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Old 05-17-2011, 05:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've heard breastmilk can work as a treatment for pinkeye, because it acts as a natural antibiotic. I'm pretty sure my almost 5yo son has conjunctivitis, and will bring him to the doc tomorrow to find out. Meanwhile I'm nursing my 2.5yo daughter, so I hand-expressed some milk and put a few drops in my son's eye with a dropper, figuring it couldn't hurt. Have any of your patients used this method and reported success?


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Yes - it can treat pink eye. a couple drops a few times a day for several days.

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Thanks Dr. Bob!


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