At-Home Remedies For Pink Eye

Pink eye (medically called conjunctivitis) results from a viral or bacterial infection that spreads from an allergy and the rubbing of the eyes. Pink eye causes red, puffy, itchy, watery eyes, and a thick, yellow discharge which looks a lot worse than it is.

Although conjunctivitis doesn’t cause any lasting eye damage, you will likely need to visit the doctor to get some antibacterial drugs. In general, any healthy person usually just needs time and rest to heal a nasty eye infection like this. However, to help speed along the healing process and lessen the red, painful itch, try using any of these 16 effective home remedies for pink eye…

Be sure to talk to your doctor before you use any at-home remedies for pink eye.

Eye Drops

Saline eye drops will keep your eyes clean, moist, and soothe the itchy pain of pink eye. Apply eye drops as needed to lessen pain and press a warm cloth over the eyelid.

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Patty Weasler, RN

Patty Weasler, RN

Patty is a freelance health writer and nurse (BSN, CCRN). She has worked as a critical care nurse for over 10 years and loves educating people about their health. When she's not working, Patty enjoys any outdoor activity that she can do with her husband and three kids.