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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have pink eye. can i use naphcon-a? is it safe?

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Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Pink eye: pink eye could be from material viral or allergy related consult your physician as napthcon a is good if the cause is allergy related
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
If Allergic: This medication is for the temporary relief of the minor eye symptoms of itching and redness caused by ragweed, pollen, grass, animal dander and hair...essentially Allergic causes. If bacterial conjuctivitis (pink eye), than you would need a different antibiotic medication that covers that.

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Can I use naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Yes and also...: Naphcon works well, along with cold compresses and artificial tears for lubrication and relief.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Should I be using naphcon-a to relieve pink eye symptoms?

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Dr. Michael Sayegh
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Find the Cause: Naphcon-a merely treats a symptom! a proper eye exam is necessary to determine the underlying cause of redness. The most common causes are dry eye, ocular allergy, blepharitis and viral conjunctivitis. There are also some more rare causes of redness that need to be ruled out.

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