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Pink eye is the colloquial term for conjunctivitis, which is a condition in which the conjunctiva is swollen. The conjunctiva is a layer covering the whites of the eyes. Pink eye leads to watering, redness, pain, discharge, and redness in one or both eyes. It occurs due to a viral or bacterial infection or as a consequence of some allergic reaction.

Typically, pink eye is not serious. It tends to cure itself in a week or two. However, since it's highly contagious, so faster healing is ideal. If you have pink eye, try the following nine remedies to attain relief from symptoms.

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1. Salt Water

A simple saltwater wash is a convenient remedy for pink eye that requires no exotic ingredients or procedures. Boil 1 cup of water with a half teaspoon of salt added. Use this solution as an eyewash or as eye drops. Rinsing the eyes several times a day flushes out the infection so you can recover more quickly.

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