185 Home Remedies for Pink eye
Soft contact lens cleaner
June 03, 2015
Boric Acid based soft contact lens cleaner with a gentle antibacterial agent is one of the best remedies for almost any eye infection in both humans and animals. I personally use a generic Equate brand knock off version of Opti-Free Replenish from Walmart.
I was given this tip by a pediatrician years ago and have had great results using it on both humans and animals. Not only is it a cheaper alternative to expensive prescription eye drops but in my experience it works 3x faster and better every time.
Samantha from New Orleans
Home remedy for pink eyes
March 21, 2015
I got pink eye yesterday. Very painful and un bearable. Want to take my eyes out and throw it. Fortunately I got some honey. Wanted to eat it with bread but an idea came to mind. Why not put some drops in my eyes. I put Two drops in each eyes. It burns a lot. In a few minuits green discharge came out and continuing. IT TOOK 1 HOUR. AFTER THAT YELLOW DISCHARGE STARTED AND FINALLY WHITE DISCHARGE. AND ALL STOP. THE PINK EYES WAS STILL THERE. I TOOK TWO SLICE OF POTATOES AND COVER BOTH EYES FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES. THAT WAS A GOOD JOB. THE REDNESS LESSEN. NO PAIN AND HAPPY.
Pinky from Mauritius
March 19, 2015
Make sure if you use salt in any home cure that its non-iodinized. I had a severe case many years ago and the Doctor was not specific on the type of salt. By the time I got to an eye specialist the damage was done, my tear duct was permenantly damaged.
M De Vest from Orlando, Fl
January 12, 2015
I found this website about 4 to 5 hours ago after having pink eye about a day. Not sure how I got it for the first time in over ten years but I did. And after reading over so many of the remedies on here I decided to try the only one I knew I had the ingredients for: milk and honey.
I used one tablespoon of Silk brand almond coconut milk blend and one tablespoon of local honey. Mixed them together, dipped the cotton ball, let it drip into my eye like eyedrops and then dabbed a little on tear ducts with a q-tip. Stings like heck for a few seconds just to warn ya. Did it twice then went to bed (around 12:30am) after a dose of Zzquil. Woke up about ten minutes ago with a funky feeling on my face, went to the bathroom and found my eye (the only with pinkeye) glued together with white-yellow gunk. Washed it away and was shocked at what I found. My eye is still red but a lot less than it was four hours ago!!!
I am absolutely shocked and amazed at how fast it's working. Just repeated the process and about to go back to bed. Hoping to see it cleared up completely when I get up for work in about 5 hours!!!
Rain from Cedar park Texas
I used a mixture of things
November 15, 2014
I have just come across this site, thank you to everyone who has given their ideas. I woke at 5 this morning with my eye driving me crazy and was waiting for the chemist to open but now I'm not going to bother. I read a few of your posts then decided to make my own remedy.
I had bought a small piece of fresh organic turmeric the other day - not sure exactly why... Came in handy now of course - chopped a bit up, threw it in some boiled filtered tap water with a bit of organic raw honey, Himalayan salt and organic apple cider vinegar.
I'm sure it's not essential to use organic ingredients, I just happened to have this stuff in. Dabbing the edges of my eyes with this at the moment, watered it down to make eye drops and finishing off with ex virgin coconut oil rubbed around my eyes.
I feel super confident some or all of these things will work! Good Luck Folks and Thanks Again! Love'n Hugs Sandy
Sandy Cleland from Uk
Apple cider vinegar
November 02, 2014
I had pink eye for 4 days. I had used 3 different types of over the counter eye drops and none really worked. I really wanted to get rid of the redness and none or those drops did the job. I then heard out apple cider vinegar. So I went out and bought some vinegar (the gold colored one). I simply mixed 1 teaspoon of the vinegar with 1 cup of tap water that I boiled first. I dipped a cotton ball in the mixture, squeezed out any excess liquid, then rubbed my eyelid (top and bottom) with it, to see if I could tolerate it. I felt like I could tolerate it so I used a different cotton ball and put two dropped in each eye.
It burned for about 10 seconds but almost immediate relief afterwards. The redness was not completely gone so I added two more drops before I went to bed and cleaned my eyes of any discharge.
Side note: I started the apple cider vinegar treatment 4 or 5 hours before I went to bed. I went to bed around 1am. The next morning I had no discharge and added more of the vinegar before going to work. I barely had any itching and watering. Still a little redness but I could tell it was going away. Once I got home about 5 hours later I put 2 more drops and after this last application no more redness. SO in less than 24 hours no more redness, watering and very little itchiness.
Renea from Houston, Tx
October 22, 2014
Yes it is equally useful for curing pink eye. It is not a fast method but it helps a lot in curing.
Astik dahal from Nepal
Conjunctivitis gone in a day !
September 26, 2014
Get a Saline bottle from any med store and use it both as eye drops and also dip your eyes in the solution keep blinking your eyes when dipped, and flush eyes. Repeat every 2 hrs for 4 to 5 times and IT'S GONE. NOTE: use DNS soln only i.E sodium chloride.
Girish from Karnataka , India
Hot water and eye drops
September 15, 2014
After waking up with a really bad infection in my left eye I searched the Internet to find a home cure. The majority of what I found was a bit crazy "putting garlic on you eyes" or some sort of oil drops in your eyes" yea I'll pass.
My wife went to the local Walmart found a off brand "pink eye drops" the combination of rag put in hot water rung out then placed on the eye that was infected has really cleared things up. But we found found out a little too late two of my kiddos got it before we cleared mine up.
One thing recommend is to stay away from the rest of your family and wash everything you touch esp pillows and blankets. I hope this will help if not have fun picking on my spelling.
Aaron from Houston
Pink eye home remedy
July 29, 2014
I've been prone to pink for a while just being around someone with it and I'm done. And I've read before that eating one raw clove of garlic a day can help and after trying it for myself I found it to actually be very helpful.
Melly from Nevada
July 28, 2014
I took a combination of remedies and mixed them together!
1. Boil water and pour over a couple camomile tea bags and chopped garlic, allow it to cool to a warm temp and add a good tbsp of honey before you remove the tea bags!
2. Use the tea bags as compresses for the eyes, at least 30 minutes!
3. Put coconut oil all over eye lids, upper and lower.
4. put tea tree oil on the eye bones all around but not in the eye, also put tea tree oil on the toes of the feet.
5. strain and save the tea, use repeatedly with cloths on the eyes just like you did with the tea bags!
6. Continue until eyes are better!
My daughters eyes are clearing up nicely! I also gave her some Advil to clear up the swelling and pain so she could sleep at night!
Kristin from Canada
Coconut oil really works!
July 23, 2014
For the past 5 years, I've been getting pink eye (the left eye only) twice a year. It always clears up in 3 days, with or without medications. In the past, doctors have prescribed different eye drops and none of them seemed to work.
After reading the comments on this site, I decided to give coconut oil a try and the result is AMAZIING!
This morning I applied two drops of oil and went about my day. That was a mistake - I had to come back because my eye was watery and very itchy. I applied two more drops and decided to take a nap. I just woke up and my eye is no longer watery or itchy!
So lying down after applying the oil is the key. I used Nutiva virgin coconut oil. It's not an instant cure - my eye is still red and I still have to stay home for the infection to run its course but I really didn't expect the symptom relief to come so quickly!
Lory Sparrow from The Germ State