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Home remedies for watery eyes

Watery eyes may occur as a result of excessive tear production, inflammation or inadequate drainage of normal tears. Knowing a few home remedies for watery eyes can prove helpful to cure the condition.

Home Remedies By Himanshu SharmaJul 13, 2015

Watery eyes

Watering eyes (epiphora) can be described as a condition in which tears are produced without an obvious cause and don’t properly drain away. Most times, watery eyes resolve with home treatment.

Cold/Warm compresses

Blockage of tear ducts is one of the causes of watery eyes. Cold/Warm compresses can remove crust from the eyes besides loosening up toxins to help you get rid of redness and irritation that is often caused by watery eyes.

Tea bag

Just like warm compresses, using tea bags can be an effective home treatment for watery eyes. Keep tea bags in warm water for a few minutes. Once the tea bag has warmed up, place it on eyes. Chamomile, peppermint and spearmint are best for treating watery eyes.

Baking soda

You can make an eye wash solution for watery eyes at home. To make one, dissolve 1 teaspoonful of baking soda in a cup of water. Rinse the eyes with the solution 2-3 times per day or as needed.

Ascorbic acid crystals with baking soda

Add half a spoonful of ascorbic acid crystals and half a spoonful of baking soda in a cup of warm water. Stir solution for 2 minutes to dissolve the crystals. Rinse eyes with the solution 3 times a day.

Salt water solution

Irritation and itchiness often accompany watery eyes. If that is the case, use water and salt to cure itchy eyes at home. Salt being an antibacterial agent kills bacteria and flushes toxins out of your eyes. Repeat several times a day for 3 days.

When you suspect a foreign particle has caused the problem

If there is a foreign body (such as particle of dust or crust around the corner), a clean wet washcloth can help you clean your eyes. To wipe away tears, use a wet washcloth and not your hands as the latter may have lots of bacteria on them.

Coconut oil

We are all aware of how good a moisturiser coconut oil is. Rubbing it around your eyes provides a soothing relief to the eyes.


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