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how do i get treated for pink eye?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pink eye: Most pink eye is caused by Adenovirus and is very contagious. Sometimes the eye is infected with bacteria. Please see your primary care physician for treatment and/or referral to an ophthalmologist as needed as soon as possible. Do not share linens, towels, or wash cloths with anyone. Wash your hands frequently. Use warm compresses then 1.2 strength baby shampoo with water on Qtips to wash lids.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your dr can help to: determine cause. Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

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