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Bacterial pink eye after drops

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Most say 24h: Most references consider 24 hours on drops adequate to cut transmission of bacterial pinkeye.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Conjunctivitis : The bottle has medication that treats the same infection that you have in the eye. You can wipe off the tip and continue to use the same bottle.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably okay: I would try to steam the tip or otherwise clean it & not share it with anyone else. However, if it is effective in killing the germs intended it i ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
After treatment: The best thing is to wait until the infection is completely clear, and the antibiotics are finished. You may need to replace your eye make up as well. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Assuming your 9 wk old is not allergic to the medication he should be treated adequately. It is important to determine if his "pink" eye is truly inf ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pink eye: Given your reported problems I strongly recommend that you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. The team will ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye drops: sulfacetamide is useful but topical antibiotics are more effective. Prednisilone drops are not initially used and could be counter productive.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
BacterialConjunctivi: He may have Bacterial Conjunctivitis and needs to be examined to confirm that and if he needs Antibiotic Drops or ointment.We can not call in prescrip ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Constad
40 years experience Ophthalmology
E.coli: The most common would be e.Coli.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: Most pink eyes are caused by viruses with a lifespan of 3 to 10 days. Bacterial infections in adults usually follow trauma and surgery. If bacterial ... Read More
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