These powerful Pink Eye home remedies come from many areas of the world and can bring great relief and healing.
Just hearing “pink eye” brings on unpleasant images of crusty eyelids and pain.
An unbelievable amount has been written about the eyes. Their importance certainly cannot be expressed simply. We all know this well.
As a child, living with a grandmother that lost her sight, I came to appreciate how much we rely on this gift.
From helping us observe clues about people around us, to enjoying the beautiful details in a small flower, we depend on our eyes to reveal much to us every day.
First, it’s important to know what it is and which type is affecting our eyes.
Pink eye - also called conjunctivitis - is an inflammation of the thin, clear covering of the white of the eye (or sclera) and the inside of the eyelids (or conjunctiva).
Conjunctivitis can have several causes that range from an allergic reaction to a bacterial or a viral infection.
Pink Eye Symptoms shared for all types:
• white of eye appears red or irritated
• eye can be sensitive to light
There are Two Types of Highly Contagious Conjunctivitis:
Bacterial Pink Eye
Click here to learn how to heal the contagious type - Bacterial Pink Eye - with powerful Pink Eye Home Remedies.
Viral Pink Eye has to run its course but you can give great relief and help by following the remedies on this page.
An eye wash of honey, sea salt, and distilled or purified water is my favorite soothing and antibiotic natural remedy.
This can also can be used as a nasal wash. I know a lot of people that love to use it in a Neti pot. I, myself, can’t stand that sensation of water going through my nose but I know it brings relief to many. If it sounds like it would help you, then by all means try it!
To make the eye/nasal wash, just mix together:
• 1 cup of warm distilled water (or boil tap water to sterilize, let cool to a comfortable temperature before using)
• 1/2 teaspoon or 2.5g Sea Salt
• 1/2 teaspoon or 2.5g Honey
• shake before using
• Can save and store this mix for 2-3 days in sealed container (I use my purple mason style jar)
*Be sure to not contaminate the mix you save by touching it to the eyes.
A great hands on pink eye home remedy - Nasal Massage - can help to make sure the duct that drains tears isn’t plugged. It’s important that this duct allows tears to wash the eye then drain away.
Gently massage the areas on either side of the bridge of your nose where your eyeglasses or sunglasses rest. I like to massage the area from between the eyebrows down to the nose points because it feels good and helps make sure the ducts are free.
Use warm or cool compresses - whichever feels good - to bring relief.
Here are some soothing pink eye home remedies to bring help to those irritated eyes:
Use a chamomile tea bag as a compress to reduce the inflammation of conjunctivitis.
Believe it or not, the potato is an astringent and helps minimize inflammation.
Another option: place a potato poultice on the affected eye for about 20 minutes to help reduce the inflammation.