Anyone who has children knows that Pink-Eye or Conjunctivitis is no fun for anyone and can spread through the family very quickly if not treated immediately. But what many do not know is that you don’t have to subject your kids to Doctors visits, painful eye drops, and nasty antibiotics. You can treat it at home as soon as you see it develop without waiting for an appointment.
I successfully cured my 8 year old daughter’s Pink-Eye with Chamomile tea and a bottle of witch hazel with 10 drops of Tea Tree essential oil mixed in.
You can use Chamomile tea bags from Celestial seasonings or loose chamomile from bulk purchases. 1 teaspoon or 1 teabag of chamomile, boiled for 5 minutes and steeped for 5 minutes.
Strain or remove the teabag and use cotton balls, wash cloth (make sure you wash it immediately after use), or even paper towels soaked in the tea and placed on the infected eye several times a day. Its best when luke warm. It is also great for gently wiping the ooze off the eye when they wake up in the morning.
Now since it spreads so quickly its best to utilize a hand sanitizer that doesn’t kill healthy bacteria and helps support the body in fighting the infection. So this is where the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel come in. 10 drops of Tea Tree essential oil in an ENTIRE bottle of Witch Hazel. Shake well before each use. Squirt some on a paper towel and have them wipe their hands often to stop the spread. This is also a great hand sanitizer for anytime.
If you begin treatment as soon as you notice inflammation in the eye you will have it better in 3 days, but if you wait for treatment it will take longer to cure (5-7 days).
A problem that I found is when the child goes back to school after the initial treatment they are not allowed to bring natural treatments with them. You may have to visit them at school, take them out of class, and treat them outside of the school building. I sent her to school with a baggie of Chamomile soaked paper towels to wipe her eye with while using the bathroom.
This treatment worked so well that she was better in 3 days and neither of my other two children got the infection.
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