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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chi Nguyen
23 years experience Pediatrics
It could be allergy.: Conjunctivitis is the medical terminology of pink eye. "Pink eye" can be from different reasons. Bacterial pink eye can easily be treated with antib ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience 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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Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Virus: This is caused by a virus. Best treatment is cool compresses, and very good hand washing, especially avoid touching your affected eye and anything el ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Viral infection: Sometimes bacterial infection can compound the original infection.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience 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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Many are viral and..: Spread from person to person.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman
21 years experience 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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