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Pink eye (conjunctivitis)

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an acute eye infection that can bring discomfort and irritation. This condition affects the conjunctiva, leading to redness, itching, discharge and a variety of other symptoms. While pink eye can be caused by various factors, including allergies like hay fever, homeopathic remedies offer effective solutions for quick relief.


Understanding Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis manifests with symptoms such as a gritty sensation, sensitivity to light, purulent discharge, swelling, and, of course, the tell tale redness of the eyes. Allergies, particularly hay fever, can also trigger this condition. In addition to regular warm saltwater baths, homeopathic remedies provide a natural and swift resolution to the problem.


Some of the most commonly used remedies:

1. Aconite

  • Suited for early stages of eye infections.

  • Indicated when symptoms include inflammation, heat, dryness, grittiness, and sensitivity to light.

2. Allium Cepa

  • Made from red onion.

  • Benefits conjunctivitis with rubbing, bloodshot eyes, burning, itching, and watering.

  • Symptoms feel better in open air.

3. Apis

  • Effective for swollen eyelids with burning and stinging sensations.

  • Eyes may water, tear production feels hot, and whites may appear bloodshot.

  • Cold applications help relieve symptoms.

4. Calcarea Sulph

  • Ideal for thick, yellow eye discharges with itchiness and burning sensation.

5. Dulcamara

  • Commonly prescribed for head colds leading to conjunctivitis.

  • Red, irritated eyes with a thick yellow discharge, worsened in damp weather.

6. Euphrasia

  • Made from Eyebright herb.

  • Indicated for stinging, burning, thick discharge, watering, light sensitivity, and a dry, gritty feeling.

7. Merc Sol

  • Effective for red, swollen eyelids with burning, acrid discharge.

  • Itching and profuse tearing, worsened in hot and cold temperatures, particularly at night.

8. Nux Vomica

  • Recommended for bloodshot eyes, intense light sensitivity, and morning aggravation.

  • Itchy, burning eyelids that benefit from rubbing.

9. Pulsatilla

  • Indicated for inflamed eyelids with thick, profuse yellow discharge.

  • Symptoms worsen in the evening or warm environments.


Consulting a homeopathic practitioner is crucial to identifying the right remedy for individual cases because it is important to take into account the emotional side of the remedy picture too. Homeopathic remedies provide a gentle and effective approach to alleviating the discomfort associated with conjunctivitis and can lessen the frequency of future episode when combined with constitutional prescribing.


If you need further help, please book in for a short acute appointment or for a free 15 minute chat to discuss your unique circumstances.






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