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Natural Remedies for Pink Eye

Raw Potato Juice
Posted by Selena (Chula, GA) on 04/28/2009
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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
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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).

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Buster (Edmonton, Alberta Canada) on 03/31/2009

Doctors Agatha and Calvin Thrash in their book "Natural Remedies"

1. Charcoal poultices should be applied overnight. Mix powdered charcoal with water sufficient to make a thick paste and spread it over a piece of flannel or muslin larger than the inflamed area of the eye. Place this over the eye. Cover with a piece of plastic or similar material and hold in place with an ace bandage wrapped lightly around the head. The bandage should not be so tight that it puts pressure on the eyeballs, but it must be snug enough to hold the compress in place overnight. Remove it in the morning, and dispose of the compress in a manner to avoid spreading the infection.

2. Charcoal slurry water eye drops may be used during the day. To make the drops boil one cup of water with one-fourth teaspoon salt (suggest Real Salt, celtic, sea salt as better than table salt) and one teaspoon powdered charcoal. When cool, strain through several layers of cheesecloth. Using a dropper, put four or five drops of the clear fluid in the affected eye every two hours.

An village with 1,000 people in Papua New Guinea had members in most families infected. They found this remedy 10 times more effective than antibiotics. A relative registered nurse suggests this to us family members.

Honey, Comfrey, Olive Leaf, Salt
Posted by Siafu (Private, GA) on 03/26/2009
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Pink Eye - My Remedy

Hi there. I saw a section concerning pink eye and just wanted to throw in something I learnt a little while ago. I work in a medical facility and conjunctivitis comes around every so often.

I have had this a few times before and they always send you home for it. Well one day I made a mixture:
* About a cup of warm water
* 2 Table spoons of locally procured honey
* A dropper full of Comfrey Extract
* A dropper full of Olive Leaf Extract
* About a teaspoon of salt

I mixed it all together very well and used a dropper to place a few drops into the infected eye as often as I thought about it. All together probably around 10 times or more that day. By the next morning it was all over with.

What I had done was went and got a note and a prescription and decided that if the above had not improved anything within a day or two I would start taking the RX, but that was not necessary.

I've had to do it a second time, but did not add the salt or Comfrey and it still worked. I think it's the honey to be honest. Comfrey is said not to be safe internally, so perhaps not a good idea to squirt into the eye.

Anyway, thought I'd share and hope this is a help to someone.

Black Tea and Salt Water
Posted by Amanda (Monterey, CA) on 03/01/2009
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Black tea and salt water cured my conjunctivitis.

Yesterday I woke up with a really itchy, bloodshot left eye and it got worse throughout the day. Then, this morning I woke up and my eye was all gooey, stuck together, swollen, and red. I never go to the doctor, even though my husband has great insurance, because I know all they do is prescribe antibiotics or some other pills from a laboratory and I do not want to mess up my body chemistry. So, naturally, I went to Earthclinic instead. First, I brewed two black tea bags in 1 1/2 cups of hot water. Meanwhile, I decided to try rinsing my eye with a concentrated solution of sea salt in warm water. I did not measure it, but it was quite a salty concoction. I used an eyedropper and put a few drops in my eye. It stung a lot, but I felt like it was working. Next, I used the eyedropper to drop warm black tea in my eye and it was SO soothing. It took all the stinging away! I then laid down and put the tea bag over my eye. Whenever it would cool down, I would put it back in the warm tea and put the other on on my eye. I repeated this procedure until the tea was cooled down. After that, I fell asleep again for an hour or so and when I woke up my eye felt and looked almost back to normal. Thanks Earthclinic!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Kira (Saratoga, NY) on 12/23/2008
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When my eyes get itchy and icky, colloidal silver (CS) works fast. I accidentally left the CS batch brewing for several hours and since the solution was bit yellow I don't ingest but works great topically.

Don't ever put 3% Hydrogen Peroxide in the eyes, I did that by accident. Contact lense used to have a cleaner called AOSEPT (you use with neutralizing disc) and I mistakened it for saline. Aosept was basically 3% H202. It burned so bad and turned eye so red and I kept flushing with water for like 1/2 an hour but no damage. Had it been 35% H202, it probably would have burned the corneal tissue!

But CS in eye is soothing provided you make it right, distilled water, pure silver (at least .999), no salt.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Sandy (Dallas, TX) on 12/22/2008
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I have used Colloidal Silver for Pink Eye and it does work. I was a little scared at first since it was my eye, but it did not hurt and cleared very quickly, just as reported.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Alice (New Fairfield, Connecticut) on 12/22/2008
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I have several times, used a drop of colloidal silver in each eye for pink eye and it's worked every time...and very quickly.

