You take the time to worry about your heart and your lungs, so why wouldn't you think about your eye health? If you are like most people, it might be because you don't know that much about how to take care of your eyes. Fortunately, I have been working with other people to teach them about eye health for the past twenty years. My father lost his eyesight because of a few bad decisions, and I don't want to see other people go down that path. Read here to learn why you should exercise, eat right, and see your eye doctor regularly.
Pink eye is a frustrating illness that manifests in eyes that are red, itchy, and often painful. It is most common in children because it is easy transmitted from person to person and children do not have the best hygiene habits. If you find that your child has pink eye, you might be tempted to take him or her to the doctor. If the doctor does not have an opening for your child, try these three natural ways to cure pink eye and see if they do the trick.
1. Try Using Honey
First, take a quarter of a teaspoon of raw honey. It can be any kind, but many people prefer the organic type if they are going to be putting it anywhere near their eyes because they know that it will be free of pesticides and other chemicals. Put the honey into a quarter of a cup of water. Make it lukewarm by leaving it out to sit for a few minutes or by estimating a warm temperature straight out of the tap. Dissolve the honey in the water. If you're worried about making sure that the honey has been disinfected, you can add a pinch of salt, but it's not strictly necessary.
Put the solution in a clean dropper. Then, put one or two drops in each eye that has been infected with pink eye. Repeat this every two hours until the pink eye has cleared up.
2. Try Using Breast Milk
If you're nursing another child, this will be easy for you. You have two options when utilizing breast milk. If you pump, pump the milk and put some of it into a clean dropper, depositing one or two drops into your child's eye until the pink eye clears up. If you're not pumping, you can either squirt the milk into a dropper, or simply squirt a drop gently into your child's eye.
3. Try Using Salt Water
Take a cup of water and add a teaspoon of salt to it. Boil the water and then let it cool until it is room temperature. Rinse out your child's eyes with the salt water solution every two to three hours until the pink eye is gone. If your child's eyelids hurt, use a gentle moisturizer on the outside of the eyelids, making sure to rub it in all the way.
For more information, talk to your optometrist.