Conjunctivitis is commonly termed as Pink eye or Madras eye. It is the inflammatory condition of your conjunctiva (the thin transparent membrane covering your eyeball and underside of your eyelid).
Causes of Conjunctivitis

  • Bacterial or viral infection.
  • Allergy due to dust, smoke, the fur of pet animals or pollen.
  • Irritation due to contact lens, cosmetics, shampoo and other personal care products.
  • Presence of foreign body.
  • Infection can spread from infected person to you by using the objects contaminated by their eye discharge.

Signs and Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

  • Redness of your eye or eyes.
  • Watering.
  • Mild pain, burning sensation and irritation.
  • Itching.
  • Profuse discharge.
  • Swelling.

Management of Conjunctivitis

  • Do cold or warm compress using a sterile cotton piece.
  • You can use eye drops like ophthacare or itone or rasanjana.
  • Be cautious while putting drops or while giving compress. You may transmit the infection to the other eye.
  • Stop using contact lenses and applying eye makeup.
  • Keep your pillow cover, handkerchief, towel, and other personal care products clean.
  • Don’t repeatedly touch your eyes.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • You can clean your eyes with Triphala and Yashtimadhu decoction.
  • Internally you can take Triphala guggulu, Yashtimadhu, Triphala, Avipattikar churna and Amalaki churna.
  • Avoid sour and spicy foods.

Additional Reading:
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This summer Madras Eye becoming drug resistant
Conjunctivitis – An Overview
Organic Yashtimadhu Powder for Conjunctivitis