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Natural Remedies for Pink Eye

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Albarod (Florida) on 12/19/2016 2 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I also used colloidal silver hydroxyl for pink eye. It worked right away. Thank God for this site.

Black Tea Bag
Posted by Believer In Natural Cures (Illinois, Usa) on 11/28/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hot Tea Bag for Pink Eye

Howdy all, I have been using Earthclinic cures for 8 years, maybe more. I started with the teabags for pink eye. My children were youngsters then and had frequent pink eye bouts. It seems that its the heat from the tea bag compresses that kills the virus in the eyes. It needs to be hot but you want to be careful about burning the sensitive skin. I use the compresses 5-8x daily and use a new tea bag each time. We havnt had to get a prescription since finding this cure.

Blessings. I have pink eye right now lol and yup hot tea bags are my cure.

Castor Oil
Posted by Samantha (New York, Ny) on 10/28/2016

Jennywren, it's possible the castor oil actually drew out the symptoms from a virus or bacteria that was already in your eye, but luckily, there are many, other natural solutions here for you to try so that you don't have to use the castor oil again.

Apple Cide Vinegar
Posted by User123 (Nottingham, England) on 10/18/2016
2 out of 5 stars

Having read through these pages a week ago and then again today I will offer a different opinion to what a lot of other people have said here. In particular I am wary of claims here that conjunctivits had been cured in "hours or days" due to the use of ACV.

I am on day 14 of acute keratoconjunctivitis (this is the viral version). It is now (very) slowly improving and the symptoms are starting to go away including the red eyes. I was told by the ophthalmologist that it will take a number of weeks for me to fully recover and as it is a virus like the common cold there is no cure for it, is is just a case of waiting for it to run it's course whilst trying to maintain comfort as much as possible.

Anyway, one week ago ago when my conjunctivitis was in full swing and I was more naive about such matters... I found this site and the claims that ACV with the mother was having positive effects on dealing with conjunctivitis. With an open mind I obtained a bottle and used it diluted but still with a bit of a sting, on my eyes, 3 - 4 times a day. I repeated this for about 5 - 6 days with the aim of the reduction of the red eye symptons and of some pain in my eyes. After a number of days it became obvious the ACV was not doing anything positive and so having seen no effect whatsoever I stopped use.

Thinking about it now I am not sure from a biological / medicine point of view what specifically in ACV is supposed to do to be effective against conjunctivitis. I am assuming its antibacterial proerties are considered to have a role in this... but would something with antibacterial properties help kill a virus?? I am aware of the very real health benefits of plants and so called alternative medicines and I will use them 100% every time in favour of modern medicine IF they provide me with benefits. However of all these people claiming ACV works, they can't all be wrong ... so I guess what works for one particular set of symptoms will not work for another similar but different set of symptons.

If you have conjunctivits I would suggest that you go and insist on seeing an OPHTHALMOLOGIST and insist on getting your eyes checked properly. In my case I first went to see a nurse at my local doctor surgery who was dismissive and not especially helpful. Then two days later when the symptons were significantly worse I went to see a doctor. The doctor was slightly more helpful but did not have the specialist tools or knowledge to make a particularly useful diagnosis other than a general comment about using eyedrops and it will go away after a few days.

It was only after I saw an ophthalmologist at the eye casualty and quite detailed study of my eyes that I was properly diagnosed with the problem that was one of the reasons I tried the ACV solution in the first place: I had as part of the conjunctivitis a "pseudomembrane" develop on all 4 of my inner lids and it was this that was causing excruciating pain when my eyes were closed for more than a few seconds. Anasthetic was dripped into my lids and each of these 4 pseudomembranes was surgically removed there and then. I was told to continue using liquid gel tablets as well as some anti viral eyedrops which I have already been using... I am told this will help with the keeping eyes closed and therefore sleeping, the other symptons of conjunctivitis will improve over time.

So.. that is my story. Feel free to try ACV anyway, it might work for you, it might not. Maybe you don't even have conjunctivitis after all, just a couple of the symptoms of it!

Posted by Prof J (Cebu, Philippines) on 10/02/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have what I now think is pink eye. For the past 4 months my eyes have been gritty, itchy and full of white, greenish and yellowish gunk. Sometimes in the morning my eyes are stuck shut. At times the gunk is so thick it blurs my vision. Every hour or so I have to wipe it out and it strings onto the tissue. Not pleasant or pretty.

