Natural Treatment for Conjunctivitis - Sandi Louise Ross

Natural Treatment for Conjunctivitis

Natural Treatment for Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is getting around, again. Treating conjunctivitis with natural medicine is a great option as typically it heals fast, and common types of conjunctivitis are not responsive to antibiotics.

As a naturopath and a practitioner of Traditional Chinese medicine, there is a few remedies I would have thought of before using this one. However, when I sent the pic below of my darling daughters eye to family, I was quickly responded with “spray her in the eye with breast milk”. I did, and then put her to bed. When we woke-up, her eye was almost completely back to normal.

How does it work? Breastmilk is antimicrobial and high in immunoglobulin A, stopping bacteria adhering to the eye mucosa, and inhibiting bacteria growth.

My daughters eye with conjunctivitis
My daughters eye with conjunctivitis starting

How to Apply Breastmilk

Simply aim and fire, yep!

Make sure it gets in the eye and you leave it for around 5 minute. If the baby is breast-fed, I am sure this won’t bother the bub, as it is probably a common event.

My daughters eye 8 hours after breastmilk.
My daughters eye 8 hours after breastmilk.

If you don’t have access to fresh breast milk, here is a list of other remedies to try:

  1. Warm salty water (1 teaspoon of pink or celtic salt in 1 cup of warm water). Apply with organic cotton balls.
  2. Chamomile tea bags on the eye (once cooled)
  3. Homeopathic remedy Pulsatilla 30
  4. Colloidal Silver
  5. Honey (1 teaspoon diluted in a glass of warm water). Apply every hour over eyes with cotton balls. 

Common Types of Conjunctivitis


  • Won’t respond to antibiotic treatment
  • Clear discharge
  • Starts in one eye, and moves to the other
  • Is very contagious


  • Green and yellow discharge
  • Starts is one eye moves to the other
  • Contagious
  • Response to antibiotics

I am writing this post 24 hours later after the breast milk application, and both her eyes are completely clear.

Note: Seek your local G.P before self prescirbing. If you are unsure of the diagnosis then go and see your doctor.

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