A 5-year-old female asked:
will amoxicillin treat pink eye if it is bacterial? my 5 year old has an ear infection accompanied by her eyes now oozing green. wasn't sure if amoxic
3 doctor answers
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not a good choice: Amoxcillin is not available as an eyedrop as it is painful and very likely to induce allergic response. Other antibiotics are available for this purpose. If the eyes of a 5 YO appear infected, you should see a pediatric ophthalmologist right away. Vision is too valuable to take chances with.
Answered on Mar 13, 2016
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get her seen: She needs re-evaluation, and may need more prescription medications as eye drops / ointments or a different antibiotic, good luck
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Often come together: Pinkeye and ear infections often occur at or near the same time although they also occur separately.The Amoxicillin will not achieve a level in babies system to kill the eye germs.Your pedi or family doc can provide eye drops that help.
Answered on Nov 20, 2016
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