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Can Goat Milk Cure Pink Eye?

Can goat milk cure Pink Eye?
Razz looks a bit skeptical.

This past week Jen, a good friend and blog reader forwarded me this Pinterest link.  Basically, the claim is that a few drops of probiotic-filled raw milk will clear up Pink Eye faster than you can make an appointment, get to the doctor, and pick up your prescription.

According to the site, "If the Mom in your household happens to be breastfeeding, a drop or two of breastmilk expressed into a cup and then applied with a clean eyedropper to the infected eye will rapidly and magically eliminate the infection. Reapplication may be necessary every hour for a few hours, but in most every case, the infection will be gone well before you could have even gotten an appointment to see the doctor."

If no breastmilk is available, the site recommends raw (unpasteurized) cow or goat milk.  Unpasteurized milk is not sold in stores and is illegal to sell at farmer's markets in Arkansas.  The only place to get it is from the producing farm. 

Now, does it really work?  I don't know, because (knock on wood) no one in my house has Pink Eye.  But, if someone in your house has it or develops it, I'd be more than happy to supply the milk for you to test this out.  I just love a good science experiment, don't you?

Thanks, Jen, for thinking of me and forwarding the link!