I did see my optometrist and he made the diagnosis of keratitis conjunctivitis in my eyes. Prescribed Tobradex drops, but I don't know that I want to go that route and it is very expensive. I have been treating myself with collodial silver and it helps, but does not completely take it away. Does anybody know of any natural or home-made remedies?
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Approval Ratings YEA (4) 80% WARNING! (1) 20% Posted by Jennifer (Dallas, Tx) on 11/09/2009
[YEA] I used lemon juice to treat pink eye. I read about a number of natural cures, and in the end lemon juice won because it's what I had on hand. My 16 mo old daughter had been fighting a case of viral pink eye for a few days and I was starting to show symptoms as well. I diluted approx. 1 teas in 8 oz of water. I found this to sting only for a few seconds. I treated myself and the signs of pink eye onset were gone almost immediately. I also snuck into my daughter's room and dropped the diluted lemon juice in her eye several times while she was sleeping, and applied it several times throughout the day today. Her eyes is almost completely healed and I am confident she will be back to normal tomorrow. Thanks!Replied by Jennifer
11/14/2009Posted by Mellisa (Lake Placid, New York) on 04/06/2009
[YEA] When my 7 month old came down with pink eye from a toy at wal mart, I was searching everywhere on how to clear it up and i found several different ways but i was looking for something that wouldn't harm a baby. Then i found the lemon juice and the tea bags so while she was sleeping i cleaned all the crust off her eyes and put the lemon juice diluted with warm water of course on her eye and then put the tea bags on her eyes and when she woke up 5 minutes later she was perfectly finePosted by Browns (Sahuarita, AZ) on 10/01/2008
[YEA] I am both amazed, happy and angry! Amazed and happy because of how quickly 2 drops of fresh lemon juice diluted with water could cure my pink eye. Angry because I feel bamboozled by doctors and the medicine they've prescribed me for years! Thank you so much. I'm going to share it with everyone I know.Posted by Mimi (Herndon, VA) on 05/05/2008
[WARNING!] Warning about lemons for pink eye. Must dilute!! I almost blinded myself after putting one drop of lemon juice into my eye.Posted by Candice (Victorville, California) on 07/03/2007
[YEA] Hello. When I was little I remember getting "pink eye" and my father putting lemon juice (from a lemon) straight into my eye....WOW did it sting but strangly only for about a minute and then it was GONE! And so was the infection! We kept doing compresses with a warm washcloth but the infection was cleared up. He used an empty eye dropper to suck up the fresh lemon juice and then dropped a couple of drops into each eyeball. Do'nt give up if this doesnt work the first time...you might just have a really bad infection. Keep doing it and you should be "cured" in no time. :) P.S. an organic lemon might work ever better. Good luck!
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Nicky (Edinburgh, Lothian, Uk) on 03/21/2010
[YEA] I have successfully treated conjunctivitis both for me and also my dogs by using a mixture of dried marigold/calendula and eyebright. You can get the dried herbs from a herbalist or health food store. Use 1 teaspoon of the dried herb mixture in 1 cup of boiling water and leave to infuse for 15mins. Strain, then use in a separate eye bath for each eye. For pets dab the eyes with cotton wool soaked in the infusion. Repeat this three times a day or as required until it clears. It is very soothing. In addition I would also recommend to take Echinacea or anything to boost the immune system.
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Carolyn (Connecticut) on 11/05/2013
[YEA] Went to bed last night as fine as could be and woke up this morning at 5am with my right eye swollen and glued shut with puss. (Yum! ). Can't blame the kids for this one, as I am the only one infected.
Broke out the MMS and, as recommended by Jim Humble, I activated one drop with 50% citric acid and diluted it with one ounce of purified water in a shotglass. Poured this into a glass dropper bottle and put one drop in both eyes every 15 minutes for the first hour, and then put one drop in each eye every hour after that.
It isn't even noon yet and my eye is as good as new.
I am going to keep it up for the rest of the day, just to make sure it stays gone while I wash the pillows and such.
Works like a charm!
