Home Remedies for Itching Eyes

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An itchy eye is a very common problem. The problem worsens in a high-polluted environment or during allergy season. As the name suggests, itchy eyes means an unpleasant itchy sensation in and around the eyes. The problem can be recurring for those who frequently touch or rub their eyes. Health experts suggest finding out the cause of itchy eyes before looking for the solution.

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For instant relief, there are some easy-to-follow natural treatments for itchy eyes. Many of these remedies use readily available ingredients from your kitchen. Here are the top 10 home remedies for itching eyes.

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1. Cold Compress

Applying cold compresses around the effected eye area can help you to get instant relief. The simplest way to do this is to soak a cloth in ice cold water and place it over your eyes. Do this several times a day. Chamomile tea bags used as cold compresses can also help relieve itching eyes.

  1. Put chamomile tea bags in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  2. Place the chilled tea bags over the affected eye(s) for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Do this three to four times a day for fast recovery.

2. Cucumber

Cucumbers contain anti-irritation properties that help in reducing inflammation, puffiness, swelling and irritation contributing to itchy eyes.

  1. Thoroughly wash a cucumber and cut it into thin slices. Refrigerate the slices for 15 to 20 minutes, and then put them over your eyes.
  2. Repeat the process four to five times a day.

3. Rosewater

Rosewater is one of the most effective home remedies for itchy eyes. It can be used in a couple of ways.

  • Rinse your eyes with rosewater at least twice a day.
  • You can also use rosewater as eye drops for instant relief. Put four to five drops of rosewater into the inflamed eye.

4. Cold Milk

Milk is also one of the popular home remedies for itchy eyes.

  1. Dab a cotton ball in cold mike and rub it around the eyes. You can also place a cotton ball soaked in milk on the eyes as a compress for an instant cooling effect.
  2. Do this twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.

5. Water and Salt

Water and salt are easily available and helpful in treating painful and itchy eyes.

  1. Make a natural eye wash by mixing a cup of distilled water with one teaspoon of salt. Boil the solution until the salt dissolves completely.
  2. Allow the solution to cool and then use it to flush the eyes.

6. Green Tea

Green tea has many health benefits including providing relief from itchy eyes.

  1. Make an eye wash by boiling two green tea bags in one cup of distilled water. Allow it to cool completely.
  2. Flush the eyes twice a day with the solution until your symptoms subside.
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  1. Washing your face might help and maybe some Hot Chocolate with milk might help with kids.

  2. patricia asieba April 23, 2013, 2:01 pm

    thanks for the information shared i tried it and it sooth my itchy eye

  3. awesome TYou I just bathed my eye with milk & WOW It honestly feels so Good.I THINK I May have the beginning if a STY Is there another easy home remedy? Thank You for sharing the milk with us ** A Happy Chappy **

  4. The milk is wonderful!!!!!!!! I even let the milk drip down in my eyes and its like instant relief!!!! Thank you so much!

  5. Thanx veeery much for ur grate advice m the most happiest person ever.. :)

  6. I found the milk helpful but when I used it the things I could see. We’re mildly grey / white it does wear off but it works a treat

  7. VENKATESH IYER June 18, 2013, 1:53 pm

    As usual Iam experiencing itchy eyes that lead to sneez and cold. I will try milk or potato tonight.

  8. I’ve literally been itching my eyes for days due to hayfever and nothing worked….until I bathed them with milk! Thank you so much!

  9. Tried the milk and it is amazing how much better my eyes feel. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Adamu Abubakar June 26, 2013, 2:00 pm

    I am very happy, I would help my sister with that information.

  11. I will try cocumber this evening. thanks for the info.

  12. Just tried the milk after searching for ways to help me…. It’s definitely taken the edge off of the itchiness and stinging but eyes are still extremely hot. Have tried eye drops a while ago and the milk actually worked better. Only down side is that I really don’t like the smell you get after (I seem to be rather sensitive to the smell of milk!) and the fact that it goes a bit sticky around your eyes. Would never have thought to try milk though, so thanks! (Not sure if its just because its cold or whether there’s a magic ingredient that actually scientifically helps but it works never the less!)

  13. Reshma latchman August 5, 2013, 3:07 pm

    The milk did a wonderful job. And the other stuff also help remove the dark circle around the eye.

  14. it seems so many people tried milk and it worked out. I have been itching my eyes out for the last two or three days…..so let me see what mr milk can do

  15. my son gets itchy eyes in the mornings when he wakes up. i will try the milk! thanks!

  16. I love the milk I took a cue tip dipped it in the milk and rubbed it around the inside of my eyes where they were itching and it stop immediately. Thanks so much .

  17. I am lactose intolerant so I didn’t have any milk. Instead I used the Green Tea and OMG I had to come say thank you. I work from home as a Lead Customer Service Agent. My job is to watch the chat room for questions and help the agents resolve issues. I am the only Lead who works on Saturday so taking the day off was not an option. With eyelids that felt like sandpaper and eyeballs that throb with each cough and then it would take my eyes at least 5 mins to recover so I had to do something quick. Thanks again!

  18. the milk thing does really work. I am so glad i tried it.

  19. Guys we usw the salt solution back home as a tropical
    Treatment and it always works.
    to add to the milk treatment; you can even use breast milk as eye drops.
    We do that as well back home and it reduces red eyes, soothes sore eyes
    Itchy eyss etc. Good luck. And thank you.!!

  20. Thanks very very much I put cold milk as u said and it cooled my eyes went to sleep .its great GOD BLESS.

  21. Thank you for the tip, the milk is good. I’m off to the buy more now.

  22. The milk works like magic.my child had swollen itchy eyes and it was holiday time all the nearby doctors and clinics were closed so I googled and got this site.milk saved my day.

  23. Please advice me if I have to add water in the milk or just wholemeal milk? I am too bad with itchy eyes.


  24. Am happy I visited this site. My eyes has being itching me for a month now. Will try d milk out and see if it works for me and get back to you guys!

  25. My sister had itchy, red, watery and swollen eyes ,so I used cold milk on the eye and later washed it off with aloe Vera juice and milk and she had an instant relief

  26. i had this irritating itching eyes! yhea thanx milk dd a best

  27. I had no milk but tried the cucumber and it worked very well. I live in South Korea and the pollution was bad today…

  28. Does it matter what kind of milk? Will carnation milk do?


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