Madras Eye (conjunctivitis) - A simple cure
Madras, that wonderful city, aka heaven on earth, is famous for quite many a thing. It is also famous for Madras eye, which typically occurs around June/July, when the first rains come in after summer.
While many a quacks make money, and quite many stupid people pay money to get themselves cured of Madras eye, there is a simple cure for it; a cure that I have personally used and recommended to quite many people with great success.
The basic symptom of Madras eye is bloodshot redness, followed by swelling in the eye, and a little bit of pain.
Like many other viruses, there is no specific cure for this.
The easiest way to get rid of Madras eye is this -- take two pieces of cotton, sufficient enough to cover your closed eyes completely. Wet it with water, common tap water would do. No need to use mineral water. Place the wet cotton pieces onto your eyes and lie down. As and when the cotton gets dry, keep wetting them. Do this for one full day, approximately 24 hours. After that, you would see that the redness disappears, and you are left with just swollen eyes, that would go away in a few hours or so.
The advantage of this method is two fold; you save on a visit to the doctor, and you get one full day of rest. Try beating that ;-)
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 10:35 AM