I read about your use of coffee so tried it. I made a strong cup then while it was still very warm held a wad of tissue (no cotton balls available) soaked in coffee against each closed eye. I then rinsed each eye separately with warm coffee while rolling my eyes. The coffee made the gunk turn brown and I was surprised at the amount of it that came out because my eyes were fairly clean.

Long story short is my eyes feel great now, no burning or itching, there is no gunk visible, and the whites are clear. I'll repeat this in a few hours and do so for the next few days.

Holy Basil
Posted by Sabiba (Morroco) on 08/28/2016
5 out of 5 stars

There are two days, I went down with a nasty conjunctivitis accompanied by a migraine, I consulted earthclinic and tried the remedy of black tea, with no visible result, I spent the application of coconut oil, although I felt a little calm but sensation fat bother my vision.

A lady at home I recommend using holy basil leaves, eye drops. I picked 8 sheets and I crushed with a pestle, then I squeeze the crushed leaves in drops in my eyes. The relief was instantaneous, green liquid swept all landfills and was very soothing as for conjunctivitis for migraine. I reapplied the preparation 3 times a day and also the next day and the results are impressive. Thank you for all your contributions ..vives remedies of nature.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 08/22/2016


I use colloidal silver at about the 50 ppm level. I use twice daily for pink eye and administer three drops or so in both eyes and repeat the next day....two days. If a bad case, I might go to 3 times a day for two days. I do not administer cs in eyes for more than two days at a time. CS can take off some of the cells so I must be very cautious with eyes.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 08/22/2016

Hello Loretta,

10 ppm is fine. I use 50 but 10 would work. Don't use for more than two days in a week.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Loretta (Ny) on 08/21/2016

Hi Dave,

What strength, 10mmp or different? Thank you.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Sandra (Tallahassee, Fl) on 07/17/2016

Is there a particular brand you use for the eyes? There are several available and I am unsure which is the best. Thanks in advance.

Castor Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My 12 year old daughter woke up with her eyes very bloodshot yesterday. They had been crusty when she woke up. I put one drop of castor oil into each eye in the evening. She was 95% better by morning, after just one treatment! She said she didn't wake up with crusty eyes. I put another drop in each eye tonight, just for good measure. I have used chamomile, eyebright, and activated charcoal for pinkeye before in my children. All have worked, usually quite quickly. If you keep chamomile tea bags on hand, this is a pretty easy treatment and using moist, cool chamomile tea bags on irritated eyes (from pinkeye or anything else) brings immediate relief.

I will say that castor oil was the easiest of all of these because there was nothing to prepare.

I do use cold pressed, hexane free castor oil when I am using it for medical purposes, especially in the eyes.

~Mama to Many~

Coconut Oil
Posted by Julia (San Francisco, California) on 05/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had been suffering from a very red, irritated, itchy, morning goo-shut eye. I had been putting drops of diluted apple cider vinegar all day and although it seemed to work alleviating the itch and the redness, it would all come back in no less than a half hour.

I searched the earthclinic site again and Ted had recommended 5-10% magnesium chloride in water use as drops and the results would be seen immediately. I planned to do that the next day but meanwhile I tried one more thing that people reported had worked for them-- drops Virgin Coconut oil.

Once the coconut oil was melted I put some drops on my eye. It felt so soothing!! No itch!!

I woke up the next day with no redness! I still feel a little bit of itching near my tear duct so I am continuing to put the oil drops until I feel no more itching!

Thank you Earthclinic!!

Colloidal Silver, Raw Honey and Yogurt
Posted by Kjerstin (California ) on 03/13/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Pink eye cure!

I mix raw honey, Colloidal Silver (CS) & Greek organic plain yogurt in a dropper.

Put it in eye every 20 minutes or so for a few hours. It will burn just a bit at first. You have to put it I'm your eye at least twice an hour to be effective.

