Viral Conjunctivitis - Pink Eye


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Posted by Sam (Hershey, PA) on 05/27/2008
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Remedy/Cure: brewed black coffee for conjunctivitis

How to Use: Brew a cup or two of coffee as strong and dark as possible. Dip a clean cotton ball in the warm coffee. Gently wipe the coffee saturated cotton ball over infected eye so coffee runs into the eye. Wipe over several times and if needed repeat with a new cotton ball. The coffee can be saved in a container for 24 hours, but be sure container is clean. DO NOT contaiminate coffee by placing used cotton ball back into coffee! Be sure to warm coffee before each use.

How often: I used this treatment once every two hours for three days. Treatment can be done more frequently to alleviate itch and inflamation associated with pink eye.

My experience: I payed $21 (USD) for a bottle of antibiotic eyedrops. I used them for the ten days as recomended. I was not cured at the end of the ten days and suffered each day with red, sore, goopy, itchy eyes because the drops didn't even alleviate the symptoms of pink eye. I used the coffee for three days and from the first treatment I was no longer suffering.

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Posted by Jordann (Leesburg, Florida) on 01/14/2017
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Hi there. I just recently bought colloidal silver for the treatment of my pink eye. It first started in my left eye about 4 days ago. I used some antibiotic drops left over from when my children had it just the week before. Woke up about yesterday with my right eye completely swollen and discharging. Couldn't afford to go to the doctor again so I bought some CS. I did my first dose, 2 drops in each eye, at 1:30 pm and it started clearing. Did a 2nd dose, again 2 drops each, at 4:30pm. Still fine. At about 7:45pm I did my final dose, and my right eye instantly swelled and became irritated, red, discharging again and was very painful. I'm wondering what I did wrong, or if I am having a reaction. I don't believe its a reaction necessarily because my left eye is fine. The ppm of the CS is 50.

Any advice on what to do? I really want to stop the spread of the pink eye as we have a very full house and its already made its way past my 2 children, myself and my nephew. So I'm trying to prevent it passing thru my husband, brother and niece. Should I discontinue the use of CS or is this normal? I've never used it before so any advice on what to do would be greatly appreciated.

-Thank you

Posted by Albarod (Florida) on 12/19/2016
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I also used colloidal silver hydroxyl for pink eye. It worked right away. Thank God for this site.

Posted by Cindy (Tx, US) on 02/18/2015
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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.

Replied by Sandra
Tallahassee, Fl

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.

Posted by Ann (Austin, Texas) on 12/20/2014
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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.

Posted by Mike (Uk) on 01/14/2014
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Colloidal Silver seemed to work for me for an eye infection. Went down fine. Not sure if it would have gone down by itself, though. Colloidal silver seems to work for almost all topical infections I have :) I just make it myself and apply it once or twice a day with whatever is appropriate, such as in this case I used a pipette.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Mike from UK re Pink Eye,

Hello, and I too have used Colloidal Silver on conjunctivitis .... pink eye.

That virus is a killer to get rid of but for the past 15 years when I first read it would work I've used it to quickly get rid of the infection.

I use two drops of CS in each eye twice a day for two days. I was told by an ophthalmologist who was a professor of ophthalmology not to use the CS beyond 2 days because the CS could take off the cells of the eyeball.


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.

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.

Replied by Turtle
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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?

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc


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.

Replied by Mama To Many

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~

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.

Replied by Loretta

Hi Dave,

What strength, 10mmp or different? Thank you.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Hello Loretta,

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

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc


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.

Replied by Bianca
Jacksonville Fl

I have 250 ppm of CS.. is that safe to use for pink eye or how do I dilute to use in eye for pink eye?

Posted by April (Quakertown, Pa, Usa) on 04/27/2012
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I would like to add another "YEA" to using colloidal silver for pink eye.

I contracted pink eye from someone at work. I had leftover antibiotic eye drops, but I have been trying to get over candida overgrowth and C. Diff, and therefore I am no fan of them. I went on EarthClinic and found a number of people had tried colloidal silver for pink eye. I had some left over from when I was sick a few months ago, so I thought I'd give it a try. I applied one drop every 2 or so hours all day on Day 1. It is now Day 2, and it is almost completely gone! Thanks!

