Natural Remedies for Pink Eye

Black Tea Bag
Posted by Ebony (Ct, Usa) on 06/04/2010

I woke up with a itchy red eye. It was leaking a clear fluid. It was also hard for me to open the eye. It was only in my left eye. After visiting this site. I read about using tea (either black or green) as a remedy. Well I used black tea because it was the cheapest. I just made my tea like normal and took the tea bag out of the water after I let it seep for a few minutes and applied it to my eye. The warmth of the tea bag was so relaxing and soothing. I felt an immediate difference in about 15 minutes. I was able to go to work that day and by the end of the day the irritation was gone. Works great for me. Thanks to this website and all who posted.

Green Tea Bags
Posted by Brad (San Rafael, Ca) on 04/26/2010
5 out of 5 stars

True enough, green tea bags do work if you've got watery, pussy, red, swollen eyes. Yea!

Here's what I did, and it worked exceptionally: brew a nice cup of hot green tea using TWO bags.........let it cool some but keep it hot, but not scalding.......go into the bathroom or use the kitchen sink when ready.

Now, take a bag in each hand and start to slowly rub the bag full of the hot brew on your closed eyes. Obviously a key part of this is that the water not be too hot BUT it should be fairly hot. When you feel it, it's going to give comfort to your bleary eyes, believe me. You are going to love the effect of the heat, and I believe that's part of the cure too - the heat. When the bags cool off some keep dipping into the hot tea again and again. Touch them to your eyes, hold them on your eyes, let them seep into your eyes.

Occasionally tilt your head to the side and run some of the liquid smack INTO your eyes. Roll your eyeball around.

That's it. It will take 24-48 hours to get rid of the pink eye, but you'll get almost instant relief. Keep doing the procedure every 2-4 hours if possible. Enjoy. This cure might be a little less humiliating than the one where you urinate into your own eye....if you're going to try that one don't let mama catch you.

Saliva
Posted by Truthseeker (Woonsocket, Ri) on 04/05/2010

I forgot to add to this posting that I found out what they do in China:

In china, human saliva is used to prevent or cure conjunctiva. The mother licks the newborn eyes (since it only attacks the eyes, it is safe to lick it away).


Saliva
Posted by Truthseeker (Woonsocket, Ri) on 04/05/2010

Ok, so here we are day 2. So my eyes are FOR SURE getting better. But to be honest by about 9pm last night I didn't feel that my eyes had KEPT progressing like they did for the first 30 minutes of applying the saliva. So I put more saliva in my eyes at 9pm last night... only, I used my hubby's (disgusting!) I did so because I know full well that different people have different levels of good bacteria and health. And he has a very stong constatution. So I woke up this morning with almost no discharge (just a little) and haven't had any discharge all day. My eye is not 100% cured but it is MUCH better. Still, I want to move this along ASAP. So I figured I'd do some raw milk in my eye.... you see I know that breastmilk is the #1 natural cure for pink eye, but a friend of mine (who is big on natural cures) said that breastmilk needs to be applied right away for it to be effective, I don't so much buy that... breastmilk has loads of good things (like beneficial bacteria) in it AT ALL times and I think that should help when used at any point. Alas I have no breastmilk. What I do have however is some pasture fed, organic, raw milk. I put 2-3 drops of the raw milk in my eyes 4 times day. I did a bit more research and here is what I found:

Mother's milk is abundant in natural substances called lysosomes, which can also be found in saliva and tears.

Amazing! I think that the saliva would have cleared up my pink eye faster and better if it were viral. And just for the record, with other members of my family who have caught pink eye, we have used manuka honey with a 3 day cure rate. That being said we have only had pink eye (in our family) a total of 3 times.

I am going to add mega doses of vit. C to my regimen tonight. I'll report back tomorrow. For now, this is day 2 using natural methods and I am about 40%-50% better.


Saliva
Posted by Truthseeker (Woonsocket, Ri) on 04/04/2010
4 out of 5 stars

I just read somewhere in cyberspace about a gentlemen who when a Polish grandmother spit in the eye of his brother, his family got real mad. He was 7 years old and his brother was only 5 years old. But his pink-eye was cured by the end of that day. And the lady across the street apologized profusely but identified saliva as a natural cure for pink-eye (conjunctivitis). He says that since then he just swishes water around in his mouth when a doctor diagnosed him as having pink-eye. He says that the doctor told him that there is no known cure for pink-eye (conjunctivitis) other than an anti-biotic placed in the eye and that it takes a week for the anti-biotic to work. However, he says he has found that his own saliva kills pink-eye (conjunctivitis) within a day and it only needs to be done once.