It will clear up In a few hours!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Green Tea Bags
Posted by Pat (Desert Hot Springs, Ca) on 12/26/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you1 Ran to Rite Aid to purchase homeopathic remedy. Once aplied, did not seem to help but aggregated my swollen under eye and began turning black and blue. Remembered I had colloidal silver, applied but after a few application new pain developed and oozing. Finally I remembered EARTH CLINIC...great advise.

Used both the Apple cider vinegar with mother as often as possible with the green tea bag soak for pain. This came on by Christmas Dinner and ended by Day after Christmas lunch. Truly great....keep up the authentic healing!

ACV, Green Tea Bags, Honey
Posted by Severe Pink Eye Sufferer (Winkler, Manitoba, Canada) on 12/07/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have been in extreme pain due to pink eye for the fourth day. The eyes themselves as well as the lids and skin around the eye are extremely affected. I started on the first day with antibiotic eye drops from the pharmacy. I used these for about a day and a half. It got even worse with these drops, it was so bad that the seeping from my eyes was orange in colour. My eyeballs were dark red... I realized that this was not working and so I bought Visine 8 symptom eye relief drops as well as a Visine antihistamine drop. I used these for the next two days with no relief except that my eyes stopped with the orange/reddish mucus seeping. But the lids and the skin around my eye were still burning with pain and I had huge sacks of liquid forming under my eyes.

I tried cool wash cloths, warm wash cloths and putting a aloe skin softener on but all of these gave me very brief periods of relief.

This morning my eyes were almost completely swollen closed and stuck shut. I was crying because of the pain. I called to speak to a pharmacist but he was not available so that's when I googled home remedies for pink eye. Holy cow am I glad I did!!!

1. First I took a cotton pad and dipped it into Apple Cider Vinegar and pressed them onto the eye so that the ACV ran into my eye. I could feel relief immediately But not for all the symptoms I was having.

2. Then I put green tea bags (which I had boiled in a cup of water and then put them in the freezer to cool) onto each eye and let the liquid run into my eyes. I did this until the tea bags weren't cold anymore. I found this to be a big relief as well.

3. Then I dipped Qtips into liquid honey and put that onto my eyelids and lashes and the skin around my eyes. This helped a lot too. It is now about 2 1/2 hours later and I can feel the sand in the eye and the burning just starting to come back. I will now repeat all three things.

I cannot even express how much this has all helped!! Unbelievable!!!! From going completely crazy in pain to almost pain free in 3 simple steps!! Thanks to everyone who posted on each of these 3 remedies!! I will continue with these remedies and post again in a day or two with the results.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 04/26/2015

Dear Turtle,

By now your eyes have probably self-rinsed.

Chamomile Tea is soothing to the eyes and also helpful for pinkeye. You could us it on the days off of silver. I pour very hot water over the tea bags and let them cool to body temperature. Then Gently squeeze out the excess water and place one tea bag over each eye. This I do twice a day but it could be done more often.

~Mama to Many~

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 04/26/2015


Use of CS in eye....

Never overuse CS in eye....only use cs twice a day for two days for Pink Eye. Five days later can apply again.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Turtle (Usa) on 04/26/2015
0 out of 5 stars

I think I overdid it! Started putting drops in today and was doing a drop every few hours. Eye seems even more irritated now. What do I do? Stop using it? Keep using it but only twice a day? What did your mom do when she realized she overdid it? Should I rinse it out?

Black Tea Bag
Posted by Uvstarbaby (New Jersey) on 04/13/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I woke up a couple of days ago with a case of pink eye that had come on board during another infection, involving sore throat, dry cough, raspy voice, body aches. It mainly affected my right eye, but some in the left, too. Really red, with profuse slimy discharge. I let it go a day to see if it would clear up, but it was just getting worse.

Suddenly, a light bulb came on to check EarthClinic for some remedies. At first I tried ACV mixed with water, which burned and seemed worse after a few hours. Then I tried colloidal silver, which gave no improvement after several hours. Then I tried organic peony white tea (because it's a type of green tea - young leaves), with no effect and it seemed even worse again. FINALLY, I tried black tea, the round tea bags, and there was almost instant relief and some clearing of redness over a few hours.

