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can i treat pink eye with polysporine eye drops?

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Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye infection: I would not treat an eye infection without seeing an eye doctor to get a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. Many causes are viral and will not respond to antibiotics, and some cases of red eye are not an infection at all. Plus, some antibiotics work better than others for a given condition, depending on the patient's history.
Answered on May 6, 2014
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Not usually: Most 'pink eye" is viral and polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is a good anti-bacterial which will probably do no harm but will not affect viral ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Possibly: If your eye gets red but 1)the vision is ok and 2)there is no pain or pus, then you can try the polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) which is a good ... Read More
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Probably none: You simply will have diluted the concentration of the active ingredients by the amount of mix that you have made. There is nothing incompatible in th ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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See eye doctor to: evert your lid and see what's under there that's causing a problem. They have all the equipment to do a thorough job, and you'll have permanent relief ... Read More
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