Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.
Comment posted by Faith of Beverton, OR, USA on 5 May 2017 at 7:42 4599
Had a bad cold that started with dripping sinuses and an extremely sore throat. After a week of that, I woke up in the middle of the night with a wall of liquid trailing down my cheeks, and my eyes were almost glued shut with conjunctivitis. When I woke up, I used warm water and unglued my eyes to see that they looked mildly red. I have never had pink eye before. Desperate after two weeks, I filled a little over a quarter of my dropper bottle with apple cider vinegar and the rest water that had been boiled. I did an eyewash first to get used to the sting, then I cracked my eyes and made the drops fall in, and once used to it, put a drop in the corners and under the eyelids every hour. After a day the pink was COMPLETELY GONE, and after two days I had no more discharge during the night or itching! Just make sure to keep it up, even after you think it's gone, and wash everything out near your eyes because you don't want it to come back!
Comment posted by Lucas of Brownsville, TX, USA on 19 April 2017 at 20:11 4574
I want to thank you for the apple vinegar remedy for conjunctivitis. After two different eye drops that only dried my eyes, mixing half boiled water and half apple cider vinegar in eye rinses took away the problem in a few hours.
Comment posted by Marjorie of Lancefielf , VIC, Australia on 7 March 2017 at 11:56 4504
I struggled for a couple of weeks with a pink eye infection. Read about the results some of your readers left. I used the apple cider vinegar fairly weak as I am a wimp. Within four days it is just about completely cured. Yay!!!!
Comment posted by TEL3 of Conyers, Georgia , USA on 4 March 2017 at 7:31 4497
My symptoms started with some gritty feeling irritation in my left eye. Over last weekend it progressed into something horrible. Viral pinkeye is what I have, and now in both eyes. During the week I had 2 optometrist visits and 2 ophthalmologists visits, and a total of 5 different eye drops, none worked for my viral pinkeye. I came across this site and read several reviews about apple cider vinegar. I used a 50-50 mix of boiled water and ACV, dip cotton ball in and squeeze it out leaving enough in the cotton ball to place a drop or two into the eye. I use separate cotton ball for each eye. I'm doing it every hour. I'm on my second hour and the relief is AMAZING. Why has the all natural way been so far down on my priority list, well it is truly number 1 now. I had a bad case of the viral pinkeye, I looked as through I had went 12 rounds with a boxer or 3 rounds mma. I want to thank the other people that shared their experiences. Without you all I would still be going through this viral nightmare. I will post my final results. Hope this helps the next person that is going through this. The sting from acv is rough but the results are well worth it.
Comment posted by Ddodondo of Woodstock, GA, USA on 1 February 2017 at 21:40 4456
My 10 year old daughter went theough a bad eye infection even our homeopath couldn't get rid of for weeks! After only one day of sterilized water (important to not use just tap water) and Bragg's ACV, it cleared up. It totally works! Better than all the other remedies. For kids, just dilute ACV more to take away some sting, like 10 to 1. I tried 12 to 1, but it didn't work as well because the pink eye was soooo bad.
Comment posted by Raena of Lakewood, Ohio, USA on 7 January 2017 at 4:41 4426
Suffering from viral pink eye which I'm almost positive I caught from the tanning salon goggles for about 11 days now. I've had two ER trips because it is that bad and a trip to an eye specialist, all which prescribed different steroids with antibiotics in it. Nothing has worked and it looked like I got punched in the eye. Also the pain is unbearable. It feels like I had a chopped onion just sitting on my eye and when I wake up it feels like my eye is drowning lol. Home remedy time! Tried a potatoe nope, coconut oil nope but that did soothe the outer dryness, cucumbers nope, Braggs apple cider vinegar YEESSS!!! Just did the vinegar and warm water no measurement, just an equal part of each on a cotton ball and gently dabbed it on my eye letting some drip in. Good god after the sting what a sweet relief! Still feels bruised but I can deal with that!
Comment posted by mare of Minneapolis, MN, USA on 18 October 2016 at 11:26 4315
I woke up with pink eye after a fever, body ache, headache, tired. I made up lemon juice, honey, turmeric, ACV. I drank a glass of that the night before. The fever broke, body ache, headache gone. I now had pink eye. I put a few drops of apple cider vinegar on a wet cotton ball and wiped the eye, thinking it would be painful. It was not bad, I rinse it out when it stings. I used colloidal sliver water as eye drops. The next day it was no longer red and was back to normal. I used to go to the doctor pay for the visit and get drops. It would take 5 days to clear up.
Comment posted by Li of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 18 July 2016 at 0:56 4163
First relief I have had in 13 days. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar in 12 tsp cold water. I used antibiotic drops for 10 days with no effect.
Comment posted by MJ of Austin, TX, USA on 4 February 2016 at 5:0 3886
I tried a mix of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (cloudy kind) diluted with water. I made it as strong as I could handle. It did burn when I put drops in my eye, but the relief was immediate once that burning subsided in half a second. I did it every hour, and my pink eye was gone in 12 hours. I still would use it in both eyes the next day, just to be sure it would not come back. Not as often as every hour though, just a few drops total through the day. My eyes felt back to normal and the redness was gone. Worked faster then antibiotic cream I had used in the past! My eyes felt clean and refreshed after each treatment.
Comment posted by Peter6 of Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia on 23 July 2014 at 7:29 2723
One of my eyes was itching and had an infection, so I mixed 2 tablespoons of vinegar with 1 table spoon of water, used cotton wool to clean my bothe eyes and in two days the itching went away. It was painful but worth it. Vinegar is a miracle healer indeed!
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