A 49-year-old member asked:
What should i do to get rid of pink eye at home without going to see a doctor?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Norman Meyeranswered
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Hope!: Use artificial ears and keep your fingers crossed. If it persists, call your ophthalmologist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Is there an OTC medicine for pink eye or should I go see my doctor?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Jacksonanswered
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Best treatment : Is an antibiotic. Pink can resolve on own after 2 weeks, but the antibiotic eye drops will speed up recovery.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
I have pink eye and i know it's viral. What can I do at home to get rid of it?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Todd Purkissanswered
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist.
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Last updated May 1, 2013
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