The Doctors: Harmful Home Remedies For Pink Eye & Stress Is Contagious

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The Doctors: Do Lemon Juice And Urine Treat Pink Eye?

The Doctors: Harmful Home Remedies For Pink Eye & Stress Is Contagious

Optometrist Dr. Ryan Stybel de-bunked home remedy myths on The Doctors.

The Doctors tackled another contagious, and fairly common, health issue: pink eye. There is a rumor on the internet that lemon juice and urine squeezed into the eye can treat pink eye. However, this is a harmful home remedy myth that The Doctors quickly debunked.

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Optometrist Dr. Ryan Stybel shared his expert opinion on the subject. According to Dr. Stybel, you should never squeeze lemon juice or urine – or anything else, for that matter – into your eye. These home remedies will make the problem worse. There are treatments for pink eye, but often, it resolves on its own. If someone did add urine to their eye, they could run the risk of infecting their eye with an STD such as chlamydia or gonorrhea.

The Drs: Symptoms Of Pink Eye

There are three forms of pink eye, or conjunctivitis: bacterial, viral and allergic. The former two are highly contagious and can be prevented by thoroughly washing hands, sheets and pillowcases. Symptoms of pink eye include burning, discharge, irritation, crusting on eyelids, sensitivity to light and tender lymph nodes.

If there’s something going on with your eye, it’s important to get it checked by your doctor. Also remember that trying a home remedy will only make it worse.

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The Doctors: Stress Is Contagious

The Doctors also discussed stress and the ways it can spread just like a cold or virus. Studies have shown that stress is contagious, especially in places like home, work and school. Dr. Travis Stork suggested finding ways to manage your stress and unwind at the end of the day.

As an excuse for Dr. Travis to take his shirt off, The Doctors brought creepy spiders to the set and then had Dr. Travis lay down on a plastic acupuncture mat. I think he was more stressed after he had to take his shirt off on camera.

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