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 50% NAY (1) 50% Posted by Tim (Surprise, Az) on 10/13/2010
[YEA] I had really a bad case of conjunctivitis. I made up a mixture of 1 part baby shampoo and 1 parts water in an eye cup and wiped it over my eyelids with a cotton ball. Next, I applied the black tea bags and drizzled it in my eyes along with 2 capsules of eye-bright dissolved in the tea. I found it more effective to pour the warm tea in an eye cup and hold it for about 1 minute on each eye. After a couple applications that day, by evening it had cleared it up. I used Blink eye drops for moisture since my eyes still felt a little dry. Probably from the baby shampoo mixture. When I awoke the next day, for the first time in my life my eyes were clearer than they had ever been. Thanks so much for the tip!Posted by Carla (Port St. Lucie, Florida) on 10/06/2009
[NAY] Eye Infection: Someone told me about the Lugol's Iodine and it can be used for the eye infection I have in my right eye, I've tried everything else, doctors, hospitals, eye washes, antibiotics, and can not get rid of this infection in the eye lid. Do you think the iodine will work? I"ve tried homeopathic remedies, Echinacom and Infectistat, Colidal Silver, and I just picked up some Oreganol. I'm wondering if the Lugol's Iodine will help.Replied by Oastao
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Wendy D (Houston, Tx) on 05/06/2011
[YEA] The last two times I've had pink eye, I've used regular neosporin found at the drug store. I use a q-tip to apply it at the corners of my eye and on the lids like you would eyeliner. Do this once in the morning and before you go to bed. This has cleared it up very quickly.
Neosporin contains antibiotic ingredients that will take care of the bacterial pink eye.
Warning: Do be sure you aren't allergic to neoporin. Apply a small amount to your inner arm for a couple of hours. If no redness shows up, you should be good to go. My husband is allergic to it and it causes severe redness and swelling on his skin.Posted by April (Glenmont, New York) on 08/06/2010
If you have Viral Conjunctivitis, what steps can you take to make sure that you are not infecting anyone else?
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by I am a nut for home remedies (Bloomington, Indiana) on 05/05/2013
[YEA] Recently I had an eye itching and swelling, it was a weekend and I hated to phone the doctor. I got onine and sorted through possible treatments. I stumbled upon one that called for using raw milk and honey upon the eye to stop itching and relieve redness of pink eye. Well I wasn't sure what it was but I was desperate to make it stop itching. I put about a teaspoon of honey in 4 oz water and stirred it up till blended. I put it on my eye gently with a soft tissue, the first day about 20 times, but after the first day the swelling started to go down, and it only required to be done about 10 times a day, ususlly only if it started itching. I was amazed. It worked. What ever it was that caused it is now gone. Just had to add this becasue lots of sinus is due to allergies and not only is the nose plugged the eyes itch and burn sometimes. I looked bad, my eyes itched just for them to tear up, and it burned. I wouldn't have thought milk and honey would help. I did check with a pharmacy first and he told me (some) not all old way are more effective than the new meds they have today. So thanks to those that posted on this site too for your help.
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Selena (Chula, GA) on 04/28/2009
[YEA] Raw potato juice works very well for pink eye. Take a raw potato and blend it. Then take guaze and soak it in the mixture. Place on top of the eyes. Get a cloth to wipe any excess that may run down your face. Let it stay on the eyes for 10 mins or so. It should relieve the itchy burning immediately. Do it several times a day. The potato mix will not keep, make a small amount each time.Posted by Adaj40 (Gilroy, Ca, Usa) on 01/07/2012
I work in a large office that was formerly a warehouse. In August, while on vacation, I had a flare up of red eye. First in both eyes, and after visiting an optometrist and using Topomax, now in my right eye only(still). He said I had an upper respirtory(sp) infection that settled in my eye. I saw my MD and he gave me antibiotics which didn't help and I also went to an opthamologist who didn't see a problem. Could something viral last this long? In the past week I've been taking two Benadryls a day, which seems to help somewhat(especially with the runny nose and gritty eye feeling) but I don't want to take them forever! I've also noticed that when I use the computer in a darkened room, my eye really burns.
I mention the building because four of my coworkers have also developed eye problems (suspected pinkeye, iritis, etc) and I'm wondering if there is something in the heat/air system that can be causing this! I thought that since I was up in the mountains when I contracted this, maybe I inhaled a spore or something(if that's even possible).
I would really appreciate some advice on this!Replied by Sheila
San Diego, Ca