How to Cure Eye Infection – Home Remedies

how to treat eye infection

Eye infection is a general term used to describe the condition or symptoms of different diseases. Eye infection is caused by bacteria, viruses and other microbiological sources. Eye infection is the result of certain allergic reactions.

Natural cure for amblyopia eye infection has reduced the cases of severe complications. Eye infection can be mild to chronic based on the severity of the infection. Eye infections are curable and preventable on early diagnosis.

In very rare severe cases it can result in vision loss or blindness.  The most common type of eye infections is conjunctivitis and stye infection.  To cure eye infection you need to make slight changes in your diet that can help in preventing and curing eye infections completely.

How to Treat Eye Infection Naturally

1. Cold Eye Bath

Cold Eye Bath

The cold bath helps in to strengthen your eyes.  Take a cold eye bath which helps in restoring the sparkle to your eyes. Cold eye bath can be done by taking a bowl full of cold water and dip your face in the bowl and try to blink your eye for 5-6 seconds. Then remove your face from the bowl and repeat the same process 3-4 times. Cold eye bath is commonly used for eye infection cure.

2. Boric Acid

Boric acid is a water-soluble acid. It is present naturally in many fruits and vegetables. Boric acid has antifungal and antiseptic properties. You can use it as an eyewash. It helps in cleansing your eyes. Boric acid is mild in nature and thus does not have any side effects. Initially, it causes slight stinging and a burning sensation when used and eventually cure eye infection.

3. Flaxseed

Flaxseed is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. It stimulates your immune system to fight against infections(1). Take an ounce of flaxseed and boil in a half cup of water and allow the mixture to steep for 20 minutes. Remove excess of water and place the warm flaxseed on a piece of cheesecloth and apply directly to the eye.

The pain in the eye can be reduced with flaxseed. The flaxseed reduces inflammation of the eye and thus considered as the natural cure for an eye infection. This remedy should not be used during pregnancy.

4. Tea

Tea benefits

Swelling and redness of the eye can be treated with tea bags. Boil the tea bags in hot water and allow it to cool and place the tea bag on your affected eye for 10-15minutes. Before applying the tea bag compress, wash your eyes with the lukewarm mixture.  Tea bag compress can completely cure eye infection.

Tea bag compress can be used up to 3 times a day until the symptoms of infections are gone.  The tea prepared with teabags can also be used as an eyewash. If any discomfort or burning and stinging sensation is experienced, stop this therapy immediately. Very few people experienced discomfort in using teabags for cleaning the eyes.

5. Chamomile

Chamomile tea is mainly used to reduce redness and irritation associated with an eye infection. Chamomile tea is known for its calmative and soothing properties. Use chamomile tea to reduce the eye infection symptoms and it is also considered as ancient natural cures for eye infections.

[Read More: Chamomile Tea Benefits]

6. Honey for Eye Infection

Honey is having many health benefits including the antibacterial properties. The antibacterial property of honey helps in killing the harmful bacteria present in your eyes.  Honey can be used as an eye compress. Mix equal part of honey with boiling water and apply the solution to your eyes with the help of cotton balls or cloth and leave for 10-15 minutes.

This solution can be used in the form of eye drops or as an eyewash to cure eye infection.  Use this method 2-3 times a day until symptoms are cleared. Honey can be directly applied to the eye as it binds dirt or discharge in the eye and cleans it safely through natural tearing.

7. Jasmine


Jasmine helps in reducing inflammation and redness of eyes caused by eye infections. Boil 8-10 jasmine flowers in a glass jar and cover and let it sit overnight. In the morning mix the solution and apply to your eyes with an eyedropper 2-3 times a day.

8. Baby Shampoo

This is the most common therapy to cure eye infection. Dilute a small amount of tearless baby shampoo in water and apply the mixture to your eye and eyelids with the help of a soft cloth or cotton balls. Baby shampoo helps in cleaning the dust and debris from your eyes. This method can be used twice a week for better results. Baby shampoo is the simplest cure for eye infection.

[Also Read: Natural cure for Amblyopia eye infection]

9. Coriander Water

The stye can be treated with coriander water. The swelling caused by stye can be reduced with the help of coriander water. Soak the coriander leaves in water for an hour and use that water as an eyewash. Coriander water is commonly used for eye infection cure.

10. Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar benefits

Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and use this mixture to wash your eyes with the help of a cheesecloth or cotton balls. Apple cider vinegar has an antibacterial property and thus can be used as a cure for an eye infection.

[Read: Apple Cider Vinegar for Pink Eye]

11. Coriander Tea Washes

Boil hand full of fresh dry coriander in the water. Allow the mixture to cool and use the mixture as a compress on your eye.  Coriander tea wash helps in reducing the pain and swelling caused due to an eye infection.

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12. Guava leaf compress

A compress made with guava leaves can be used to reduce the risk of stye infections (2). Use this compress to relieve eye infection symptoms. Guava leaf compress is also considered as one of the best eye infection cures available till date.

13. Potato Slice

Use raw potato slices to cure eye infection. Take a slice of raw potato and put it on your affected eye.

14. Turmeric

turmeric benefits

Use 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder and add 1 cup of boiling water to it. The mixture of turmeric powder and water can be used as a hot compress on the affected eye. Turmeric plays an important role in eye infection cure.

[Read: Benefits of Turmeric]

15. Aloe Vera Compress

Aloe Vera juice can be used as an eyewash and as a compress to treat eye infections. For eyewash half teaspoon of aloe vera juice is mixed with a cup of cooled, boiled water and then used as a cure for an eye infection.

16. Indian Gooseberry

Take 1 cup of gooseberry juice and mix with 2 teaspoons of honey and drink this mixture twice a day for healthy eyes and to prevent eye infection.

17. Saltwater Compress

Saltwater compress is generally used for treating conjunctivitis infection. It is one of the most common therapies used to cure eye infection. Add some salt to the boiling water and with the help of cotton balls apply on the affected area.

18. Rosewater

Rosewater can be used as an eye drop. Rosewater helps in reducing the pain and burning sensation in the eyes caused due to an eye infection.

The Bottom Line

When you experience any discomfort in the eyes either because of eye infection or due to some foreign particles, then you must utilize the above mentioned natural remedies. Eye infection can be cured naturally with the above-listed home remedies.

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