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Home Remedies For Eye Infection (Pink Eye)

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015

Conjunctivitis eyes or pink eyes are caused by inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. It is very painful condition with symptoms like redness, tearing, inflammation and swelling and itching in the eyes.

Pink eyes problem can be caused by bacterial, viral and other allergic infection. If someone suffering from pink eyes, then you should avoid to touch yourself from him; it can be a viral infection. So care about it every time and also wash your hands before eat or drink water.


Many people in the world are suffering from eye disease because of polluted air and fungal infection. And everyone has knows that, the eyes are the mirror of the world and life is incomplete without eyes. Here are some effective home remedies for pink or infected eyes.

Home Remedies For Pink Eyes or Conjunctivitis Eyes

1. Triphala Water

Triphala is the best natural ingredient that helps to treat from viral infection and swelling or irritating eyes. Triphala works as a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent that reduce swelling and itching.
  • Soak a teaspoon triphala powder into half glass of water before going to sleep.
  • Next morning, filter it properly and wash your eyes with this filtered water.
Repeat this method twice in a day; you will get rid from redness and infection problems with this remedy.

2. Alum and Rose-Water

Alum is also known as a phitkari; A white transparent solid crystal that used for cleaning the water. Alum is an excellent anti-fungal and antibacterial agent that works for curing pink eyes.

Mix four grain (approx 0.26 grams) of alum powder into 30 grams of rose-water. Mix well to make a lotion. You can keep this mixture into a glass bottle.

Drop 2 drops in both the eyes with the help of dropper. Repeat this treatment 3 to 4 times every day to get completely rid from infected eyes. This is the best remedy for pain and infection of the eyes.

Alternative Treatment - You can use distilled water or boiled water instead of rose-water.

3. Honey and Boiled Water

Honey has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that helps to treat from the pink eyes as well as redness in eyes. So, try this given method to get rid from it.

Mix 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey in 1/4 cup of lukewarm water (use boiled water when it becomes lukewarm). Mix well and drop 2 drops in both the eyes. Repeat this treatment thrice every day.

4 . Salt-Water

Salt water is an effective treatment for bacterial and fungal infections or allergies. Salt water is works to eliminate the symptoms of pink eyes.

Mix a teaspoon salt in a glass of water and bring to boil; thereafter leave it to become cool. Use a dropper to rinse your affected eyes with this salt water. Repeat this treatment 3 to 4 times in a day to get rid from infected eyes.

5. Cold or Warm Compress

Step by step compress of hot and cold is effective to treating with conjunctivitis eyes. You can try these compress method to get relief from infections.

Cold Compress - Soak a clean cloth into water or take some ice cubes into a plastic bag and wrap it into the cotton cloth. Apply it to closed eyes for five minutes. It is very useful to get rid from allergic conjunctivitis.

Hot Compress – Soak a clean cotton cloth into warm water and apply it to closed eyes. This method is effective to treat from inflammation, swelling and irritation. And it is also effective in viral or bacterial conjunctivitis.

Special Care

If you will stay away from eyes infections then you should follow these instructions.

1. Wash your hand before eat food.

2. Don’t rub your eyes with hands.

3. Avoid to meeting from viral infected people.

4. Use tea bag compress to reduce swelling and irritation in eyes.

5. According to medical research, breast milk is beneficial for those children’s; who are suffering from eye problems.

If you are in more trouble then you should consult with a specialist doctor to get a proper treatment.


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  2. My 4 year old son has -1.25 cylindrical power. Will this remedy work for him?? Pls reply. I am very very worried

  3. Sir I have -3 cylindrical power... will this work? Plz reply sir..

  4. Sir I have -3 cylindrical power ..wil this remedy is helpful???


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