Eye infections can be quite nasty. They can be itchy, sore, and painful and are also very unsightly. Unfortunately, they are also very contagious and touching contaminated objects can be enough for you to develop an infection.
Eye infections will usually pass without having done any real harm, but they should not be treated with complacency. Eye infections are relatively easy to deal with and a course of antibiotics is often prescribed.
There are also various home remedies that you can use if you don’t want antibiotics, or if you just want to make it go away quicker. Remember it is very infectious so you should do what you can to help protect other people from the infection.
Home Remedy #1: Apple Cider Vinegar
As you can probably guess, apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar that has been made from apples. It holds a range of health benefits and is often used as an ingredient in healthy diets. It is also often used as a remedy for various conditions, including eye infections.
Apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial properties. This means that it can help to kill the germs that are causing your eye infection. It can also help to remove debris and other unwanted particles from the eyes. To use it, mix some with water and soak some up with cotton wool. Then use this to rinse out the eye every few hours or so.