My daughter has contracted pink eye (conjuctivitis) three times this school year! This highly contagious infection is common amongst children, and it can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies, or substances such as pet dander. Whatever the cause, children are not allowed at school with a bright pink eye.
The first time my daughter contracted pink eye, it was clear she had gotten the infection from her best friend. I read extensively online about the infection, and I decided it would go away on its own, despite cautious warnings on websites to take your child to the doctor. I did not want her receiving antibiotics, and I vaguely remember using homeopathy when I contracted pink eye in college. After several days of pink eye misery, I discovered homeopathic Similasan Pink Eye Relief Drops.
Similasan Pink Eye Relief Drops use the active homeopathic ingredients of Belladonna 6x, Euphrasia 6x, and Hepar Sulphurius 12x. According to the principles of homeopathy, the remedies consist of extremely small doses of natural substances that mimic the symptoms of the same illness in healthy people when given in larger doses. The idea is that “like cures like”, thus the symptoms for pink eye (inflammation and redness of the whites of the eyes and inner eyelids, excessive discharge, sensation of grittiness, redness and burning) are likewise produced by the Belladonna, Hepar Sulphurius, and Euphrasia. Similasan explains:
In homeopathy, however, the dosages are not concentrated enough to poison the body. In fact, the dosage level is only enough to cause the body to detect the presence of the ingredient and then react to it. The body then reacts by triggering the immune system to heal the underlying problem...Rather than imposing a chemical drug on the body with the hope of temporarily masking symptoms, homeopathic active ingredients attempt to stimulate a physiological reaction of the body's healing mechanisms. In other words, homeopathy encourages the body to maintain proper health by imposing a gentle stimulus.
I have successfully used homeopathy with all members of my family, including pets, but it is important to seek medical care when needed (not giving medical advice here!) During this last round of pink eye, my daughter only missed one day of school compared to a week previously. Similasan Pink Eye Relief Drops work quickly to eliminate symptoms, and these drops are available in almost every drugstore. Every time I have used homeopathy with my kids, the results have been great.