A cool compress for itchy eyes-and rumbling stomachs

October 1, 2005

A cool compress for itchy eyes-and rumbling stomachs

My son came up with this idea for cool compresses to ease the discomfort of allergic conjunctivitis: Just place a refrigerated yogurt tube over the itchy eyes. The container stays sealed, and there is no mess from dripping water. Because the tube is flexible, it can cover both eyes simultaneously. The best part, of course, is that the child gets to eat the yogurt once he's finished with the compress.

Mohini Sinha, MD
Laguna Niguel, Calif