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Kaylee tuener


12/11/2012

Which one is better, ice or heat for pink eye?

I got pink eyes. Should i use ice compress or heat compress? Which one is better to treat pink eyes?
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  • Jacqueline warren

    12/12/2012

    It seems that ice compress is better for pink eye. Pink eye is also called conjunctivitis in medical terms. It might be caused by bacterial, viral infection or allergies. Pink eye is the most common symptom of conjunctivitis. The treatment varies according to different types of conjunctivitis you got. As to viral conjunctivitis, there is no special treatment usually. As to bacterial infection and allergy, your doctor might prescribe some medication for you. You can adapt some home remedies to speed up the recovery. Ice compress is one of them. Generally speaking both warm and cold compress are commonly used home remedies. Cold compress is suitable for some acute eye disease or period, which can help reduce swelling and pain. As to some chronic eye disease, it seems that warm compress is better because it could help circulation around the inflammation area, relax muscles and speed up the absorbing of inflammation. As to cold compress, it should be controlled in 30 minutes each time, 4-6 times per day. While warm compress should be 5-10 minutes each time, 3-4 times per day.
  • charlene1o2

    12/11/2012

    Well, I can see that there are something wrong with your eyes. So, pink eyes is one of the most common problems with our eyes and we might suffer a lot from it. Anyway, cold or warm compressor depends on your specific situation, if your pink eyes is resulted from allergy, you could try to use cold compressor , on the contrary if it is resulted from infections, you might as well use warm compressor to relieve the bad feeling. Just get some eye drops under the doctor's directions ok?
  • ecxsrkes

    12/12/2012

    Well, generally speaking, ice could be beneficial for your pink eyes. As we know that pink eye is caused by the bacteria, irritants, even allergies. When you suffer it, your eyes will be red, bloodshot. Also, pink eye is contagious. For the treatments, you can just apply erythromycin which can be good for your pink eyes. Also, just take some ice or cool teabags under your eyes. By doing the cold compresses, it will be good for your situation.
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