Pinkeye, often termed as conjunctivitis is a viral or bacterial infection observed when allergies and pollen counts are high. This is a condition when patients suffer low immunity due to deficiency of vitamin D. Here are some natural home remedies to treat pink eyes.
Ice cubes are beneficial for the reduction of pink eyes. All you need to do is place ice cube wrapped in a tissue (or better, an ice pack), on the infected eye. Hold it in the same position for some time and you will see relief.
No doubt, silver solutions are good for eye infections but silver nitrate present can cause irritation.This is the reason why doctors recommend erythromycin ointment to newborn’s suffering from pink eyes. However, colloidal silver has silver particles only that are less irritating and helpful in treating pink eyes.
Apple cider vinegar
You can add little quantity of apple cider vinegar to water and then boil the mixture. Dip a cotton ball in the mixture, squeeze it a little and then, put two drops in each eye. This will give immediate effect by reducing the redness.
Honey has the best healing properties and was widely used in India since ancient times for treating eye diseases. To reduce pink eyes, dissolve raw honey and a pinch of salt in pure warm water. Allow the mixture to cool and then, drop one to two drops in each eye after few hours.
Salt water, lemon and cold compress
Rinsing your eyes with the mixture of lemon and salt water and then, applying a cold compress for about 10 minutes help to successfully deal with the pink eyes. You can repeat the process as and when needed.
Salt water wash
Doctors recommend saline eye drops for pink eye treatment but you can make this solution at home. Simply add one teaspoon of salt to distilled water, as tap water might have impurities. Cool the mixture and rinse your eyes with the same to see benefitting results.
Coconut oil really works for causing pink eye reduction but the important thing to be kept in mind is that you need to lie down after adding the drops to eyes otherwise you will experience watery and itchy eyes.
Home remedies for treating pink eyes may not resolve pinkeye quickly, but are great at providing quick comfort and relief.