Now, I'm not sure if saliva only works for viral conjunctivitis or bacterial as well...So.... having had pink eye for 2 days now (and I'm almost 100% sure it is bacterial conjunctivitis due to the massive discharge I'm having, mostly in the morning, but also periodically throughout the day)... I just tried it. No swishing, no water, just a teaspoon and a tissue. I spit in the spoon, tilted my head back and poured the spit in my left eye while holding the tissue against my temple. Then I did the same for my right eye. The slimyness of my spit made my lashes hold together for a minute. I just kept blinking to try and be sure the saliva was spreed into all areas of my eyeball. Then I wipped the excess off of my lashes. 10 MINUTES LATER AND I AM AMAZED !!!! The burning and discomfort I have been experiencing for 2 days was gone in minutes. My vision is clearer, and yes in only 10 minutes I can for sure see that the veins and dark red lines that were throughout my eyeballs is VERY diminished. My eyes feel SO MUCH better ! I will report back tomorrow to update my progress.

Marigold, Calendula and Eyebright
Posted by Nicky (Edinburgh, Lothian, Uk) on 03/21/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I have successfully treated conjunctivitis both for me and also my dogs by using a mixture of dried marigold/calendula and eyebright. You can get the dried herbs from a herbalist or health food store. Use 1 teaspoon of the dried herb mixture in 1 cup of boiling water and leave to infuse for 15mins. Strain, then use in a separate eye bath for each eye. For pets dab the eyes with cotton wool soaked in the infusion. Repeat this three times a day or as required until it clears. It is very soothing. In addition I would also recommend to take Echinacea or anything to boost the immune system.


Activated Charcoal
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, France) on 01/29/2010

When on holidays in Tunisia I found out that the charcoal Arab and Indian women use inside their eyes is not only because it is beautiful but also against eye disease. As at the time I often had itchy eyes I decided to try and it worked, within a few minutes I felt a lot better. The only thing is that I don't manage to keep my eyes clean as it runs a bit and it makes my eyes rather black underneath. I don't know if this happens because I wear contact lenses.... Someone told me that in India you see a lot of children whose eyes are very black because the mothers use this on them in order to prevent illnesses. I wish I could have the line stay nicely all day like those women do but I have asked advice a few times and I never quite understand how they do it. I suppose that it will work for pink eye as well, in women of course.


Bathed in Cool Water With Cotton Wool
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, France) on 01/29/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I learned how to treat red eyes when my children were babies and I was living in Holland. Just take a piece of cotton wool, wet it in boiled, cooled water and with the eye closed wash it from de outside to the inside. Do this a couple of times every time using a clean piece of cotton wool. It worked for them every time and it has worked for me over the years as well. Usually doing this one or two times was enough.

EC: For those of us wondering what cotton wool is...

"Linters are traditionally used in the manufacture of paper and as a raw material in the manufacture of cellulose. In the UK, linters are referred to as "cotton wool". This can also be a refined product (absorbent cotton in U.S. usage) which has medical, cosmetic and many other practical uses. The first medical use of cotton wool was by Dr Joseph Sampson Gamgee at the Queen's Hospital (later the General Hospital) in Birmingham, England"

Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton

Vapor From Raw Onions
Posted by Gino (Sacramento, Ca) on 01/27/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Pink eye cure- I've been trying the vapor of raw Onions it seem to be working so far. I was told many years ago from my boss that onions help with eye problems. hope he's right


Green Tea Bags
Posted by Jeff (Irvine, Ca) on 01/12/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Green Tea Cured Pink Eye

I awakened on Wednesday of last week with a crusty, gooey, left eye that was very red and felt as though my pupil was dilated. I boiled water and steeped a bag of green tea in a 1/2 cup of water for 20 minutes. Once the tea bag was at a comfortable temperature, I put on my eyelid and allowed some tea to drizzle into the eye. I kept the tea bag there for approximately 10 minutes and then repeated the procedure several more times throughout the day. Within 24 hours my eye was completely back to normal. Thanks Earth Clinic for the remedy!


Green Tea Bags
Posted by Danielle (Stockton, Ca Usa) on 11/02/2009
4 out of 5 stars

oh my goodness.i just literally used the green tea method on myself about 15 mins ago. i have to say right away green tea was dripped in my eye it felt 5 times better. so far i havent seen any improvement on the swelling but the redness is etter too (still slightly red). but better than it was before. i think im going to do it again in another few hours and see if there is anymore imporvements. i will update as it happens.

what i used was the organic green tea. i just waited tell the tea cooled a little then dripped the green tea into my eye then closed my eye and rested the warm tea bag on my eyes. i let it sit for 15 mins.thats about how long it took for the bag to turn cold. thank you guys so much for such a helpful tip.


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Carla (Port St. Lucie, Florida) on 10/06/2009
1 out of 5 stars

Eye Infection: Someone told me about the Lugol's Iodine and it can be used for the eye infection I have in my right eye, I've tried everything else, doctors, hospitals, eye washes, antibiotics, and can not get rid of this infection in the eye lid. Do you think the iodine will work? I"ve tried homeopathic remedies, Echinacom and Infectistat, Colidal Silver, and I just picked up some Oreganol. I'm wondering if the Lugol's Iodine will help.


