7 Treatments For Puffy Eyes

The problem of puffy eyes is also referred to as ‘’Periorbital Puffiness’’. Factors responsible for this problem include thyroid, fluid retention, stress, aging, anxiety, allergy, excessive intake of alcohol and smoking. Dryness and irritation are the two common symptoms associated with this medical condition.

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A person should wash his/her eyes on a frequent basis to reduce the risk of developing this problem. Different natural treatments can relieve the problem of puffy eyes.


Natural Treatments for Puffy Eyes

Potato

The anti-inflammatory properties of potato starch can relieve the irritation associated with the problem.

A person can place raw potato slices on the eyes for 5 to 10 minutes on a regular basis to reduce the swelling. Grated potato can also be used in the treatment.

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Cold Compress

The cotton balls soaked in cold milk can be placed on the eyes multiple times in a day to treat the problem. This natural treatment can provide relief from the dryness and irritation caused by the medical condition. Cold milk can also be diluted with cold water.

A metal spoon kept in the freezer can be applied on the eyes for 3 to 5 minutes on a regular basis to reduce the puffiness. A person can put a soft cloth in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes and place it on the eyes on a frequent basis to cure the medical condition.

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Witch Hazel

Witch hazel has astringent properties. A person can thoroughly mix witch hazel extract with egg white and apply it under the eyes with the help of a brush to cure the puffiness.

Cotton balls soaked in chilled witch hazel extract can also be placed on the eyes to get the desired results. Another alternative is to keep wet witch hazel tea bags on the eyes.

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Cucumber

A person can pour a mixture of grated cucumber and basil tea in the ice tray and allow it to freeze for several hours. This mixture (in the form of ice cubes) can be applied on the eyes for a few minutes on a daily basis to treat the swelling. Fresh cucumber slices can also be placed on the eyes to get the desired results. Another alternative is to apply cucumber slices soaked in a cup of green tea (cold) on the eyes multiple times in a week.

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Green Tea

Another effective natural treatment for the problem is green tea. A person can place brewed green tea bags on the eyes for a few minutes several times in a day to reduce the puffiness.

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Chrysanthemum

Frequent consumption of chrysanthemum tea can also help in the treatment of puffy eyes. Chrysanthemum tea leaves can also be placed on the eyes to alleviate swelling resulting from allergies.

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Calendula

A few cotton balls soaked in tea prepared by boiling calendula flowers (4 teaspoons) and lavender flowers (2 teaspoons) in water can be applied (after it has cooled down) on the eyes several times in a day to reduce the swelling within a reasonable period of time. A mixture of calendula oil and grated potato can also be used in the treatment.

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