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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can the pink eye be treated ?

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Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Usually eyedrops.: Pinkeye: conjunctivitis caused by 1)cold-type virus; both eyes, watery discharge, sore, light-sensitive. Occurs in healthy people, treat with artificial tears or allergy drops. 2)bacterial, usually one eye, thicker discharge, contact lens wear, eyelid abnormality, older patients, systemic illness, treat with prescription antibiotic drop. Both: remove contacts, see doctor if vision is blurry.
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Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Pink eye: Treatment is dependent on the cause. Viral, bacterial, allergic and inflammatory are all different. Getting an exam while you have the pink/red eye as well as the associated symptoms will help with your being prescribed the proper treatment.
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Nashville, TN
A 26-year-old female asked:

How do I get treated for pink eye?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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.
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