Welder’s Flash – It is a painful eye condition that occurs when your eyes are over exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun. In certain cases, it is also caused due to other light sources like a camera flash or welder’s arc (welding torches).
It causes a painful inflammation on the cornea (a clear tissue that covers the front of the eye) and exhibits certain symptoms like watery eyes, light sensitivity, itchy eyes, red or dry eyes, swelling and irritation under the eyelid, blurred vision, severe pain with constant sensation of prickling, etc.
Cornea generally heals the eye problems within 2 – 3 days but this ophthalmic condition is very painful which makes you need to take acute care and treatment to protect the eyes from further damage.
If this welder’s flash is left untreated then it results in an infection of the cornea and may lead to loss of vision. Also, if you’re suffering from severe pain and experiencing blurred vision then immediately consult your doctor for proper diagnose and treatment, as it can be an indication of any serious eye problem.
Other than medical aid, you can follow the below mentioned natural remedies to speed up the healing process of this painful eye problem.
Scroll down to have a look at the amazing natural home remedies which help you in dealing with this tormenting welders flash problem.
Home Remedies to get rid of Welders Eye Flash:
Here are the best natural remedies that help you to know how to get rid of these welders flash on your eyes.
Potato offers a cooling effect on the affected eye and thus reduces the inflammation. It also lubricates the eye area and prevents itching, drying and peeling sensation on the eyelid area.
Take out a potato from the refrigerator and cut it into thick slices. Lie down and relax. Then place these potato slices over your eyes and wait for few minutes.
Or simply apply potato juice (or) grated potato on the affected eye area. Continue doing the same process for few times daily to reduce the burning sensation and thereby to speed up the healing process.
Teabags are enriched with antioxidants that reduce the inflammation and thus combat pain. It not only clears flash problem but also treats other eye related issues like dark circles, puffy eyes and remove styes.
Squeeze out the used teabag to remove the excess tea and let it cool down for few minutes. Place these moist tea bags on both the eyes. Let it sit for few minutes and do the same process daily to get rid of welder’s flash. Or refrigerate the teabag and place it over the eyes after wetting it properly.
3. Ice Packs:
This method acts as a first aid for treating welder’s flash, as it reduces the pain and inflammation effectively. It gives instant relief from pain and reduces redness, itching, and irritation on the affected eye area.
Place an ice pack over the eyes and relax for few minutes (or) use a bag of frozen vegetables or few ice cubes folded in a clean cloth to place it on the eyes. Repeat few times daily till your problem is cleared.
Cucumber has cooling, soothing and hydrating properties that soothe the irritated, dry and itchy skin around the eyes caused by welder’s flash. It works like a potato in treating this problem. It also takes out the stress/strain on your eyes and makes them relaxed.
Cut cucumber into slices and place it on your eyes by lying down. Relax for few minutes and repeat regularly. Also, place a cotton ball soaked in cucumber juice (refrigerated) over the affected eye area.
Milk contains natural enzymes that help you a lot in treating itching and drying eyes which is caused due to welder’s flash. It also soothes the irritated eyes and calm down the pain and inflammation.
Boil milk and allow it cool down till it reaches room temperature. Then dip a cotton ball in this cool milk and dab it directly on the affected eye area. Also, you can apply lukewarm milk in and around the affected eye will lubricate the eye and relieves you from the pain. Do this milk application few times daily to speed up the healing process.
The combination of milk and nutmeg will offer cooling effect when applied to the affected area. So, apply this paste over the affected eye area and rinse off after 3 – 5 minutes.
The rich content of vitamin B2 will help to heal the eye inflammation and fatigue along with lubricating the eyelids and protect it from itching, irritation, peeling or dryness.
Peel of a banana and apply some banana pulp all over the affected eye areas. Wait for few minutes and rinse off with water after 3 – 5 minutes. Also, place the inside white part of banana peel over the eye area to soothe the skin.
7. Rose Water:
Rose water acts as a coolant and thus cut down the pain or itching sensation on the affected area very effectively. It soothes the skin around the eye area and speeds up the healing process.
Take a cotton ball and dip it in rose water (prefer organic or homemade rosewater). Place the cotton ball directly over the eyes. Leave it on for few minutes and repeat the same for few times daily.
Tips and Precautions:
- Application of vitamin rich almond oil (or almond paste) on eyes will help to lubricate the irritated eye and reduce pain and itching along with other symptoms associated with welder’s flash.
- Placing a wet cloth that dipped in cold water over the affected eye area will give a temporary but instant relief from this painful eye problem.
- Always close your eyes while applying any of these natural home remedies on your eyes.
- Rinse your eyes before going to bed, close your eyes without straining it by watching tv, reading or doing work with computers, use goggles to avoid the effect of bright light, etc. should be done regularly to get faster healing.
- Consult your doctor if you’re having pain and inflammation even after using these amazing remedies for immediate medical help.
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