Water and Salt Remedies for Itchy Eyes Water and salt combination (saline solution) helps to treat painful and itchy eyes. Rinsing your eyes with this process will clear irritated and inflamed eyes, as it washes away the debris that collected in the eyes.
To Reduce Swollen Eyes-- Witch Hazel: American Indians used witch hazel for inflammation. Use a gauze pad or cottonballs soaked in witch hazel as a compress over closed eyes. Witch hazel has astringent properties and will help reduce the swelling.