View Full Version : Daughter Eye Infection - Don't Like Modern Medicine
02-08-2007, 09:57 AM
Well, its not that I am against modern medicine, but we don't have insurance and my daughter has some kind of eye infection. I know its nothing serious, as she has only been sick once before and it was the same thing. They gave her some eye drops in the hospital and she was fine.
I am wondering if anyone has any advice. Just the visit is going to cost $100, and I simply don't have it. They said I could make payments on it, but it seems like there would be a simple solution. Any advice?
(I know its not a raw food topic, but many raw foodists hold to my views about modern medicine and know natural treatments.) Thanks!
02-08-2007, 10:03 AM
I am neither a doctor nor a health specialist. But people have told me that a chamomile tea bag pressed over the affected area helps.
02-08-2007, 10:09 AM
Colloidal Silver drops in the eye are very helpful for both bacterial and viral infections.
02-08-2007, 10:14 AM
I had pinkeye a few years ago and treated it by applying essential oils (I forget which ones) to the eyelids. If you don't have any, but you have oranges, you can put the stuff that squirts out of the peel. If it stings (which it probably will), dilute it with jojoba.
I found some words to describe the condition of the eye:
Gowl is the stringy jelly that forms on the surface of the eyeball and dries to yellow granules in the corner. It is normal. (There are other words "gowl".)
Gound is tiny particles, such as bacteria or white blood cells, in the wet film on the cornea. They form menisci, which make halos around bright lights at night. The angle of those halos tells something about the gound.
Blear, properly speaking, is a clear inflammation of the conjunctiva or a thick layer of tears, though "bleary" also refers to excessive gowl.
02-08-2007, 10:50 AM
i read the same about colloidial silver , and one time a friends puppy had a very red eye and we put some colloidial silver drops in it and within several hours it cleared up .
02-08-2007, 11:04 AM
If it is pinkeye you can get drops from Similislan OTC at your health food store or they are sold at many grocery and drug stores. You also want to keep both eyes very clean, using a wash of warm water and a non tearing baby shampoo. If the eyes are really crusty, get some cheap wash or dishcloths and cut them into small squares. Use a fresh square for each eye and throw it out after use. Also be sure to change her pillowcase nightly and don't let her share a towel with others.
02-08-2007, 11:06 AM
Thanks! Now I just need to figure out if it is pink eye or not...
02-08-2007, 11:09 AM
Homeopathic Pink Eye drops work very well, too.
Pinkeye can be viral or bacterial in nature, and the drops (either homeopathic or colloidal) treat either cause, as well soothing general irritation, injury, etc.
"Pink Eye" isn't so much a diagnosis as it is a term for an eye infection, regardless of the germ/virus/etc. that caused it.
02-08-2007, 07:51 PM
I had an eye infection a few weeks ago and posted here that I googled natural ways - I tried the raw honey in warm water and dripped it in my eye. It did not sting too badly and my eye healed up that night!
02-08-2007, 08:09 PM
Buckwheat blossoms made into a tea is a great eye wash used by the Native people here in California. Local tribes also use mesquite flour tea as an eye wash. You can get it at a health food store. People use it as a sweetener.
02-08-2007, 08:19 PM
Oh yes.. with any eye infection wash everything.. daily clothes, bedding and especially pillow cases. Don't use the same face clothes or bath towels and make sure you and her wash your hands after handling the eye area.
I also agree with the Colloidal Silver treatments. It destroys about 650 viral, bacterial and fungal bugs.
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