Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Conjunctivitis

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Posted by Ava R (St. Petersburg, Fl) on 02/20/2015
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I had Pink eye and I had just changed Drs. So, my new Dr. would not prescribe me anything. Well, I did the ACV and water four times a day. I also used the green tea bags twice a day to help with the soreness and I wash my hands a lot and I cleaned my glasses with the ACV, to make sure I would not get it again. It took a little over a week, but I think it took that long because I look at a computer working, at least 7 hours a day. I LOVE this website.


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Posted by Brian (Houston, Tx) on 01/31/2012
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Be careful with this, I used 1/4 tsp in 4 oz for about 3 days. I quit using it about 4 days ago and I have had blurry vision ever since.

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Posted by David l. (Des Moines, IA) on 07/31/2021

You hit it hard, again and again, once or twice a day ‘ers will find a much slower result! —remember this in the natural world.


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Posted by Thomas (Homewood, Illinois) on 03/22/2016

It's very odd that you would get pink eye several times a year, I've had it once in my life, and it's something that is contagious so, you would have to pick, it up from someone. Do you wash your hands frequently? Do, you touch your eyes a lot? I'm thinking you must because that's the only way you can catch it. It's isn't something that's airborne and goes into your eyes.


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Posted by Scott (Lockport, Ny Usa) on 04/15/2013
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Please help. I have had viral conjuntivitis for over 4 months. I tried a prescription from an optomitrist and no help. I have now been using 1/4 tsp. Apple cider vinegar to 1/2 cup water mixture for over a week and while it seems to help the itchiness, my eye does not appear to be healing. There is a thick red line through my eye to the left and right of the color circle. It seems to be spreading to the other eye. Has any one ever heard of pink eye like this? I have no insurance but started to call opthamologists about appointments anyway. I am concerned I might be damaging the eye. Yeah, I'm scared. Any words of advice? Thanks

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Posted by Shaina81 (Buffalo, Ny) on 07/11/2012
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Two weeks ago I was exposed to pink eye, and Sunday night I got the Tell-tale Itchy eye and knew I had caught it. Monday morning my first stop was the doctors for the antibiotic drops. I've had pink eye many times in my life and usually by day two on the drops I see improvement, but this time is different. This infection is strong and today, day 3 of the drops it seems to have gotten worse and is starting to spread to my other eye. I have a huge party this coming Sunday and I can't cancel it over pink eye. Desperate, I turned to the internet for natural cures. I figured combining natural treatments couldn't hurt. That's when I found your site talking about ACV. I had a bottle of organic unfiltered ACV with "the mother" so I decided to give it a try.

I was REALLY nervous about stinging, I mean putting vinegar in my eye, the thought alone made me quiver. But I WAS desperate and it was the only home remedy listed which I had on hand. I diluted about 2 tsp into an 8 oz glass of slightly warmed spring water. I didn't have a dropper so instead I poured some of the mix into a shot glass and used it to flush out my eyes.

The sting wasn't bad at all. The itchiness was gone immediately. My three-day infected eye drained all the goop instantly and also the puffiness under it returned to normal but remained red and a bit sore. My other eye, which had just started to be red that morning litterally returned to white and healthy looking instantly after the first flush.

I will be repeating the flush every hour for the day, but after the immediate improvement I just had using it the first time, I am confident that this will work like a charm and my party plans for this coming sunday will be saved!

THANK YOU EARTH CLINIC!!!


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Posted by mel (USA) on 10/27/2021

I was thinking about the sting of the very well known eye drops Rx for pinkeye, call Vigamox, it hurts and stings as bad as ACV.

Long ago, medicine was in tea and powder form and people just took it as they needed to, now we are all spoiled, no bitter pills or powders, sweet coatings on our pills make them easier to swallow but do just the same as the old bitter potions our great grandparents had.


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Posted by Hannah (Centennial, Colorado) on 06/13/2015
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Yesterday morning I woke up with a bad case of pink eye. I get pink eye a few times a year so by now, I know when I have it. Neither of my parents were in town so I couldn't go get medicine And I had a rather large event happening that night, thankfully I found earth clinic. I tried the ACV treatment and although it burned like hell, it worked its magic and by that night you almost couldn't tell I had ever had pink eye. Before I put in the ACV I would rinse my eye out with black tea, and treated my eye about 3 times. Today I keep treating it just to make sure it's gone but I am extremely thankful I found this site, it saved me!

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Posted by Jen (Nj) on 07/30/2017 1 posts

I have had viral pinkeye (specifically the EKC virus) 3 times in the last 4 years. Episodes last roughly 10 months and let me tell you, it's devastating. I'm convinced that being that it is a virus, it never fully goes away and it just lies dormant till something triggers it again. I'm going to try ACV. I'm at my wit's end as this affects my family life, job, and ability to be social.


