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Conjunctivitis eye drops over the counter

A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
"Pink eye": There are many causes for a red eye, including trauma, eye disease ( glaucoma, retinal detachment), allergies, and infection (bacterial or viral). Tre... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Tears : Pink eye typically refers to viral conjunctivitis. It usually affects both eyes and because it is due to a virus, is treated symptomatically with otc ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Antihistamine: You may use zaditor (ketotifen) ophthalmic solution ANS see your doctor the following day.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
None really: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Some have preservatives (longer shelf life) and may also irritate the conjunctiva due to sensitivities of individual patients.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not much: Usually viral and drops dont help. Should be gone in a week or so, like a cold.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Val Zudans
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Conjunctivitis: Viral conjunctivitis can often take up to two weeks to heal and is unresponsive to antibiotics. The body's immune system builds up resistance to the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 26 years experience
May not happen: You may not be able to cure conjunctivitis within 24 hrs unless it's just due to minor allergies. Be very careful not to overuse the eye drops as that... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Guibor
Ophthalmology 56 years experience
Ophthalmologist: You need to ask this question to your local ophthalmologist. Nothing is cured overnight. What you want and what you get are two different things. go... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
It depends: If you have just a simple bacterial conjunctivitis, i recommend patients use glasses for 1 week following therapy if completely recovered. Also, disp... Read More