Posted by Frances (Heflin, AL, USA) on 12/19/2008
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PINK EYES: Growing up my Grandmother always rubbed the brass part of a shot gun shell over my pink eye for several times and it cleared up.

Lemon Juice
Posted by Browns (Sahuarita, AZ) on 10/01/2008
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I am both amazed, happy and angry! Amazed and happy because of how quickly 2 drops of fresh lemon juice diluted with water could cure my pink eye. Angry because I feel bamboozled by doctors and the medicine they've prescribed me for years! Thank you so much. I'm going to share it with everyone I know.

Posted by Carol (Dallas, Texas) on 09/05/2008
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Remedy: Chamomile
Cured: Viral Conjunctivitis

I bought teabags with chamomile flowers listed as the only ingredient.

I boiled around 1 cup of water, then floated the teabags in there for about 2 minutes and removed from heat.

Allowed the tea to cool until it was just warm to the inside of my wrist. Then I dipped cotton balls 1 time only per piece into the tea and used this to remove the "gunk". Next, I took the teabags while still warm and placed them over my eyes and covered them with a clean towel.

This seemed to soothe the swelling of my eyelids and dried up a lot of the discharge.

I had this condition for about 4 days and was using antibiotic drops until I went to an opthalmologist who diagnosed it as viral. That's the point where I stopped using drops and started using the teabags. I have been doing this for a day and a half and my eyes are pink instead of red with just a little discharge now, and no more swelling, pain, or itchiness. I feel like I will probably be completely over this by tomorrow.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Sheri (Newark, California) on 09/02/2008
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We've had great results with using virgin coconut oil directly in the eye to combat pink-eye. It only takes a few treatments and about 24 hrs to do the trick. Just wash your hands thoroughly, dry them, then put a dab onto your finger and wipe it into your eye. Wash hands again and wait for the magic to happen. We've even used it on the infected feet of our hamster. Virgin coconut oil is amazing stuff!

Flax Seeds and Aloe Vera Juice
Posted by Howard (Satellite Beach, Florida) on 08/07/2008
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Flax Seeds and Aloe Vera Juice Cured My Eye Infection.

This remedy was given to me by the owner of a health food store who learned it from her grandmother: For any type of eye infection (mine was bloodshot and pinchy upon waking in the morning--possibly Pink Eye), she does the following:

Pull out the skin "pocket" below the eye and insert at least two flax seeds or as many as you can get in there. Then put a drop of aloe vera juice on the eye. Leave seeds in overnight or up to 24 hours, then remove them (they will be gummy after drawing the bacteria to them). If eye infection isn't cleared up, repeat for another 24 hours.

Notes: flax seeds can be purchased at a health food store and must be kept refrigerated. Aloe vera juice does not need to be refrigerated. Do not put contact lens in eye while flax seeds are there.

Green Tea Bags
Posted by Brittney (Acworth, GA) on 06/03/2008
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I just wanted everyone to know that #1 this site is great! i first found this site looking for a pink eye cure for my two daughters (ages 2 and 3) well i tried the green tea remedy on each of them and within a few days (i think it was 3days) their pink eye was gone! never had to go to the doctor or anything. I did however change up the process a little.(they had a pretty severe case of pink eye)

So what i did was i put about 3 drops of colloidal silver in each eye then i placed a warm tea bag over each eye and left it on for about 15-20 minutes (i steeped the tea just as if i were making a cup of tea)and at first when i removed the tea bag i could see the green mucousy stuff floating around in the eyes like it was being pulled out of the crevices or something. it was nasty. but by the 2nd day it had pretty much cleared up. i followed that same procedure-silver then warm green tea bag-about 2-3x a day for 3days and it has not come back! that was almost a month ago. p.s. the secret to getting the tea bags on the eyes of people so young is to wait until nap time or bed time (in case anyone was wondering how i managed to do that). so anyway-thanks for the help! God bless.

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.

Sea Salt
Posted by Lucille (SOUTH PASADENA , CA) on 05/26/2008
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I tried all the remedies for pink eye: chamomille tea, green tea, boric acid in the contact lens solution, and finally what worked was the sea salt. I dissolved about 2 teaspoons of sea salt in about 1/2 cup of water and used an eye cup to rinse it around. I did this several times in a day, and it went away. Cured!

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