159 Home Remedies for Pink eye
Neosporin did it for me.
February 25, 2014
Well, I can remember the last time I got pink eye, about 15 years ago. Thanksgiving. My husband got it as well. What a site the 2 of us were. Antibiotics for several days. This past January, I got it again, and realized the symptoms fairly early. A Monday. I found a pink eye home remedy blog, read nearly all the suggestions, and the only thing I had in my home at that time was Neosporin, and tea bags.
My mother and sister (who by the way run to the doctor for every little thing) urged me to see a doctor and get a script. I replied “and why? So I can pay a $35 co-pay so they can tell me I have pink eye? I already know that. So they can prescribe antibiotics that I have no coverage for? I’ll look online and see if there are any home remedies I can try.
The remedy that got the most votes was breast milk, which I didn’t have access to. Second was whey from whole milk yogurt. Third was Colloidal Silver, forth was Neosporin, and fifth… fish tetracycline found in a pet shop. I had the neosporin. Once in the morning and before bedtime I would warm the tube with the lid on in a sink filled with hot water to make the vaseline like substance drip out instead of the unmanageable little sliver that would come out of the tube when I squeezed it. I would pull away my lower lid and put 2 drops of this warmed antibiotic in the pink of my lid, both eyes. Close them and take a nap for an hour or 3.
Then proceed with my day. Indeed vision would be blurred for an hour or so after my day nap, but that became less and less as the day progressed. I did this routine all week, every day, twice a day and by Friday I had no symptoms. That weekend I put the drops in my eye only at night, and by Monday I was fine and stopped the treatment. Viola. Pink eye gone, and it cost me pennies to do it.
Btw, that weekend I had a sweet 16 party to attend. No evidence of pink eye whatsoever :))
Eyewearwhore from Flushing
February 17, 2014
So many people knock this but that's probably coming from the weak people. Lime juice really really works Take a lime, cut in half, squeeze the lime in a cup and use an eye dropper or if you don't have one a straw and put a few drops in your eye. For the extreme you can directly pour the lime juice in your eye from the cup.
I just did this a few hours ago and I no longer have symptoms. My eyes feel normal again after fighting with eye drops for a day.
Trevor from Rochester Hills, Mi
Salt water and q tips
February 07, 2014
Boil a cup of water, then add about 2 teaspoons of salt. Allow to cool. Wash your hands thoroughly, and then get an ear bud (AKA Q tip) or tissue, and gently wipe the rims of your eye. This cleared up mine in no time. Hope it helps!
Kate from New Zealand
Chamomile tea (manzanilla)
January 21, 2014
Like you are making a cup of tea, boil the water add the water to your cup. Put the tea bag and honey in the cup of water. Mix. Let it cool down. With a paper towel (1 for each eye) wipe from the inside (close to your nose) out. With a dropper, qtip, cotton ball or paper towel put 2-3 drops in each eye every hour or so. U can also fold 2 separate paper towels (1 for each eye)down to size (big enough to cover your eyes) soak w the tea and honey mixture and place on ur eyes for a half hour every once in a while. Should start looking better within 24 hrs.
Kathy from Minnesota
Honey! honey! honey!
January 20, 2014
I cleared up my pink eye with 1/4 tsp of honey dissolved in 1/4 cup of green tea and a tiny pinch of salt. I was about to pay $175 to go see a doctor since I don't have insurance, and who knows how much the antibiotic drops would have cost. I put drops in my eye every 1-2 hrs. My eyes felt better after the first dose and we're clear in 24hrs. Spread the word!
Cara from Los Osos
November 04, 2013
Fastest remedy ever! Other than Breast milk, but I don't have that around the house, and can't buy it at the pharmacy... 2-3 drops in EACH eye every 2-3 hours, and especially right before bed. Should clear up by the end of the first day, or morning of the next!
Serah from Portland, OR
Few different ways!
November 02, 2013
So I got a pink eye, and I had no idea what to do. So what I did was I put an ice cube on it for 1/2 an hour straight, and every 1-2 hours, I would do it again. You can also put warm compresses to your eye.
Another solution is to steep two tea bags in a enough water to make one cup of tea. Remove the bags and put them aside to cool. Pour the tea in a shot glass or a small jar, add honey and salt( about a 1/4 tsp). Allow the salt to disolve and the liquid to cool. With a q-tip put 2-3 drops in each eye and sweep onto the base of the eyelashes. Cover eyes with the tea bags and a warm washcloth.
Honey is an antibiotic and salt is an astringent. Use the left over solution 4-5 times a day and the eye should feel and look better by the next day.
Annabelle from Ohio
Honey water works great for pink eye!
September 03, 2013
Honey is a natural antibiotic, but ever better because it doesn't kill the good bacteria you need to help fight off the infection. Mix a dribble of honey, raw if available (it'll work faster), into 1-2 Tbsp of warm water. Once the water is back to room temp use a dropper to drip a few drops into the affected eye just the same as you would the antibiotic drops from the Doctor.
Apply those drops every few hours and if you wake up at night do it then too... The infection should be gone in 1-3 days. I have personally used this remedy 4 times, I've use it on my daughter once, I have had three friends use the remedy and all three came back and said it worked great, the infection was gone quickly.
Mrs. Augustyn from WI
Green tea and warm saltwater
July 26, 2013
Well this worked for me. Apply one green tea bag and warm saltwater.. Take an empty eye wash bottle fill it with warm salt water( 2teaspoonfull). Then squirt the warm salt water onto the tea bag. Then take a half dry paper towel wrap it up and place it on the infected eye. Wow.. Within a few hours your eye feels and looks like a winner.. Worked 4me.. Hope this helps.
Michelle from Maryland
July 22, 2013
Sweat from your armpits actually works great, sounds like it would burn but the bacteria from the sweat kills the infection quickly.
So get those arms pumping and the sweat flowing.
Cassie Armstrong from Flab
Gone in less than a day????
July 16, 2013
Have pink eye and your supposed to go on a date tomorrow? Well this should fix it!! This worked for me!
If you don't already have a bottle of CVS pharmacy eye wash soothing (pic below) then you can run to cvs and buy a bottle. Drop a few drops into your infected eye(s) do this frequently (DON'T USE THE EYE CAP THAT COMES WITH!!)
Then get a paper towel (has to be disposable so I recommend a paper towel) put it under the faucet and let cold water on to it then crumble it into a ball and squeeze out the water carefully un-crumble the ball make sure not to rip it.
Then put ice in the middle of it and fold the sides over. Hold against eye. After your done THROW IT AWAY!!! Each time you do this use a new ice towel thing. You can do this as many times as you want.
Isabella from Austin, texas
A few solutions!
June 23, 2013
A few things that I find help are:
1) Dip some cotton wool in some nice, cold milk. It really refreshes the eyes.
2) Dip some cotton wool in hot, salty water, it doesn't sting like you think it may, it's soothing.
3) Cold raw potatoes are really refreshing.
Pick one of these things, and just lie back for a little while with it on your eyes. It will help relieve the itchiness, soreness and puffiness. Then, when you take it off, don't itch your eyes, and it'll stop itching and feeling sore/stinging in about 10 seconds :)
Chloe from England