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Posted by Kathy (La) on 08/06/2013
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Just last night I started getting pink eye and put 1Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (with the mother) in a half cup of water and poured the concoction on two cotton balls and let it drip into each eye. It stung briefly but then felt better. As of tonight you wouldn't even know I had pink eye! It was amazing! I did this about three times today.


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Posted by Doddie (Lawrenceville, Georgia, Usa) on 04/24/2013
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Pink Eye bought on by intermittent sore throat-I used 1 teaspoon of ACV to 3 tablespoons of distilled water. I used one drop every 30 minutes to an hour or whenever I thought about it. When I woke up my eyes was glued shut from the infection. I stated using 3-4 drops every 30 minutes to 2 hours which worked better. It burned. My red eye cleared in 3-4 days. I treated the other eye and a little yellow mucus was present but my eye did not get red. I cleaned kept my glasses cleaned with alcohol. I used an eye dropper to pour the mixture in (inside of another small bowl in case some spilled) and what spilled in the bowl I used a cotton disk dampened in this to wipe my eyes throughout the day. I changed disk for each eye. It has left and has not returned.


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Posted by Happy (Up The Creek In, Wv, Usa) on 04/16/2013

Get some cold pressed castor oil from a health food store. Put the castor oil into a 2 ounce dropper bottle. Place one drop of castor oil into each eye, three times per day. [or more times per day]. The castor oil will sooth and heal the eye surface tissues. If there are any infectious biotics in the eye, it will get rid of them. It is very anti-biotic.

For some reason this trait of castor oil is hidden, or un-spoken of, even by castor oil proponents. It is treated as some sort of secret. If you have a cut, a pimple, an infected skin lesion, etc; inflamed or not inflamed, rub some castor oil on them 3 times a day and they will heal within 1 to 3 days time.

Try to find the original cause for this eye condition. When a farmer has cows with this condition, they put cod liver oil into their eyes to cure it. Probably caused by a Vit A deficiency condition. Maybe do some cod liver oil supplement for a month and test it out.


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Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 04/16/2013

Try two drops of colloidal silver in each eye twice daily for two days. Has always worked for me.


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Posted by Anna (St. Petersburg, Florida) on 08/19/2012
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I used to get pink eye OFTEN as an acute allergic reation to my boyfriends cat. Because the conjunctivitis was neither viral nor bacterial, antibiotic eye drops and other medical remedies didn't help. After getting pink eye for what I swear was the 17th time, I looked for alternative cures and found Earth Clinic. Anyway, I administered the diluted ACV (____) to both eyes every 30 minutes for a day. Immediately the itchiness and discomfort was gone, although my eyes were still red. The following day, both eyes were almost back to normal and felt completely better. Another day after that and they were healthy again. Thanks, Earth Clinic!


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Posted by Renee (Bergen Co., Nj) on 10/05/2011
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Twice I have woken up with what appeared to be pink eye. In a small glass bowl, I put about an inch of distilled water and then using a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon, I added several drops of ACV (cheap distilled kind). I wash my hands well and then, leaning over the sink, rinse my eye with the diluted ACV. If I don't feel a slight burn, I add a few more drops of ACV. (I get it just strong enought to burn a little for a few seconds - nothing severe! ) I keep opening my eyes & moving my eyes around to make sure it gets in there. I did both eyes just in case. I then dried my eyes with a tissue. My eyes felt clear after just a few minutes. If after a few minutes, you still feel any irritation or your eye is not completely clear, just repeat the rinse several times.


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Posted by Xpunkxkatx (Los Angelos, California) on 11/24/2010

The reason black tea doesn't work for some but it does for others is it depends if pink eye is from an allergic reaction or from bacteria. So I have read black tea is better for allergic reactions. That's just what I have read. I have it right now and I am going to try the tea tricks.


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Posted by Jackie (N. Cal, California) on 07/03/2009

Yesterday I woke up with my eye feeling scratchy and thought I must have done something in my sleep to irritate it. It was itchy and runny all day. Today it dawned on me that I must have pink eye since it felt worse. I have never had it so I was a little slow to figure it out. I went to the drug store and bought a homeopathic "relief" and after using it all day, I had no relief. When I found the acv remedy I immediatly tried it. I have acv with "mother". I put 1/4 tsp. in 1/2 shot glass of water and put a few drops in my eye and used the avc soaked cotton pad to wipe it. It did burn a little but so did the store remedy. It took about 1/2 hr. but already the gravely feeling and weeping has stopped. I just used it again and will continue to use it once an hour. I'll return with an update.

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Posted by Jackie (N. Cal, California) on 07/05/2009
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Update on using acv and water for pink eye. Today is the 3rd day and I am 90% cured. No longer sensitive to light and eye is just barely swollen. There is just a bit of redness under the bottom lid but overall I feel great and can acutally read. I expect by tomorrow I will be back to normal. The most important thing though is that within 30 min. the gravely, itchy feeling left and did not come back.


