dust, smog, or pet dander. Eye infections including allergies, conjunctivitis, or upper respiratory infections could also cause burning eyes. In rare cases, burning eyes may be a symptom of a serious health condition that needs to be diagnosed by your physician immediately; this could include periorbital cellulitis, iritis and uveitis.

A person suffering from burning eyes could experience other symptoms like discharge from the eyes, excessive tearing, eye pain, itching, redness in the eye and watering.

Remedies for Burning Eyes

Before finding a remedy for your burning eyes, it is important to find out the source of the eye burn, after which you can get it treated accordingly. You can also avoid this condition by taking preventive measures. Either way, consult your physician to verify the cause, and then try some home remedies to treat the condition, if he/she approves.

  • One remedy for burning and watery eyes is to use artificial tears 4 to 6 times a day. Make sure that you only purchase artificial tears and not eye drops as they could worsen your symptoms. If these do not work, consult your doctor who may prescribe some antihistamines which should help with the treatment.
  • Wash your eyelids carefully with very mild baby shampoo; this could help increase the secretion of oil to your eyes. Make sure that your hands are clean and dry before rubbing the lower eyelid area, close to your eyelashes. Once you are done, rinse your face to get rid of all the shampoo.
  • Applying a cool compress on your eyes could give you some much needed relief. Make sure that the cloth is clean before placing it over your eye and remember to change it periodically throughout the day.
  • The perfect solution is to give your eyes some rest. If you are working at the computer for extended periods of time make a conscious effort to blink and exercise your eyes.
  • If excess exposure to the sun is causing your burning eyes, wearing sunglasses might help. Make sure that you shield your eyes from the glare at all times.

Having healthy eyes are vital to your quality of life, hence do not hesitate to contact your physician if you have troublesome symptoms.



answered by A S

For burning eyes try these home remedies -

  • Put a drop of rose water in the burning eye or just dab a cotton ball in rose water and place it on the burning eye. This will very effectively soothe your burning eye.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes as this might increase the burning sensation.
  • Blink your eyes more as far as possible and avoid any kind of strain on eyes.
  • Rub your hands and place them on the eyes lightly without putting pressure on the eyeball. This will help your eyes relax.
  • Place a thin slice of cucumber on the eye and relax for 20 minutes. This will also help to soothe the burning sensation.
  • To keep your eyes clean and refreshed, splash your eyes with cold water 3-4 times a day.

answered by S P

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