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Coconut oil

Stop this insanity. Some of these "remedies" are disturbing. Just get a dropper and Virgin Coconut Oil. Before going to bed, put a drop or two in the eye. It has natural antibiotic, antimicrobial and antiviral action, also helps keep the eye from getting glued together and is excellent for lubricating dry eyes. You could do it during the day, but your eye will be too blurry, so I recommend covering with gauze and a patch during the day.
October 04 2016

Sbj1104 from Baltimore, MD

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Baby shampoo

All you will need is a very small amount of baby shampoo and water. After washing your hands, wet hands again if necessary. Rub the shampoo between your hands to make suds. Take suds and apply to eyes. Leave this in for several seconds. Wash out and repeat procedure in several hours if necessary. I was amazed at how well this works. Simple, inexpensive, and effective.
September 27 2016

Deborah Brown from Augusta, Georgia

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Saltwater, lemon, cold compress

Currently dealing with pinkeye. I rinsed my eyes out with a saltwater and lemon mix, followed by a cold compress for 10 minutes, and it was gone in less than 12 hours. Boil 1 1/4 cups of water, add a tsp of salt and a couple of drops of 100 percent lemon juice. LIKE A LITTLE LEMON, SERIOUSLY. No shade at the posts that say "pour straight lemon juice in your eyes" but like? Pink eye is already painful so we don't want more pain. But um, yeah. Gently rinse your eyes out with the solution, then follow up with an ice cold compress for no more than ten minutes. Repeat as much as needed. Hint: The more often you do this, the faster it disappears ,)
March 17 2016

Iyma Dawkter from California

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Tea bag

Cure styes and pink eye with tea. Make a cup of black tea (contains the most tannins which is what cures the infection and reduces swelling.) Let it steep and then cool with the teabag in the cup. When cool, keep the tea bag lightly compressed on your eye for 15-20 min or so and then flush with cooled tea. Do this repeatedly throughout the day.
February 08 2016

For eyes from Big Onion

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Ice helps a lot !!!!!!

All you have to do is take a wipe or tissue and put a cube of ice in it. Wait until the ice melts and lay it on your eye. If you are too lazy to keep on holding it, just lay it on the infected eye and put on glasses or shades.. You might look like funny but it gives relief :-) :-) . I also recommend lots of rest..T
November 19 2015

Najah from Bahrain

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Soft contact lens cleaner

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.
June 03 2015

Samantha from New Orleans

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Home remedy for pink eyes

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.
March 21 2015

Pinky from Mauritius

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Home cures

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.
March 19 2015

M De Vest from Orlando, Fl

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Absolutely amazed

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!!!
January 12 2015

Rain from Cedar park Texas

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I used a mixture of things

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
November 15 2014

Sandy Cleland from Uk

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Apple cider vinegar

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.
November 02 2014

Renea from Houston, Tx

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Yes it is equally useful for curing pink eye. It is not a fast method but it helps a lot in curing.
October 22 2014

Astik dahal from Nepal

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