Natural Remedies for an Eye Infection

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Most of you know I’m big on natural remedies and herbal therapies. With so many adverse effects of medications, which contain chemicals that can alter brain chemistry and/or hormones, they usually cause more harm than good. If possible, I try to treat my children’s ailments naturally.

So, when D recently began to experience itchy, burning eyes, accompanied by drainage, it was no different. I put some sterile eyes drops in her eyes, then gave her a green tea bag that had been steeped and then cooled. D held the tea bag on one of her eyes, alternating eyes while she watched a movie (about 2 hours). Her eyes were no longer itching or burning and no longer had the gooey white drainage that had previously been present. The drainage and burning did return the next day, but we repeated the process and after a few days the infection was gone!

Tea leaves (any kind, including black, green and white) can relieve pain and clear the affected area of toxins. They are known to draw out infection and can be used for a number of things including:

· styes
· bug bites
· toothaches
· cold sore
· eye infections
· sunburns
· help sooth and heal sore nipples when breastfeeding

What are some of your favorite natural remedies?

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Comments

  1. Thanks, Char. I have never boiled fresh ginger for colds, thanks for sharing, I will definitely be adding that to my list for the upcoming cold season!

  2. THAT IS AWESOME!! (Stocking up on Green Tea!!!) — I love to use saline water when we are congested. It helps to cleanse our noses, help us breathe better, and make her feel better overall.

    Also, when we have a cold, my husband boils fresh ginger in water for about 20 minutes, and makes a ginger tea with freshly squeezed lemon and honey. It truly helps us out.

    Thanks for this post!! I'm a huge natural remedy person as well and I'd love to hear more of what you use!!

    Char~

  3. THAT IS AWESOME!! (Stocking up on Green Tea!!!) — I love to use saline water when we are congested. It helps to cleanse our noses, help us breathe better, and make her feel better overall. Also, when we have a cold, my husband boils fresh ginger in water for about 20 minutes, and makes a ginger tea with freshly squeezed lemon and honey. It truly helps us out. Thanks for this post!! I'm a huge natural remedy person as well and I'd love to hear more of what you use!!Char~

  4. Shay says:

    this is brilliant! i've had pink eye at least 6 times all caught from daycare kids i used to work with, wish i would have known this then!

  5. Nikki says:

    I'm going to have to try this later. I don't have an eye infection, but my eyes have been all gooky and itchy lately from allergies. I forgot about tea bags on the eyes. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Thanks for the tips. I love natural remedies.

  7. Marina@EBMR says:

    Gosh! I never knew!! They also say it helps to apply morning saliva(when you just get up) on the eye…yucky but very effective!

  8. Stacie says:

    Tea will also help stop bleeding. We had to use it when my hubby had his wisdom teeth pulled and they wouldn't stop bleeding.
    Coconut oil put directly in the eye also works wonders for eye infections too. I have heard that coloidal silver works too but I don't know if it can directly be put in the eye.

  9. Tiffany says:

    I never knew this, thanks for sharing!

  10. Interesting…I did not know about the coconut oil for eyes infections…or the first morning saliva! Thank you ladies!

  11. Michelle G says:

    Thanks for sharing this… I love learning tidbits that help keep me and mine healthy.

    I know for chest congestion warm water with a bit of salt and as much ground cumin as you can stand helps clear the chest. Prepare it and drink as if were tea. It has worked for me every time.

    Also for diaper rash, brown plain flour in a non stick pan until a tan color (it will stink), let it cool and apply directly to the site where the rash is clears it up faster than any chemicals I know. Although the diaper changes may stink the remedy works wonders.

  12. Great tips, thanks for sharing Michelle, the diaper rash remedy may come in handy having a baby around :)

  13. Michelle G says:

    I bet, when I tell people the diaper rash remedy people look at me sideways, UNTIL they try it. Then they just thank me. No expensive creams for me. Just use stuff from the kitchen.

  14. Amanda says:

    I had no idea that tea was a remedy for so many things. Thanks for sharing :)

  15. What a great tip for something every family suffers from at one time or another, thank you!
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  16. This is great. My hubby and I aren’t really fans of just running to the store for this or that medicine and blindly trusting it. Thanks!

  17. Jenny B says:

    My little guy JUST had an eye infection that I was unable to clear up with Lavender essential oil, I wish I would have known this! Also good to know I could use any tea and not just green, because sometimes I have used up all the green tea.

  18. Lanny Fiscus says:

    Natural remedies are really great because they are cheap and they also do not have very bad side effects compared to medications.,`”.

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