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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: The best treatment is whichever treatment your eye doctor feels most comfortable with. Depending on when they trained is the treatment that one will r ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Keep eye closed: Less blink- less pain.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually in 1-2 days.: Most scratches in the eye is to the cornea. It is very sensitive and thus painful. Fortunately, they tend to heal very fast. Most within a day and d ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
WE TREAT TO PROTECT: The cornea, shield it and treat it with eye drops to decrease inflammation and prevent infection.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Saline & Patch: You can use Normal Saline eye drops (not visine) and cover the eye to llimit the use. If it is still painful in the morning, see your doctor.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Hot compresses: Use a tea bag for your hot compress.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bello
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink Eye: Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Time: Most cases of pinkeye will resolve without treatment within a week. Over the counter allergy drops help with the redness and tearing.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Hot compresses: sometimes styes in the eyes can strain spontaneously and go away with hot compresses if not see a primary care physician or I doctor for treatment
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Ptosis: Lid droopiness or ptosis has many causes. In mild cases, topical vasoconstrictor get-the-red out drops can raise the droopy lid 1-2 mm but require co ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Ballon
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Clean sock, raw rice: Use a sock to do hot compress. Put rice in the sock (uncooked) then microwave about 30 seconds. The heat lasts 10-15 minutes. Good for styes, meibomit ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Heat: If you feel one coming on, get a wash cloth and put it under very warm (not hot) tap water and apply to the eye for 4 minutes about 5 times per day. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Dark Circles: Apply a paste made from a teaspoon of tomato juice, half teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of gramflour. Keep it for 10 min ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If allergies, blepharitis or conjunctivitis-- these will require treatment from a doc. If due to dryness, use artificial tears. If due to contact le ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Heat: Apply a very warm soaked wash rag over the closed lids for 4 minutes at a time about 4-5 times per day. This will usually work. See you ophthalmolog ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Heat: Apply heat to the eyelid and wash it with an eyelid cleaner. There are several available commercially, but dilute baby shampoo will also work. Heat ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Massage : Massage the area to improve circulation
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Shampoo/Psoriasis: This creamy rich shampoo(just natural shampoo for psoriasis) for scalp psoriasis is formulated to gently cleanse without damaging the skin's barrier ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
There is none.: No home remedy.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Bruised eye lid: if its a "fresh" bruise - then ice should limit its size - if its over 24 hours old warm compresses may speed the resolution but generally a cont ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Wait: Viral infection which causes pink eye run their course over 7 days. There is no specific cure. Only adjunctive supportive therapy is advocated. These ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose sore: First try to moisten it with a little vaseline or petroleum-based ointment. Vaseline works nicely and there isn't any antibiotic or other drug to whi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Alcohol : Isopropyl alcohol is a drying agent and removes fat from skin. It can help. Another is to use benzoyl peroxide, available over the counter. It help ... Read More

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