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Posted by Stephanie (USA) on 08/09/2007
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I read about curing 'pink eye' on your website with ACV. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and I knew I had pink eye. This morning, after reading your suggestions, put 1tbsp. ACV in a glass of water and rinsed both eyes out. It stung like mad for about 5 minutes, I kept my eyes closed and layed down until the stinging stopped. I went back to check my eyes in the mirror and all the pink eye germs, that yellow-gummy-crap had all made it's way to the end of my eyelashes in an attempt to get away from the ACV! I couldn't believe what I was looking at, it was disgusting! Anyway, it worked, no more crusty yellow gummy crap in my eyes. I did the same process two more times just to make sure it was gone! Anyway, it worked and I don't have to go to the doctor so I'm grateful. thanks


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Posted by John (Nj) on 11/21/2017

I got Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in jan 2016. I told my docs it did not fully go away. they said I could only get it once. my eye is so dry and have blepharitis that will not go away. my vision is blurred in one eye from sub corneal infiltrates. I am trying this Herbal Eye Formula


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Posted by Loretta (New Jersey, US) on 04/26/2014
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I had gotten some water splashed in my eyes while teaching a student how to wash their face... anyway.... my eye started itching the next day. Then two days later both eyes were goopy, swollen and itchy.... I have followed the instructions on this post and have been using the Apple Cider Vinegar for two days now. My eyes are still a little itchy day two however when I woke up this morning they weren't as goopy, swollen or itchy as the days prior. I see a big improvement. Also the eye that originally got splashed with water is no longer pink. I will continue to do this the rest of today and tomorrow so it will be a full 3 days like several people posted. I am so happy to not have had to go to the eye doctor and spend money I don't have and get antibiotics! Thanks!


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Posted by Mrsg (Fl , Usa ) on 11/22/2013
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I woke up one morning with pink eye. In a glass of water in put enough ACV to tint the water and placed drops of it into my eye. It was cleared up completely within two days.


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Posted by Elsaeasterly (Elsewhere, Ca) on 04/16/2013

I would be worried that the acid would damage the eye. I used fresh brewed green tea with great success.


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Posted by Lora (Bristol, Ct, USA) on 01/18/2013
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Yes, ACV is very good for eye infection also. Use it as an eye drops.

5 part of water
2 part Manuka Honey
1 part of ACV

Also improves your vision!


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Posted by Anika (Phoenix, Az) on 03/06/2015

Hi Brian, what do you think caused the blurriness? Did it eventually go away and how long did it take for it to come back to normal?


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Posted by Dan (London) on 11/24/2015
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Hi, I saw your comment regarding blurred vision after Apple cider vinegar eye wash. I have blurred vision now and am wondering if you had the same problem and how long till vision came back? Thanks a lot!!


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Posted by Tara (Los Angeles, Ca ) on 11/26/2018

How long did the blurriness take to go away?


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Posted by Lee (Brooklyn, Ny) on 10/19/2011
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I woke up with a solid case of Pink Eye two days before my birthday. This was an issue because I had some outdoor activities planned for the day, and I didn't want glasses getting in the way. I am also waiting on health insurance from my new job, so a doctor was out of the question.

PROCESS: 4oz glass of filtered water with 1 TSP of ACV. Used that with cotton balls to wash around the eye.

THEN, I diluted 2 TSP of ACV with 8oz of filtered water. I emptied an old Visine dropper bottle, and filled it with the ACV solution. I dripped that in my eye every 30 minutes (as well as I could remember). My eye stopped itching immediately.

3 drops per administration. Stings like the dickens! But 2 days later, it was gone!

I continued to administer the drops for about 4 days, at much less frequent intervals. The Pink Eye has not come back.

Much Love, Earth Clinic Community!

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Posted by Bungee68 (Chicago, Il, Usa) on 12/11/2011

Lee from Brooklyn thank you so much :) for the ACV treatment. I used distilled water and fresh squeezed lemon juice (I had gotten from another site) and this helped it to feel more soothing, but no immediate changes. I must admit I need to see fast results in everything (I'm a little impatient). So I came on this site today and saw several treatments, but I didn't feel up to going outside to purchase anything. So, I had to use what I had at home already, which was water and ACV (which I had to google, what is ACV? now I know it is Apple Cider Vinger).

Anyway, I used your treatment, but, I used 8 ounces of spring water with 5 teaspoons of ACV. I did as you said with wiping my eyes with the cotton balls, then 3 drops of the solution (and yes it did sting). With my first application, mucus began draining from my eye. I was so excited, that I could care less about a little discomfort from the stinging. I will use this again in another 30 minutes and continue throughout the day and night. Thanks again, Brenda.



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