I had a terrible bout of pink eye a few years back. It came with a terrible cold, was all around disgusting and took a long time to go away. For a few months after the episode, I was so prone to pink eye that I seemed to get it every week. Since no one ever knows if it’s viral or bacterial, it is treated the same, usually with stinging drops that you need a prescription to get. I started doing research about a natural cure and came across Colloidal Silver. Colloidal silver is a long debated natural cure. Years ago it was prescribed to heal and prevent colds. It is a generally accepted fact that ingesting colloidal silver cannot prevent or get rid of colds. Because we have no silver naturally occurring in our bodies, our bodies treat it like a foreign object. Inside our bodies its useful properties go to waste. You may have heard of colloidal silver because there was a crazy man who drank like 4 gallons of colloidal silver a day and turned blue. That really did happen but there is no accounting for why he thought it was a good idea to drink four gallons of the stuff. ew. I dont recommend drinking it.
Anyway, because it does have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties it does work on the surface of your body. Therefore it can be safely used for Pink-eye.
To be sure I spoke with a biologist about it during my time in graduate school at the University of Delaware School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This biologist was studying the effects of silver on soil bacteria. His research showed that the silver always killed the bacteria. In his case the bacteria was good and so the silver was bad but he agreed that it is a good anti-bacterial, anti-viral for problems on the body’s surface.
I got to try it the other day. It’s been a few years, but I recognized the symptoms immediately. I woke up with itchy, red, swollen, watery, gooky, full blown pink eye. I put a drop or two of colloidal silver every few hours in the eye and it was totally gone in a little more than 24 hours. I was careful to wash my hands and not to touch my eyes, and no one else in my family got it. For pink eye, Colloidal Silver is really great. I keep it with me all the time. Here are some links about it.
*For quite some time I have been a fan of using something natural when possible before using something chemical or man-made. On this page I’m featuring natural cures that I have tried and found to be effective. I am not a doctor or a nurse or any type of medical professional. I’m happy to share when I discover something good. Please join the conversation by leaving a comment or question.