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Cold and Warm Eye Compresses for Pinkeye

Pinkeye is a very common and easily transferrable mild irritation of the eye. More than 3 million cases are reported in the US each year alone. Although all ages are susceptible, children between the ages of 3 and 15 are at the highest risk for contracting pinkeye. Most cases of pinkeye are caused by viral or bacterial infections, dry eyes from lack of tears or exposure to wind and sun, chemicals, fumes or smoke, or allergies. When the mucous membrane on our eyes becomes irritated or infected, it becomes red and swollen, and causes the symptoms we know as pinkeye. Luckily, the symptoms of pinkeye can be relieved at home with the proper use of cold and warm eye compresses.

Why use an eye compress to treat pinkeye?

Using an eye compress will help reduce the pain caused by a dry, irritated mucous membrane, and will help keep your eye free of drainage that could further exacerbate your infection. If you wear contacts, you’ll want to wear your regular glasses until your pinkeye symptoms have subsided. Be sure to thoroughly clean any contacts and storage containers you intend to reuse. Medical professionals like WebMD recommend the use of a cold compress and/or a warm compress to soothe painful pinkeye symptoms. The Thermalon Moist Heat Dry Eye Compress and the Thermalon Sinus Compress are perfectly designed to facilitate comfortable and convenient pinkeye treatment and expedite healing.

Use a cold eye compress for cases of pinkeye caused by allergies

Pinkeye can be caused by a variety of environmental factors. When allergies or prolonged exposure have caused your pinkeye symptoms, the use of a cold eye compress is ideal to constrict blood flow and reduce painful inflammation. Store the Thermalon Sinus Compress in your freezer for several hours and apply to enjoy the benefits of cold therapy.

Warm eye compress soothe pinkeye symptoms caused by infection

If the pinkeye was caused by a viral or bacterial infection, then you may prefer to use a warm, moist heat compress to help your eye naturally rehydrate and reduce redness and swelling. The Thermalon Moist Heat Dry Eye Compress makes it easy to treat pinkeye symptoms from the comfort of your home with moist heat therapy. Simply put the compress in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and enjoy 10 minutes of soothing moist heat. The deep penetrating moist heat stimulates natural, healthy tear production and helps relieve redness and irritation.

Remember, re-using an eye compress while you have pinkeye symptoms can spread the infection from one eye to another. Use a clean tissue every time you wipe your eye and wipe drainage away from the eye. The Thermalon Moist Heat Dry Eye Compress can be washed between each use to ensure application of a clean compress for every treatment.

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