I was thinking today about a remedy that’s been around for generations that my father would use to get rid of mild infections for the families eyes. He used to use it also on our cats eyes. It was Boric acid solution. I used to think WoW he’s going to put that in our eyes – acid!
My dogs eyes have been draining lately and I thought I would do this. So I thought I would share the instructions. Here is how you make it:
- 1 Cup Bottled Water Boiled
- 1/8 teaspoon of Boric Acid Powder
Use sterilized containers to make this solution. My Father would boil the water on the stove, turn the heat off and then add 1/8 teaspoon Boric acid and stir until it was completely dissolved into the water. Then he would cool it completely and keep it in a sterilized jelly jar. The ones they used for canning.
Then he would pour it in our eyes when we were kids if he thought we had an infection. I usually dip a cotton ball into the solution and squeeze it out into my eyes or my animals eyes. It always worked.
Boric acid is an antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It reduces inflammation and itchiness.
Be careful. If you think you have injured or scratched your eyeball do not use this method. And call your doctor right away. Never risk your eyes.
You can pick up boric acid at Walmart, Tractor supply, or you can order it online just make sure it’s 100% pure.