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how long is erythromycin used for pink eye treatment

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Most use 7-10d: Most pinkeye rx with this med is 7-10 days.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends : I'd recommend using it for two days after the infection appears to be gone.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Erythromycin ointment can be effective for bacterial conjunctivitis. It has no effect on viral or allergic conjunctivitis. Most cases of conjunctivi ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Bonsall
26 years experience Pediatric Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes, if you are allergic to other meds, it is also good for corneal abrasions.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes, but: A pink eye in adults is usually viral. Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is sometimes prescribed to prevent secondary infection. The viral pink eye ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Erythromycin is an effective anti-biotic which means it acts against bacteria. If your pink eye is viral, or due to some other cause, the Erythromyci ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: bacterial: It is not my first line choice for bacterial conjunctivitis, however, it is broad spectrum and will work. Always have your pediatrician evaluate/exam ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: Most pink eye is due to a virus. If you are certain it is pink eye (conjunctivitis), and the vision is about normal, and there is no pus, and no pain ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pink eye: There is nothing more important than a baby's sleep and therfore you can use the Erythromycin at 8-2-8 with no problem.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Erythromycin is safe to use to infant and pregnant woman. If you have pink eye its viral conjunctivitis, you may not need the antibiotic for it. Tim ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Not usually: You might becoming sensitive to the ointment, particularly if you've used it for longer than 2 weeks. Although redness is common with conjunctivitis, ... Read More
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