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 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!
Comment posted by Audrey of Summerdale, Al, USA on 7 February 2013 at 15:2 942
Pink eye affected my left eye only. I read about some home remedies online and tried dropping goat milk in the affected eye, several times, before bedtime. I woke the next morning only to find more drainage, redness and soreness. The next afternoon I mixed 7 t. Boiled and cooled water to 1 t. Apple cider vinegar. I soaked cotton balls in the mixture and allowed to seep into eye. Yes, there was a sting but I repeated this every few hours until bedtime. I can already see and feel a difference within hours, the redness is diminished and the pain that feels like bruising is very minimal. With a few more applications tomorrow I should be rid of the pink eye for good. FYI, due to the stinging sensation, I would recommend this remedy for adults only.
Comment posted by HOPE of Washington, DC, USA on 9 January 2012 at 13:15 549
We just used 6 tablespoons of cold tap water to 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider Vinger (added more water to reduce the eye irritation) and took a cotton swab dipped it halfway in the solution and swabbed the bottom and top of the eye on the white part only. He looked up and then down to access the full white of the eye. His eye began to water immediately as if the infection was draining out and the redness of the eye is now only present in the corner of his eye. We expect it should be completely clear within 24 hours by the look of the current results.
Remedy (new) posted by JohnM of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 17 June 2010 at 18:26 292
I had a horrible case of pink eye that had been hanging on for 2 weeks. Both eyes were very red, and it felt like there was sand in them. It was very painful and I was also sensitive to light. My partner mixed 1/2 teaspoon of ACV (with the mother) in 3 tablespoons of pure water. She swabbed my eyelids with wetted cotton wool and yes, it burned really horribly. But it was worth it, the infection was literally gone the next day. I guess we could have used a more dilute solution and it wouldn't have burned as bad, it just may take a little longer. But this is a way to clear the infection FAST. Thank you!