After the second application last night before bed, today it's gone in my left eye and practically gone in my right eye. I just did another application on both eyes and will likely do a couple more, to ensure it stays gone. It was easy and painless. Just like making a cup of tea, only I put the cooled teabag on my right eye, after squeezing some drops from it into my left. For subsequent applications, I used the cold tea in the cup, with clean cotton balls, squeezing drops in each eye, and cleaning my eyelashes and surrounding eye area with the tea soaked cotton balls. I'm grateful and my vision is still good--maybe a touch better. :) Thank you EarthClinic and everyone who has posted their experience here in order to help others. It worked!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Cindy (Tx, US) on 02/18/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I use colloidal silver, a couple of drops in the eye and it clears up pink eye within hours, not days. My dog looked like her eye was going to pop out and I put 2 drops in her eye and within hours it was back to normal. This is the fastest working thing I have ever seen. Me and my children always have a bottle on hand. It is miraculous to me.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Ann (Austin, Texas) on 12/20/2014 1 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I use colloidal silver for conjunctivitis. Use two drops in each eye and blink a little to get it all over the eyelash roots. Twice a day till all is clear.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Laurie (Chicago, Il) on 09/27/2014
5 out of 5 stars

My eye was blood red when I woke up. It didn't itch, burn, or have any gunk in it. It was just bright blood red taking up every white part of my eye. I tried putting ACV in it for half the day, but it just irritated my eye even more, made it burn horribly, and some how made it even more red. So I researched and found coconut oil as a remedy. I figured if it worked it would be much more soothing than the ACV. I scooped out a spoonful and warmed it in the microwave for 10-20seconds so it was a clear liquid. Then used a spoon to pour it directly into my eye. After about an hour I noticed it was less red. So I put more in every 30 min to an hour. I put some in before bed and woke up with my eye being 85% better!!!! My eye is just a slight pink like I had been rubbing it. My roommate said it was hardly noticeable. I'm going to keep putting more in every 30 min to an hour. I'm sure by tomorrow it will be back to normal. I highly recommend coconut oil for pink eye!!! It's very soothing and fast!!!! Good luck!!!

Himalayan Salt
Posted by Elodie (Melbourne, AU) on 08/18/2014

ok so I discover that the himalayan salt does not get rid of the conjunctivitis, only keeps it at bay. So I reach for the green tea bags. I use organic, unbleached green tea bags. I steep in boiled spring water and remove and let cool and place over the eye lids whilst the bags are still a little warm. I also drop some of the green tea water from the bags into each eye. I leave them on for arround 10-15 minutes. I did this twice a day for 3 days and no more conjunctivitis, third day on. However now I have the problem of having intensely dry eyes, in the morning I am having to peel open my eye lids. so now on to curing my dry eye...

Himalayan Salt
Posted by Elodie (Melbourne, AU) on 08/11/2014
4 out of 5 stars

I developed conjunctivitis whilst with a nasty flu, but could not muster the energy to get to the shop to buy sea salt. so I used the himalayan salt I already had in the house (which I use for neti pot and cooking) and used about 2 tea spoons to half a cup of water - super concentrated! I dropped a few drops in the infected eye of the evening. Early next morning my eye was worse and was so crusty and gunky my lids were pursed shut. My other eye was also starting to feel a little cloudy. Immediately I repeated the same procedure but instead this time I FLUSHED each eye with the salt solution, around a quarter of a cup to each eye. End of day 2 and my eye feels 95% better, not red or swollen, a tiny bit of gunk in the tear duct but no build up of the crusty sticky gunk of the night before. I believe that himalayan rock salt (can be purchased in rock form, fine or powdered) is less drying than sea salt and actually helps to moisturize the eye. I have also read that the black form of himalayan salt is high in sulphur, which is anti bacterial, which would also be a good remedy. I do have some black himalayan salt and will try this if it returns.

Update: 8/18

ok so I discover that the himalayan salt does not get rid of the conjunctivitis, only keeps it at bay. So I reach for the green tea bags. I use organic, unbleached green tea bags. I steep in boiled spring water and remove and let cool and place over the eye lids whilst the bags are still a little warm. I also drop some of the green tea water from the bags into each eye. I leave them on for arround 10-15 minutes. I did this twice a day for 3 days and no more conjunctivitis, third day on. However now I have the problem of having intensely dry eyes, in the morning I am having to peel open my eye lids. so now on to curing my dry eye...

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