The problem of red eyes or redness of the eyes may be familiar to you, since it happens to almost all of us or has happened at some time. Unlike other complications that occur in the eyes , redness is one of the most common: The small blood vessels located on the surface of the eyeball dilate and the white part of the eye turns red. Often, the redness is something that can be avoided.

How to eliminate the causes of redness in the eyes

Many factors can cause red eyes , such as cigarette smoke, tears, having a pollen allergy, pet dander, and even poor-quality cosmetics. Other causes may be related to the number of hours in front of a monitor or television, among others.

How to avoid red eyes

They can occur during a cold, flu, or acute respiratory illness as well.
Many eyes even react to changing weather and stress causing the reddish appearance of the eyeball.

These are some practical and natural solutions to avoid this problem in the eyes that do not require much effort and can bring you great benefits.

Rest your eyes

If the redness is caused by spending many hours, especially at night, in front of the computer or the constant lack of sleep, then your eyes necessarily need a good rest . Specialists point out that during sleep hours , our eyes relax and rest as well, so make sure you find time to get enough sleep . The next day you can see how your eyes no longer look red.

If you are in a job where you must read documents, and spend a lot of time reviewing readings, you should not forget to give your eyes a break. Look out the window, pour yourself some tea, or just sit with your eyes closed for a moment.

If your case is to spend long hours in front of the computer monitor, this can cause a strong tension of the eye muscle that leads to fatigue of the same. To avoid redness, he opts to look away several times and often encourages blinking . This will moisten your eyes and relieve the tension in your eye muscles.

Eliminate allergens

If the redness is due to an allergic reaction , but you’re not sure what it is, try to distance yourself from the products you regularly use, such as perfumes and makeup. Try to use only natural products, odorless and non-allergenic shampoos, soaps and cosmetics to avoid red eyes . And do not forget to consult with the specialist to determine the reason for the redness.

Be careful with contact lenses

Contact lenses irritate the eyes as much as allergies or long hours of watching television . The thing is, they are everyday wear and tear and rub the cornea, causing redness. At night, always remove your contact lenses. In this way you will provide oxygen to your eyes.

How to treat red eyes

Anticipating all the possible situations that can cause red eyes is unrealistic, so you will need to know how to fix vasodilation once it occurs. We will give you some guidelines that will make your look impeccably clean.

Cold compresses

Cold compresses applied to the eyelids for 20 minutes will also help narrow the blood vessels. To do this, you will need ice cubes wrapped in a clean tissue or cloth. You can also soak the cloth in ice water. Make sure the cloth is clean, to avoid an eye infection .

Usa dads

slice of fresh potato should be put on the closed eyelids and kept for 5-7 minutes. You can also use chamomile tea , soaked in a cotton ball and put it on the eyelid, and try to keep your eyes closed for 3-4 minutes.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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