Does breastmilk help eye infections?
Surprisingly, studies have shown that the beneficial bacteria in breast milk is effective against certain strains of gonorrhea. However, it is not effective against all bacterial eye infections. Also, it typically does not eradicate the infection and only seems to suppress it.
Can I use milk as eye drops?
Milk and Honey Solution
A mixture of warm milk and honey can be used as an eye drop to get relief from sore eyes. With the help of an eyedropper, put this solution into your eyes.
What happens if we put milk in eyes?
SOON we could be putting milk in our eyes, not just drinking it. Sydney scientists have discovered a protein in milk can help fight drug-resistant bacteria that cause eye infections. It also speeds the healing of wounds to the cornea.
Can you use breast milk to treat conjunctivitis?
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about antihistamine use for your child. You may have heard breastmilk can be used on a baby’s eyes if they are gunky or sticky. Breastmilk does not treat conjunctivitis and there is no benefit to using it on your baby’s eyes, but it is not harmful. Formula should never be used.
Does a drop of breast milk cure conjunctivitis?
The conclusion: “… human milk is unlikely to be effective against the most common causes of paediatric conjunctivitis.” Interestingly enough, breast milk is most effective against the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, which is the same bacteria that causes most serious neonatal eye infections, world-wide.