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A 23-year-old female asked:

How to get rid of eye redness or conjunctivitis in one eye. what may cause it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Cause defines Rx: You can get red eye from irritation (airborne dust/allergens/foreign bodies). You can get it from various bacterial infections (often has pus). You can get it with a variety of viruses. Even water flushing the eye can make it red. Treatment would depend on the cause which often requires an exam to sort out.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to get rid of eye redness from conjunctivitis?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Patience: Conjunctivitis is usually a viral infection of the lining of the eye and the redness and dilation are the bodies response to try and rid itself of the infection. Even if there were a way to get rid of the redness, you would want the defensive responses to remain active. Have patience and your body will win the battle and the redness with recede.

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Last updated May 3, 2020

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