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A 46-year-old member asked:

giant papillary conjunctivitis isn't going away, what do you recommend?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
See specialist: Most giant cell conjunctivitis is associated with contact lens use (often misuse). The treatment is to discontinue contact lenses and treat the inflammatory reaction. It often takes several weeks for this to get better. If it does not, then see a corneal and external disease ophthalmology specialist.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent conjunctivitis?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Home remedy: Just apply neosporin oint on top of eye lids - otc when you go to bed to prevent this.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can I get rid of conjunctivitis in one day?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Maybe: Remember conjunctivitis is a symptom - if you can successfully identify the causative agent and treat it then you should get well soon. A visit to your ophthalmologist would be a good idea.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

Are there any natural supplements that can help heal conjunctivitis?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Fish oil?: Depends upon the cause. Most commonly, dry eye patients take omega-3 fatty acid supplements to help with the clinical symptoms of dry eye.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What type of contacts should people who have giant papillary conjunctivitis use?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Dailies: Sometimes, no contact lens wear at all (at least a contact lens holiday). But could try reduced wear schedule and dailies (throw away each day), and topical medications prescribed for gpc.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Does penicillin work to get rid of conjunctivitis?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Generally...: ...Not the first choice, though it will probably work in some cases.

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