26 Home Remedies for Pink Eye Relief

Let us learn the basics of pink eye. Pink eye, otherwise known as conjunctivitis, is a disease common especially in children. For various reasons such as irritants, a viral infection, bacterial infection, or reaction to eye drops, the conjunctiva becomes inflamed, causing pink eye. In a few days, the inflammation usually clears up but why would you wait when there are home remedies you can use to treat it? Well, perhaps maybe because it is highly contagious.  Whatever. Below are useful natural remedies for pink eye?

  1. Make a vegetable juice by mixing 200 ml of spinach juice with 300 ml of carrot juice, and then drink it.
  2. Rubbing garlic works as an antibiotic that kills infections. Cut garlic for the juice to come out before rubbing it on the infected eye’s upper eyelid.
  3. Pouring a two or three drops of this homemade eye drop with salt water into the infected eye clears the infection. Here’s how to make it: Pour a teaspoon of table salt in a cup of water and mix.
  4. While this does not really treat the pink eye, it helps in alleviating the itchiness. Applying a cotton ball soaked in coconut oil over the eyelid of the infected eye alleviates the itchiness.
  5. Make lemon juice thinner by diluting it in water. Dip a cotton swab on it and apply on the eyelids.
  6. In a cup of Indian Gooseberry juice, mix 2 teaspoons of honey, and drink twice a day.
  7. Boil in a cup of water two tbsp. calendula flower. Use the solution to wash the infected eye or apply as a warm compress.
  8. Mix apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. Soak a cotton ball into it before applying on the affected eye.
  9. Dry the coriander leaves and boil in water. Strain, cool, then use as an eyewash to reduce swelling and pain.
  10. Mix in a cup of water a teaspoon of charcoal dust and ¼ teaspoon sea salt. Boil, strain, before pouring 4 drops of the mixture into the infected eye.
  11. Place cold bread over the pink eye to relieve inflammation and itchiness.
  12. This is perhaps the weirdest just by imagining how you would get your hands on this: breast milk. 3 drops onto the infected eye relieves the infection.
  13. Drop a castor oil thrice a day.
  14. In a ¼ cup of boiling water, dilute a tbsp. of boric acid and use as eyewash.
  15. Apply on the infected eye as a poultice a live cultured yogurt.
  16. Wash eye with elderberry blossom tea.
  17. Boil powdered barberry in a cup of water. Use as eyewash.
  18. Add a teaspoon of dried chamomile flower into a cup of water. Use as an eyewash after cooling down.
  19. Extract marigold and use as compress.
  20. Apply warm or cold compress.
  21. Blend a tbsp. of baking soda with a cup of water and use as eyewash.
  22. Soak a handkerchief in fresh aloe vera gel. Place on the eye.
  23. Boil fennel seeds in water. Use as eyewash.
  24. Boil 2 tbsp. turmeric powder and apply as a compress.
  25. Slice raw potato. Place on infected eye for 20 minutes.

Symptoms of pink eye include: intolerance to bright light, swelling in the eyes, constant pain, mucus production while sleeping, etc

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