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what kind of lenses should people who have giant papillary conjunctivitis use?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
LENSES FOR GPC: In acute cases it is better to avoid wearing contact lenses for 2to4 weeks till the symptoms improve and eye looks better on exam.

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How can I prevent conjunctivitis?

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Home remedy: Just apply neosporin oint on top of eye lids - otc when you go to bed to prevent this.
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Can I get rid of conjunctivitis in one day?

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Maybe: Remember conjunctivitis is a symptom - if you can successfully identify the causative agent and treat it then you should get well soon. A visit to your ophthalmologist would be a good idea.
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Are there any natural supplements that can help heal conjunctivitis?

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Fish oil?: Depends upon the cause. Most commonly, dry eye patients take omega-3 fatty acid supplements to help with the clinical symptoms of dry eye.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What type of contacts should people who have giant papillary conjunctivitis use?

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Dailies: Sometimes, no contact lens wear at all (at least a contact lens holiday). But could try reduced wear schedule and dailies (throw away each day), and topical medications prescribed for gpc.
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Does penicillin work to get rid of conjunctivitis?

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Generally...: ...Not the first choice, though it will probably work in some cases.

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