Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Conjunctivitis

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Posted by Lisa (Baiting Hollow, New York, Usa) on 08/03/2011
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Thanks for the remedy. Fortunately I always have _____ Apple Cider vinegar w/"the mother", in the house and I'm also an "all or nothing" type of gal. I expected my eyes to be burning out of the sockets, but fortunately, the pain was no greater than the worse conjunctivitis I've ever had, so I'm glad you prepared me for the worst! :-) And even happier that is appears to be working already. Eyes became a bit red, but it's subsiding now. I think it may have been a mild reaction for me because I caught it so early. Thanks again! :-)


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Posted by Sally_oh (Escazú, San José, Costa Rica) on 12/27/2009
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ACV cured my pink eye

I found this cure here at earthclinic and tried it: 1 cup warm water, just enough ACV (with the mother) to discolor the water, maybe a Tablespoon. Wiped the eyes with cotton and dripped a drop into my eye. Burns a lot, but it cured my pink eye.

I was not diligent and it came back so I'm going to start over. I've had this for over a year, starting to think I had a tumor or something... Since it wasn't constant and usually only really hurt when my eyes were dry, I didn't think about it until it started hurting. I'm working online now, so my eyes are dry a lot. The ACV treatment helped so much. Thanks, everyone!

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Posted by Rebeccamichelle (San Anselmo, Ca, Usa) on 07/01/2010
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I tried this cure. It made my pink eye worse. After the burning subsided the itching and grittiness was 10 times worse.


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Posted by Mollie (Riverside, Ca.) on 12/31/2011

Please be very careful about conjuctivitis issues! My young daughter woke up with pink eye once and we thought it was only pink eye! Wrong! Her system was attacking her eyes! She could have went blind!

To save her eyesite the doctors used steroid shots in the whites of her eyes to save her sight! The doctors never knew what this problem was but it finally went into remission and my daughter is now an adult and works in courtrooms as a court Stenographer!

The ophthalmologists were from Loma Linda hospital in the United States and they couldn't pinpoint her problem. We now wonder if it was pesticides in the dirt of our property as our land was once an alfalfa field.

But we never officially found out what caused this problem.

Don't take pink eye lightly.


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Posted by Jenk40 (Seattle, Wa, USA) on 08/28/2009
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ACV cured my eye infection. First I went to the doctor who prescribed antibiotic eye drops. I took those for 4 days without seeing an improvement. I came to your site to look for natural cures. I tried the black tea compresses first. I'm not sure why but this did actually make the infection first. The next day I tried 1 tsp ACV in a glass of water. I used a cotton ball and soaked it in the ACV mixture, then used it to wash out my eye. I would wash out my eye about once an hour. I have been less diligent about it the last few days, so I think it is taking longer than some others reported, but I have no doubt the eye infection will be cured soon. Thanks Earth clinic for your wonderful site!


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Posted by Wich Doctor (Nashville, Tennessee) on 08/12/2009
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Yes, the Apple Cider Vinegar cure is definitely working. To reduce re-contamination especially women need to know that their eyeliners, mascara wands etc. need to be either replaced after each use and each eye one separate product for single use until infection has cleared up. After that you can have a new set of eye make up products to use every day again. I went as far as dipping my eyeliner in vinegar and wiping it off between applications of each eyelid.....that did also save me some money on eye makeup - and I did not have to throw away and replace my expensive products.


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Posted by Veronica (Clearwater, Fl) on 08/02/2009
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ACV (with the mother) cures pink eye...it really works!

My husband had a horrible case of pink eye for about 2 weeks or more. His eye was horribly red and he said it felt like sand was in his eye. At one point, he even thought he had lost a contact in his eye because the pain was so bad. He was also sensitive to light. After convincing him that ACV would cure it, he reluctantly allowed me to administer the ACV to his eye. I used 1/2 teaspoon of ACV (with the mother) to 3 tablespoons of purified water. YES, it burned really horribly, but his infection was gone the next day, his eye was white and he has not had a problem since. Obviously, you can use much less vinegar(just enough to tint the water) and it will work that way as well. It just might take a little longer. My husband said that if he was going to feel any pain at all, he would rather just get it over in one sitting instead of spread out over many days. (He's an all or nothing kind of guy...) However, it paid off because we only had to do it once and his eye was as good as new.

P.S. We tried it first without the mother and it did not work, so make sure you get it with the mother.

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Posted by Mollyms (San Sebastian, Spain) on 05/10/2009
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ACV cured my pink eye. Currently I am an English student studying abroad in Spain and for financial reasons, I dislike going to the doctor unless it is absolutely necessary. I woke up yesterday morning with my right eye stuck shut. Thinking nothing of it, I went about my day, but when I went to take out my contact lenses, I noticed how red my eye was. I tossed out my contacts and went looking for an answer to what I assumed was "pink eye." Sure enough, I guessed correctly. Not wanting to wait for a week until I went home to infect everyone there, and not wanting to go to the doctor here, I started searching for cures. I had a bottle of ACV from trying things earlier and figured it couldn't hurt to try. I put warm tap water, about 6-8 fl oz, in a cup and then poured enough ACV in so that the water was just slightly discolored. I tried to wipe down my eye-the outside to get rid of the mucus-and then drip some of the solution in my eye every 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. 24 hours later, my eye looks white again and I feel confident about sleeping and not waking up with my eye stuck shut!


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Posted by John (Houston, TX) on 03/16/2009
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Pinkeye: 3 tsp _____ Apple Cider Vinegar in 4 oz. distilled water. You can use as an eyewash or as drops. Repeat 2 to 3 times daily. Keep eye lids closed for 2 minutes after applying liquid. Sometimes slight smarting occurs. Gets rid of Pink eye in less than 5 mins. Your eye will get red then white as snow.

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Posted by Theresa (Borden, IN) on 05/28/2009

If you use 3 tsp of vinegar to 4 Oz of water....you will burn your eye! It is wayyyyyyyy too strong. It should be 1/3 tsp of vinegar to 4 oz of water. This done work for eye infections. I used it myself.


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Posted by Jennie (Fort Wayne, IN, USA) on 01/10/2009
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Apple cider vinegar (with the mother) cleared up my pink eye in less than an hour! I filled a small glass with warm water and added just enough vinegar to where I could see it in the water. Using clean cotton balls for each eye, I rubbed them with the water/vinegar and made sure to get some in each eye and in each tear duct. I waited a half hour or so and did it again and then checked the mirror, they were completely clear after 3+ days of itching and irritaion.

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Posted by Scooter (Phoenix, AZ) on 05/02/2009
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Tried this on my son and it stung some but within minutes it no longer itched. He said the grainy part he felt under his eyelid was completely gone. Will give another application a little later but it looks good so far.


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Posted by Jennie (Cph, DK) on 07/03/2008
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I just stopped an eye infection dead in its tracks with Apple Cider Vinegar!

Upon waking yesterday, I could feel that one of my tear ducts was sore, and a bit swollen. A sure sign of an infection coming on, since I have about two eye infections a year. I usually call my doctor, straight away, and she'll end prescripton eye drops to the nearest pharmacy.

Yesterday however, I remembered reading about ACV on this site and decided to give it a go. I tinted a small glass of water with ACV, wet a q-tip with the solution, and held it up to my tear duct for about 10 seconds, every hour or so. It stung mildly, but it was really nothing. By evening it hadn't gotten worse (it would normally be full blown by then), and the next morning (today) it was totally and utterly gone. Am very pleased, needless to say!



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