181 Home Remedies for Pink eye
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
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