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Do you think i should put neosporin in my eye for pink eye?

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
No: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, 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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My wife has pink eye. What can we put on it?

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Dr. John Chiu
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Tincture of time: It is presumably a viral condition which can be contagious but it will pass with time. It appears the problem is esthetic and there is really no good treatment for it but the passage of time.
A 24-year-old female asked:

I think I have pink eye and a cold?

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Go to the Doctor: That sounds like a reason to make an appointment with your family doctor.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What do you do if you think you have been exposed to pink eye?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Probably nothing,: except contact your physician if symptoms develop

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