Brown Tea Bags
Posted by Jdkokoko (Quezon City, Philippines) on 09/01/2009
5 out of 5 stars

i woke up with my right eye watery and swollen. i read from your website about the cure for this - green tea bag soaked in hot water. but because green tea here in the philippines is costly, i tried what is available brown tea bag. it worked. after only 7 minutes the swelling and watering has considerably decreased. i continued applying the bag after 3 hours apart, 2 times more and its completely gone the next morning. thanks earthclinic, your heaven sent (see the Holy Bible talks about plants and trees being the cure for our body illness)


Black Tea Bag
Posted by Jenk40 (Seattle, Wa, USA) on 08/28/2009
1 out of 5 stars

Nay: Black Tea Bags for Eye Infection: I recently got an eye infection and came online to search for natural cures. I tried applying black tea bags I had steeped as warm compresses first. I did this for about 15 minutes approximately 5 times the first day. The next day the eye infection was actually worse. I discontinued this and starting using ACV wash, which did end up working.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey
Posted by V (New York, NY) on 07/13/2009
5 out of 5 stars

ACV works! I have had the most severe, persistent case of viral conjunctivitis/dry eye for probably over a year now. Anyone who's had it knows that it is a real pain to cure, and comes back VERY easily. I've been to the eye doctor twice in this time and had tests to make sure it's viral, not bacterial, and every time he's said it pretty much amounts to dry eye. And he's prescribed me an exorbitantly expensive, teeny tiny bottle of medication. It worked during the time it was prescribed, but as soon as I'd stop using it, the dry eye would come back full force. This most recent time it has been particularly stubborn. My doctor's gentle approach of "let it cure itself, and use cold/warm compresses and natural tears" was not at all working. I'd tried all that, and other over-the-counter eye drops for "persistent dry eye" and, I swear to you, none of it worked. The one red eye would NOT got away. SO frustrating. And I can't afford to drop tons of money on tiny bottles of medication that I probably shouldn't be using permanently anyway.

So yesterday I tried this: 5 parts water, 2 parts honey (best grade), and 1 part pure apple cider vinegar. I mixed it up, put it in an eyedropper, and started using it every few hours or so (more or less). Always, when I first put it in, it burns quite a bit and my eye waters uncontrollably, and then a minute later there's a noticeable difference. My eye gets whiter. I did it one last time before bed last night and when I woke up, there was much less redness. At the end of today (I've been using it a little less because I didn't need it as much), there is hardly ANY redness. Mind you, my results were not as instantaneous as some other people's, so I had to keep trying. But I am so pleased and can't believe something has finally worked! Yes!


Sea Salt
Posted by Mel (Katy, Texas) on 07/03/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Sea salt solution cleared and cured my pink eye in 3 days. It did sting but I knew it would. I did this once in the morning and one in the evening. I mixed 1 tablespoon of sea salt to 1 cup of water in a water bottle. Mix well and tilt your head over the sink and squeeze a couple of times times in each eye.

Sea Salt
Posted by Nonni (Cleveland, OH) on 05/14/2009

Tristan, the cell salt Nat. Mur. (6x potency) is the tissue salt for maintaining a proper distribution of water throughout the system. I have had this cell salt work very quickly for dry eyes after taking only one or two doses. Also, as a side note to EC, it would be good to have a section for Homeopathic Remedies added to this site as they are wonderfully healing and safe to use as home remedies.

EC: Thank you for the great suggestion. A new page has been recently created: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/homeopathy.html


Sea Salt
Posted by Tristan (Sydney, Australia) on 05/14/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I recently used a sea salt solution to get rid of pink eye; it worked, but now my eyes are always dry, and they get red very easily. Neither the dryness nor the redness (the two are most likely linked) used to happen before I contracted pink eye. Both my eyes were fine.

Can anyone tell me what to do about my dry eyes - I would appreciate it very much. Thanks.

EC: Hi Tristan,

Dry Eyes remedies can be found here.

Sea Salt
Posted by KR (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) on 04/29/2009

Hi Tristan!

When all three of my daughters came down with pink eye, I also used a strong saline solution which took a few days to clear the infection but with every day, the improvement could be seen and felt. On previous occasions before the knowledge of using this remedy, it would take 1-2 weeks just to clear up. So be patient and keep applying every couple of hours per day to get the best results. You're on the right track!


Raw Potato Juice
Posted by Selena (Chula, GA) on 04/28/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Raw potato juice works very well for pink eye. Take a raw potato and blend it. Then take guaze and soak it in the mixture. Place on top of the eyes. Get a cloth to wipe any excess that may run down your face. Let it stay on the eyes for 10 mins or so. It should relieve the itchy burning immediately. Do it several times a day. The potato mix will not keep, make a small amount each time.


Sea Salt
Posted by Tristan (Sydney, Australia) on 04/28/2009
4 out of 5 stars

Hi all, I woke up with a mucuousy pink left eye - it seems like it has been building up to it for a week - and was the stickiest this morning. I tried ACV drops (diluted), then switched to sea salt, which seemed more effective (also snorted some through each nostril).

The left eye is without discharge now, but it is still very red, and occasionally prickly. Should it have cleared up completely by now? Should I wait for another day? I hope someone can help me as I don't know if I'm just delaying the inevitable or am on the right track. Thanks.

(BTW, The right eye seems to be free of it).


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