Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Pink Eye

In the previous article, we read in detail all about the pink eye: its types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more. In this article, we will learn some of the natural home remedies for pink eye, and how to cure it naturally without a doctor’s medication or prescriptions.

Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Pink Eye

Below mentioned, are some natural cures for pink eye in adults which can be followed to stop the spread to the other eye or others in the family/friends/colleagues.

Use a lint-free compress

Soak a clean, lint-free cloth in cool water. Twist the cloth and press it gently to your closed eyelids. If the infection is in only one eye, keep the compress away from the healthy one, or the other eye could get infected too. You can use both cold and warm water to compress your eye. Avoid using hot water as it won’t help and make the condition even worse. Do the process frequently in a day.

Use eye drops:

Over-the-counter eye drops can help relieve the itching. Use lubricating drops or artificial tears that are prescribed by your doctor.

Flush your eyes out with clean water:

Keeping the eyes clean from mucus is very important. So, wash them regularly with lukewarm, clean water.

Zinc supplements:

These are the go-to supplements to treat pink eye fast. They will help you recover faster from conjunctivitis.


Honey is one of the best natural remedies for pink eye. It contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that treat burns and open wounds. It is an alternative to antibiotic eye drops in treating bacterial conjunctivitis. Because honey destroys the strong antibacterials.

Potato peels:

Potatoes are the most widely used of all vegetables or roots. Potato peels help you in treating pink eye. They offer considerable relief from the symptoms. But they are not the complete solution, they only reduce the inflammation.


Tea leaves offer many health benefits and have a crucial place in medicine. To treat pink eye you can simply make an eyewash with a diluted or weak tea and you can use tea bags like a compress after having soaked them in water. The tea polyphenols and tannin components inhibit the growth of many types of bacteria and viruses.


Rosewater solution contains anti-infective and anti-inflammatory properties. Soaking a cotton swab in cold rose water and keeping it over the eyelids provide significant relief from the symptoms.

Skip your contacts:

If you wear contact lenses, it is advised to avoid them until your pink eye clears. Because it is the area where bacteria or viruses may be living which makes you re-infect.

Stay hydrated:

Being hydrated will help to recover quickly. Drink plenty of water as it keeps you hydrated and helps your body fight the infection more effectively.

Get lots of sleep:

Give plenty of rest to your eyes and don’t make them strain especially if you have pink eye. A good 8 hours of sleep every day may help you to reduce the effect of pink eye.

Few More Ways to Treat Pink Eye

  • Wash your clothes and pillowcases often with detergent.
  • Taking a shower or bath before bed helps you a lot.
  • Ask your doctor about medicines that might help.

As seen above it is essential to change towels and pillowcases often. Wash them in hot water and never share with others, especially people with pink eye. Hope these tips help you in getting a vision of how to treat pink eye at home using natural methods.

Written by Jagannadh Ch