176 Home Remedies for Pink eye
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
Turmeric cures the pinkeye
July 19, 2014
Had a pink eye a week ago. Many eye drops and ointments used no relief felt. The doctors say due diabetic shall take long time to cure. Had an idea of child hood great Indian medicine turmeric powder as natural antibiotic.
Took half a cup boiled water let it cool down for normal room temperature and added a spoon of turmeric powder and a pinch of table salt. Dipped a neat white cloth in to the turmeric salt solution and squeeze it to little dry so that no drops solution flow on to to the face or nose. The cloth slab then put on to the effected eye for 20 to 30 minutes. Surprisingly red color strains observed on the cloth.
Dispose the infected cloth and repeated with a new cloth dipped in turmeric solution. The redness come down the blur vision improved Great relief!
Ramana Acharya from Nigeria
Iced salt water
July 18, 2014
Today I started feeling weird like my eye was swollen and then I was told I have pinkneye! I have a volleyball tournament tomorrow and I can't miss it! I put an ice cube on the effected area for about 15 minutes while I was doing it I boiled some water with salt in it then poured it into a coffee mug and took a paper towel dipped it in and squeezed it into my eye for 20 minutes about every five minutes I'd do it five time s and it helped!!
Selena Marti from Nowhere
Green tea, saltwater, honey.
July 11, 2014
I was so excited to come across this page because I got pink eye for the first time yesterday and did not want to have to shell out a lot of money for doctor and prescription. I'm all about homeopathy so this was great. I grew up gurgling salt water for sore throats and so knew that it helps with bacterial infections.
I also know honey is a great antibiotic. I mixed 1/2 cup boiling water with 2 tsps of salt and 1 tsp of honey. Added a green tea bag and steeped for about three minutes.
I figured the tea bag would help with the swelling on the eyelid. I let the mixture cool and then applied the mixture using a q-tip into my eye and all around my eyelid. I did this several times at first (about every 5 minutes for 20 minutes...As someone else on here had suggested) and then at least every hour until I went to bed...Which ended up being about 4 hours.
This morning I woke up...No gunk in or around my eyes, the swelling was down, my eyes were not itching and the redness was reduced to a minimum. In the morning, I simply wiped my eyes with the leftover mixture. And have had a great itch/red-eye free day. I suggest doing this at least every evening for 3-4 days just to be safe. Be sure to disinfect everything you sleep on or touch while you treat.
Oneg from District
The power of tea
June 17, 2014
Tea works! Steep regular or organic black tea, let cool. Once room temp rinse eye(s) with tea in sink. Then relax with the tea bag on your eye. Reduces swelling and helps clear infection if used at the first signs. This also works for styes. I've cured styes with black tea flushes and tea bags within a day. Also good for general eye puffiness.
Jess from Illinois
June 15, 2014
If you are like me and tried basically all possible remedies but STILL seem to not be free from pink eye.. Try coconut oil!
My pink eye began in my right eye, I'm not sure from where or what but I go it. The next morning my eyes were glued shut. I put the "similasan irritated eye relief" drops in the whole day, not seeming to get many results as most people had said.
The next day I woke up with pink eye in BOTH eyes. Both eyes were glued tied shut! The next three days I went through a list of remedies, I tried: Honey and milk (helped the right eye, completely went away the same day), lemon juice, the salt water soaked cotton balls, even the vicks outside the eye trick. But none of these could help my left eye. On the fourth day I left it alone and put a wet paper towel on it every now and then to soothe the symptoms and get gunk out.
That night I put COCONUT OIL on my upper eye lid, and a little bit on the tear duct. It healed the skin making it not sore anymore and I can even say that the white was actually coming back. I put a little more on in the morning and a few hours later the white had come back. YAY!!!
Ingredients : virgin coconut oil (mine was extra virgin) Directions : rub a little outside and in the tear duct, and also on the eye lid. Before you go to sleep.
Isabella from Texas
June 11, 2014
The pinkeye is not a joke and is something you do not want to get....So people keep your hands clean! I put a coffee mug of water. Filled it half way. I put it in the microwave for 4 minutes....Added 2 1/2 tablespoons of salt. Waited until the hot salt water cooled down and got me a piece of paper towel and just squeeze the warm salt water in my eye 5 times every 5 minutes for 20minutes...Repeat until looking better.
Alexander Wright from Milwaukee
June 07, 2014
Get a cup of cold milk and splash some in your eye then repeat until it feels better.
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June 01, 2014
Yesterday I was in the gas station heard a noise above my head looked up and was hit in face with gust of air from vent in ceiling immediately thought oh! My allergies..Well within ten minutes I had itching and so much eye goo mucus in both eyes it was alarming. No insurance so here I am. Try ed aloevera coconut oil and goldenseal. My eyes are sore but so so so much better.
TammyRay from Decatur
Salt water did it for me!
May 25, 2014
I woke up at 4am today with pink eye. My right eye was closed shut with nasty puss. I clean it but it comes right back with a lot of gunk. It's a Sunday and I also have no insurance so I googled remedies and found these posts.
I picked the safest method I could find, it's 5 hrs later and I can't believe I've cured it! I boiled water for 10 min. Filled a clean mug halfway and put 2 tblsp of salt. Waited for it to dissolve and cool down. I then took a piece of paper towel, soaked it in the warm salty water and squeezed the liquid into my eye, constantly rolling my eye around. I could feel a little tingle/burn.
I did this for 20 min, at 5 min increments. I then held the mug up to my eye holding my eyelids open and poured into my eye with a final flush of remaining salt water. My eye is clear and I hope this helps you.
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