Itching eyes are actually a symptom of an underlying cause. Though itching in the eyes does not cause any threat to eyesight, it can be a source of irritation and anxiety.
Causes of itchy eyes
1. Bacterial infections
2. Dryness of the eyes
3. Poor hygiene
Eye itching and redness due to asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema
4. Wrong & improper use of contact lenses can cause itching & conjunctivitis
Warm climate may increase itching of the eyes
5. Sensitivity to particular cosmetics may cause redness & itching of the eyes.
Generally antihistamine drops are used to soothe eye itching created by unfavorable susceptibility. The best strategy to control eye itching is to avoid allergens.
1. Cold compress
Sprinkle cool water all over face and eye. After that, take ice packs or ice cubes, cover them with a clean cotton towel and place it on shut eyelids. This aides ease the eyelids and aggravated eyes.
1. Put used chamomile tea bags in the refrigerator for half an hour. Place the chilled tea bags over the affected eyes for at least 10 minutes. Do this three to four times a day for fast recovery.
2. Add 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers to 1 cup of boiled water. Steep for 5 minutes, strain, let it cool, and use as an eyewash. It can also be made into a compress.
3. OR, add 12 drops of tincture of chamomile to 1 cup of boiled water, let it cool, and utilize it as eyewash.
1. Cucumbers have anti-irritant properties that reduce inflammation, puffiness, swelling and irritation contributing to itchy eyes.
2. Cut two slices of cucumber, and refrigerate the slices for 15 to 20 minutes, and then place them over your eyes, sit back and relax for at least 10 minutes. Repeat the process four to five times a day.
4. Tea bags
Tea contains bioflavonoid which fights viral and bacterial infections and can help decrease inflammation. Put a soggy green or black teabag on the influenced eye for 5-10 minutes. Repeat a few times each day. On the off chance that your eye is swollen, dampen the teabag with cool water. The tannic acid in the tea will reduce the itching.
5. Green tea
Make an eye wash by heating up two green tea bags in one glass of refined water. Permit it to cool totally. Flush the eyes twice a day with the solution until your symptoms subside.
6. Cold bread
Keep some bread in refrigerator for 2-3 hours, then place cold bread on your eyelids for few minutes. It will help to reduce irritation, itchiness and inflammation. It works!
7. Honey and warm milk
Honey has amazing anti-bacterial properties. Preparing eyewash with warm milk and honey can help to soothe and treat conjunctivitis. Use equal parts (1 teaspoon) of both honey and milk, making sure the milk is warm (not boiling). Combine them. Use an eyedropper and put 2-3 drops into your eye a few times each day. Then again, you can utilize this mixture as a pack. The anti-bacterial properties in the honey and the soothing effects of the milk will begin to work promptly.
8. Cold milk
Dab a cotton ball in cold milk and rub it around the eyes. You can likewise put a cotton ball absorbed in milk on the eyes as a compress for an instant cooling effect. Do this twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
9. Fenugreek seeds
Soak fenugreek seeds in water for about 8 to 10 hours. Grind the seeds with sufficient water to make a smooth consistency paste. Apply this paste over your eyes and let it stay for 20 minutes.
Rinse the paste off your eyes with cold water. Repeat this twice a day until you get complete relief from itching eyes.
10. Aloe vera
1. Freeze Aloe Vera juice and after that mix it with a tiny bit of cold water and utilizing a clean bit of cotton, place this mixture over your eyes.
2. Mix Aloe Vera gel extracted from an aloe leaf with one teaspoon of honey and one-half cup of elderberry blossom tea. Rinse your eyes with the solution at least twice a day until the problem is solved.
3. You can simply use Aloe Vera juice as eyewash.
1. Grate a potato and place on the eye for 15 minutes. It is an astringent and will help reduce the inflammation. Do this for 2-3 times a day.
2. Cut a raw potato into thin slices and keep them in the refrigerator for several minutes. Put the chilled slices over your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes. Do this daily for two to three days, at night before going to sleep.
12. Water and salt
This blend is useful for irritated and inflamed eyes and helps wash away the debris collected in the eyes. Furthermore, salt being an antibacterial agent eliminates microscopic organisms.
1. In a glass of distilled pure water, include a teaspoon of salt. This is a natural eye wash. Heat up this natural eye wash until the salt totally disintegrates in the water. Permit the water to cool to room temperature and after that flush your eyes with this water to get ease from itching eyes.
13. Chilled spoon
Place four metal spoons in a glass of ice water. At the point when chilled, place one spoon on each one eye. As the spoons start to warm, switch them with the spoons chilling in the glass of ice water. Proceed until swelling subsides. The cold the metal spoons constricts the blood vessels, which helps diminish redness and puffiness in the eye zone.
14. Baking soda
Baking soda solution can soothe the eyes and help to fight infections. Make a solution of baking soda by mixing 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in ½ cup water. Wash your eyes thoroughly with this solution to soothe your eye.
Pure rosewater is soothing and cooling for the eyes and helps clear them.
1. Take a cotton ball soaked in rose water and place it over the eyes. This will help to soothe and most of the burning will be gone after about five minutes.
2. Wash your eyes with rosewater at least two times a day.
3. Use rosewater as eye drops for instant relief. Put three drops of rosewater into the aggravated eye.
16. Castor oil
Many commercial eye drops contain castor oil. Use a clean dropper and then suck pure castor oil in the cleaned dropper. Put a single drop of castor oil in each eye. Continue this process three to four times a day to reduce eye swelling and provide a soothing effect to your eyes.
17. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic properties and anti bacterial properties, hence help to fight many infections of the eyes causing eye itching.
1. Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with one cup of water. Use this solution to wash your eyes to get relief from itching and irritation.
2. Wrap a sack of frozen vegetables in a slim towel9you need to be able to feel the cold through it) Place it over closed eyes for 10-15 minutes.
18. Frozen vegetables
Wrap a sack of frozen vegetables in a slim towel9you need to be able to feel the cold through it) Place it over closed eyes for 10-15 minutes.
19. Vegetable Juices
Juice from raw vegetables, especially carrots and spinach, can be of incredible help to treat bothersome eyes. The juices can be utilized independently or combined together. Just drink the fresh juice twice every day until you get relief.
It is important for you to drink plenty of water every day to stay hydrated. Drink at least 10 glasses of water every day to keep your eyes hydrated. This will help in preventing itchiness.
21. Artificial tears
Fake tears are likewise a decent approach to lubricate your aggravated eyes. Include two drops of fake tears twice a day. It will help dampen the eyes. However, don’t utilize lubricating drops that contain additives for more than 3 to 4 times each day. You can likewise make your own particular saline arrangement by adding one teaspoon of table salt to a liter of refined water.
22. Witch hazel
Use witch hazel soaked cotton balls or gauze pad as a cold compress on your closed eyes. Leave it for a couple of minutes. Redo this three times each day to get powerful results. The astringent properties of witch hazel will help in diminishing swelling of the eyes.
Take two teaspoons of Goldenseal herb powder and mix it with a cup of water. Bring it to boil and utilize it as a warm compress on your eyes to get effective relief from itching eyes. You can also use this solution as an eye drop. Add two to three drops of this solution in your eyes thrice a day to get relief from itching eyes.
24. Calendula juice
Prepare a mixture of calendula juice and water and wash your eyes with this mixture 2 to 3 times in a day to reduce the inflammation resulting from itchy eyes.
An eye drop can be prepared with the use of eyebright extract (2 to 3 drops) and warm water. You can pour this mixture in eye cups and place the cups on the eyes for 60 seconds. Repeat this multiple times in a day for quick relief from itchy eyes.