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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Virus: Viral conjunctivitis is the other name for pink eye. It generally clears on its own, but often antibiotic drops are prescribed to keep a bacterial in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
28 years experience in Ophthalmology
Viral infection: Sometimes bacterial infection can compound the original infection.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Pink eye treatment : Treatment depends on the cause. Bacterial requires antibiotic drops, viral pink eye requires time and rarely antiviral drops, allergic pink eye may r ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Many are viral and..: Spread from person to person.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Pink eye treatment: It depends on the cause. It could be an infection, tired eyes or even dry eyes. Consult with your primary care doctor.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Many reasons: Lack of proper hygiene, touching your eyes after touching surface, contact with infected person, exposure to allergens , bacteria or virus.......
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course i ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
18 years experience in Ophthalmology
Most commonly viral: "pinkeye" is a general term for inflammation of the white of the eye, or conjunctivitis. It is often viral, but can be bacterial or even allergic. S ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Warm compresses: Most cases of "pink eye" go away by themselves within a week. Applying warm compresses several times each day speeds it along. A minority of cases n ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Mostly viral: The overwhelming majority of "pink eye" cases are due to viral conjunctival infection. This is usually self limited, dramatic looking, and moderately ... Read More

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