Ailment: Blepharitis (red eyelid margins)
Make half a cup of strong black tea. Use ordinary black tea, not green tea or herbal tea. Do NOT add sugar or honey! It needs to be strong and dark, so let it steep for 10 minutes and give it a good stir or jiggle.
When the tea is cold, put a couple of drops in each eye every 3-4 hours. Also soak a cotton ball in the tea and use for cleaning.
Do not leave the tea out all day. It must be sterile.
Comment posted by Nikia of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia on 29 June 2014 at 1:39 2657
I didn't have conjunctivitis, but I suffer from Blepharitis, which in my case is caused by allergies and especially in the colder months, my eyes get very tired and sore and at times do get crusty and have clear discharge. Cold tea bags help with the soreness and itchiness of the eyes. Also helps stop the watering.
Just fill a cup half with cold water place tea bags in, and fill rest with hot water. Place, or dab on closed eye lids. The tea helps helps immensely with the itchiness and it helps clear up a out burst.