Here are some home remedies for conjunctivitis or red and sore eyes.
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a common childhood ailment. Here are some pink eye remedies. Conjunctivitis is a contagious ailment, so keep you child away from other kids. It is important to treat this right away so that the condition does not worsen.
My favorite, simple pink eye remedy is using chamomile!
Simple place cool, moist chamomile tea bag on each closed eye for about 10 minutes. Repeat this every couple hours. You can buy these tea bags at any supermarket. Make sure chamomile is the only ingredient.
If you have bulk chamomile flowers, simply use a muslin tea bag. Bulk chamomile flowers as well as these tea bags and other supplies are available at Mountain Rose Herbs.
You can also simply make the tea (a little stonger), and then use an eye cup to hold the luke warm tea in each eye. You can get an eye cup at most pharmacies.
You can also just wash the eyes out with the tea, make a compress with a cloth, or even soak a cotton ball in the tea and wipe the eyes every so often.
While treating pink eye topically, you certainly want to treat your child (or you) internally. Simply follow the steps in how I treat a cold naturally. Especially the parts about keeping yourself nourished and well rested.
Other pink eye remedies
- You can also use Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis). Infuse a teaspoon of the herb in a cup of hot water. Allow to cool, strain. Put the tea in an eye cup (available at pharmacies) and use it in the recommended way.
- You can wash the eye using 1 cup of boiled and cooled water. Add 5 drops of Eyebright tincture. Use a cotton ball. Never use straight tincture in an eye. Eyebright tincture (Euphrasia officinalis) is available here.