A 5-year-old female asked:
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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

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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
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
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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