Posted by Timh (Louisville, Usa) on 10/11/2011
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My recent eye infection treated with anti inflammitory drops antibiotic drops for 1 week with little results and no resolve. C.S. began working immediately and infection was completely resolved within a few days.

Posted by Lattelisa (Shelton, Wa) on 08/03/2011
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I kept sleeping with my contacts for weeks and noticed my eyes getting a little more uncomfortable everyday, but this morning they were gooping pus, red, and tearing. I decided to throw out my contacts and take it easy today.

First thing I did was use a drop of colloidal silver, it felt slightly gritty for the first 10 seconds or so, but then felt wonderful afterwards. I continued to add more drops since it finally made my eyes feel better, and then another drop every hour so so afterwards.

At noon I also put warm and then cool Earl Grey tea bags over my eyes this afternoon and put a tiny bid of neosporin around the rims of my eyes and wiped the remainder away.

This afternoon I was able to put a new pair of contacts in my eyes and they really feel wonderful. I think the colloidal silver worked the best though. Every time I put another drop in my eye, it just felt so much better.

Replied by Linda
York County, Southern Maine

Hi Lattelisa - I too have tried colloidal silver for pink eye and found that, with applications several times during the day, within a day or two my eye was clear; the pink eye never fully developed.

Two days ago I had a sore throat - it hurt so bad I could barely swallow - it felt like strep in the making. I doubled up on echinacea and took colloidal silver in water 2 or 3 times and ~ VIOLA! Throat is feelin' fine.... Gotta love it. Here's to our Health, by natural means.....Linda

Posted by Maw (Charles County, Usa) on 07/05/2011
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This really works. My 7yo woke up with crusty itchy eyes. At first we were going to take her to the dr, but I decided to check Earthclinic first. I'm glad I did. I put one drop of colloidal silver in each eye twice a day and it cleared up in about 3 days. Also, I made sure I washed and changed her bedding before starting the treatment.

Posted by Bill (Philly, Pa) on 05/05/2011
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I started to get pink eye many years ago. A few people at work had it. I was watching TV and rubbing my eye. It was starting to itch when all of a sudden I realized..... Oh crap. I looked in the mirror and sure enough it was all red and a little puffy. I put a few drops of collodial silver in. Immediate relief. About an hour later I put in some more before going to bed. In the morning there was no signs of it.

Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 05/04/2011
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I've had pink eye 3 times in my life. What worked the best was colloidal silver. One drop in each eye every 4-6 hours; no touching or rubbing the eye(s); washing hands and washing anything that had touched my face (towels, pillow case, etc. ), and depending on the severity, the pink eye cleared up within 24 hours to 3-4 days. It's also important to be sure and sleep on your back. If you lie on the side that is not infected and a tear travels from the infected eye, over the bridge of your nose, and some how makes contact with your good eye, then you'll wake up with 2 pink eyes. I know, since it happened to me. : (

Now if I feel any discomfort in my eyes and suspect pink eye, I'll quickly use the silver. The Santa Ana winds in So California is the worst time for pink eye. Wear sunglasses if the winds are blowing.

Replied by Joni
Selma, Oregon

There seems to be several different natural cures for pink eye, but I would like to add what we use to the list. We raise dairy and meat goats. We have four bucklings kept together in an area just for them. One came down with pink eye this past winter, and one by one they all got it. Most people that have goats knows that just a 1/2 of a dropper full of fresh, raw milk will cure pink eye in just a couple days. After milking my does I would immediatley put some milk in a dropper and squeeze that into my bucklings eye. Twice a day is good, but even just once a day will cure it fast. I have read if you don't have fresh milk, you also can even used evaporated milk. So it doesn't have to be raw or fresh, although I think it would be better. This also works on humans. It's so easy and simple and almost everyone has some milk in the refrigerator. Hope this helps someone.

Replied by Sheila
San Diego, Ca
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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.