Natural Remedies for Pink Eye

Posted by Carolyn (Connecticut) on 11/05/2013
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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!

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/26/2013

Namrata, try it!! I do know someone who did that successfully.

Posted by Namrata (Sanquelim, Goa) on 10/25/2013

Does saliva works for conjuctivitis

Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt
Posted by Kingq (Chonburi, Thailand) on 10/14/2013
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Yea for Apple Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt as remedies for Pink Eye. Did 1.5 days using the ACV method and then 1.5 days doing the sea salt treatment as it stung less than the ACV. Completely cleared up the pink eye.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Kristyp2005 (New Iberia, Louisiana) on 10/13/2013
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Conjunctivitis: I put a little coconut oil in a glass baby jar and warmed jar with water to melt the oil. Used med dropper and put 2-4 drops. Also used it to clean eye. Have had conjunctivitis for over 7 days and it spread to my other eye (prescription drops did nothing but irritate my eyes). The coconut oil made my eyes feel so good! I can feel it working as weird as that sounds. I gave my 3 yr old coconut oil drops too and he stopped fighting me (like he did with prescription drops) and started to smile. I could tell he felt the same relief I was feeling. This has been the best remedy I've tried thus far!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil, Green Tea
Posted by Sandi (Orange County, Ca) on 09/19/2013
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I'm so thankful for this site. Last night at 1:30am, I woke up with a sharp stinging inner eyelid and large globs of yellow mucous seeping out of my eye. I found a couple of websites that stated natural remedies, so I combined them all. I boiled a cup of filtered water, steeped loose green tea leaves for 3 minutes, strained it, added about 2 tablespoons of organic ACV with mother, and constantly applied it to my eyes with cotton pads and swabs until I felt like it was a complete rinse. After the rinse, I applied organic coconut oil with a clean cotton swab to both eyes as a moisturizer and a salve. I went to bed at 3:30 with no more sharp pain in my eyes. In the morning, I woke up with very little yellow mucous. I am will repeat this rinse again because I'm only about 90% better, but one of those 3 cures (green tea, ACV, and organic coconut oil), if not all, began the healing of my eye pretty immediately.

Keratoconjunctivitis Remedies
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, USA) on 08/14/2013

Jaynemim, I would try Activated Charcoal. it is very effective against conjunctivitis. It is also good for inflammation (which is what the keratitis is.) Mix 1 t. activated charcoal powder (from your health food store.) with 4 oz. water. Strain out the charcoal with a coffee filter. Put a drop or two of the strained charcoal water into your eye 3 times a day. (Right before bed as one of the times.) You can do this indefinitely.

Chamomile is also great for conjuntivitis and inflammation. You can just get the tea bags at the grocery store and health food store. Pour hot water over two tea bags in a cup, just to moisten them. When they are a comfortable warm temperature, put a tea bag over each (closed) eye. Keep the tea bags on for 5-15 minutes. Do this 2-4 times a day.

Both remedies could be safely done together.

Let us know how you are doing!

~Mama to Many~

Keratoconjunctivitis Remedies
Posted by Jaynemim (Florida) on 08/14/2013

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?

Posted by Michemax (Trinidad) on 07/30/2013
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Try washing your eye with a honey wash for pink eye. Simply add a few drops (you can add more if you want it stronger) of honey to a little warm water, stir and using the cup of your hand, blink your eye over and over in the honey wash. Repeat 3 or 4 times. Do this at least 3 or 4 times during the day. Your eye will clear up.

I often use this as I get infections from when I use my contact lens.

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Mama To Many (Middle, Tennessee, Usa) on 06/27/2013

Dear Holly, I use a coffee filter to strain my charcoal water. I put 1 t. charcoal in 1/4 cup of filtered water and strain it through a filter. It is gray and may have very tiny particles that are okay. I think cheesecloth would let through particles that are too large. They probably wouldn't be harmful, just irritating.

Also, for the poultice... Your eye is closed. Then paper towel or flannel. Then moistened charcoal. Then the plastic wrap to keep the moisture in. But you probably don't need the plastic wrap unless you are doing this overnight.

For conjunctivitis, we have always just done the filtered charcoal water 3-4 times a day. Children are usually cured in a day and adults in a couple of days. But do it a couple of a times a day for a few days after and always do both eyes to prevent reinfection.

~Mama to Many~

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Holly (Westminster, Co) on 06/26/2013

First time having this and I must say, it is aweful. I have bought the charcoal for the remedies you mention but have two questions.

1. My slurry is not clear. It's still black after several times through the cheesecloth. Is this okay?

2. For the poultices, does the paste wrapped in flannel go directly on the closed eyes? And then the plastic on the otherside, or as a barrier between flannel and eye?

Thank you for your clarification and help.

Raw Milk And Honey
Posted by I am a nut for home remedies (Bloomington, Indiana) on 05/05/2013
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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.

