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How do i get rid of pink eye using home remedies or otc meds?

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Dr. Mark Pyfer answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

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.

Answered 6/9/2015

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