A 47-year-old member asked:
how do i get rid of pink eye using home remedies or otc meds?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Viral infection: Classic pink eye results from adenovirus or rhinovirus, and is self-limited. Should clear without treatment in 3 to 7 days. Antibiotic drops only help if bacterial component, usually accompanied by yellow mucus discharge. Itching and redness of viral conjunctivitis can be relieved with otc antihistamine-vasoconstrictor drops like naphcon a. If symptoms last longer than 5 days see eye doctor.
Last updated Jun 9, 2015
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