Colloidal Silver, Saline, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Wendy (Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina) on 03/24/2013
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Miracle Cure! After using antibiotic eye drops and my infection getting worse, I came here and combined your top two remedies. I had some old 18 ppm collodial silver and I added a bit of isotonic saline solution to fill my bottle and just enough organic Apple Cider Vinegar to give the solution a slight burn when dropped in my eyes. I put the drops in hourly while awake. One day later, and no green gunk, the itching, reddness and pain is almost completely gone. I will continue for a few more days just to make sure the infection is gone.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Mcalzada (Los Angeles, Ca) on 02/28/2013
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Pink Eye: Yea for Colloidal silver. I used it twice a day for 3 days, by day 2 it was almost gone, by day 3 all clear. Used it years later when my son got it and worked just as quick.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Lloyd (Charlotte, Nc) on 12/21/2012
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I have contracted pink eye at least seven times in the last fifteen years. Two drops in each eye of colloidal silver twice a day for two days cured it every time. Don't use the silver for more than two days; it will start erroding some of the layer of the eye. That happened to my mother once when she overdid the use of the silver. But the tissue healed and in four or five days she no longer had the blurred vision... And the pink eye was gone. But the point is... Don't overdo the silver.... just two drops, twice a day for two days.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 12/08/2012
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Not in any way criticizing any other suggestions listed above but I've easily dealt with pink eye by using a few drops of colloidal silver onto eye ball itself. Twice a day for two days. Gone.

Black Tea Bag
Posted by Mikethedruid (Providence, Rhode Island, Usa) on 10/04/2012
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For several days my left eye had been irritated and discharging a sticky mucus which coated the lashes, and only made the irritation worse. I had tried just rinsing the eye well with warm water, which provided temporary relief, but did not cure the problem. Then I remembered something that the man who taught me the old ways had taught me about medicine, and tried using strong tea as an eyewash. The easiest way, he had told me, was to brew yourself a cup of tea using a cheap regular black or brown tea. When the cup is brewed, take out the teabag, but do not squeeze the water out. While you enjoy your tea, let the teabag cool down until it is just barely warm, then place the teabag on the afflicted eye, and gently squeeze it whill slightly blinking the eye so that the tea gets right onto the eyeball itself, as well as the lids. Wipe the excess that runs down your face with a paper towel or cloth. Do this every time it feels at all irritated, and in a day or two the problem will clear up. I did exactly that, and it works very well. It is a cheap, painless, and effective cure.

Castor Oil
Posted by Gigi (Edison, Nj) on 09/17/2012
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I had some kind of "pink eye?" blister inside my eye, somewhat painful... I started putting castor oil in it and after a week the blister all but disappeared. I would also wash the eye with plain water, every other day.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca) on 06/19/2012
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Failed me this time! -- I've had pink eye for 13 days now, was becoming increasingly frustrated by the 10th day. C. Silver was not working like it did before, and I planned to just call the doctor for an Rx. I started to read more about pH and acid-alkaline in the body for my husband, and stumbled on a possible answer to my recurring ailments, e. G. pink eye, hair loss, etc.

On the night of the 10th day of pink eye, I decided to drink a green smoothie and I was feeling SO much better within 1/2 an hour. The itching and swelling began to reduce. I am possibly suffering from acidosis, so I will pursue more knowledge on that, and ask for a pH blood test from my doctor.

It's the 12th day, and I have almost no more itching, very little swelling and discharge, but I did suffer symptoms of a head cold/sinus infection the next day after the green smoothie. Like the infection traveled trying to get away -- I also started using a boric acid eyewash, which is slightly alkaline.

If c. silver isn't working for you, try drinking a green smoothie to see if it makes a difference, you may need some pH balancing.

Green Tea Bags
Posted by Lovenlight (Levittown, Pa) on 06/18/2012
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While traveling in europe I woke up this morning with swollen eyes filled with pus and oozing!! And very painful! I could not believe it!! Felt like a kid with the worst snooty nose ever only it was oozing from eyes.. I went to my PC to look for a natural cure... And found this site.. After reading about the green tea... I ran to the kitchen found some green tea bags that also had orange and ginger in it and thought wth.. What do I have to lose.. Steeped for 2 min 2 tea bags placed them on my eyes and squeezed to let the tea into my eyes and re dipped them every 10 min to keep them warm after 30 min.. Amazing my eyes were clear, stopped oozing and no more pain or swelling..!! BEST cure EVER!

Posted by Mesem (Ota, Corsica) on 06/17/2012
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Elderflower or Sambucus nigra.

Collect the flower in early summer (May and June flowering). Cover the freshly picked flower heads with boiling water and leave to cool. Take the solution and use a dropper or cotton bud to apply to your eyes. I used this 2 days ago, it works and is an old and I thought well known remedy. Also for cats and dogs with conjunctivitis. Putting vinegar in your eyes just sounds silly. Sambus flowers are very antiseptic. The same thing with a cooled solution of sugar and water poured over the flowers and left for 48 hours makes a wonderful cordial. This eventually will form a alchoholic drink if left to ferment as the flowers supply their own favourable yeasts.

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