Pinkeye can cause an unsightly discharge to come from the eye. The lining of your eye will usually become red, and one or more of your eyelids may become swollen. Pinkeye is extremely contagious, and if you suspect that you have it, you should reduce your contact with others immediately. If you find yourself in the beginning stages of a pink eye infection, you can try to curb the problem naturally by using probiotics. Probiotics are good bacteria that will crowd out the bad bacteria in the eye to clear up the infection. Here are some good sources of probiotics that can help cure your pink eye infection.
If you are fortunate enough to be nursing or have a close relative or friend who is nursing, then a few drops of breastmilk in the infected eye could save you a trip to the doctor. Putting two drops in the infected eye every hour for about half a day will usually cause the infection to clear up.
If breastmilk is not available you can try using raw cow or goat's milk. Raw milk has not been pasteurized and is fresh from the cow or the goat's udders. This means that it is still loaded with probiotics, and these probiotics work in the same way as the ones in human breastmilk.
Your next best option, if the previous two cannot be used, is yogurt. When you open a can of plain yogurt, you will usually see a clear liquid part settled on top. This liquid part is known as whey and it contains probiotics. In order to use the probiotics in the whey, you will need to separate it from the rest of the yogurt. This can be done quite easily.
What you will need:
Here are the instructions for getting the whey out of the yogurt.
Use a small dropper to suck up this liquid and put two drops in the infected eye every hour for about twelve hours to clear up the eye infection.
You should also treat the uninfected eye with probiotics, no matter which of the three methods you use, because the infection usually travels to the uninfected eye as well. You should also see an optometrist or doctor if the infection gets worse.
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