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Can I Use Alrex For Pink Eye
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
If Allergic: This medication is for the temporary relief of the minor eye symptoms of itching and redness caused by ragweed, pollen, grass, animal dander and hair...essentially Allergic causes. If bacterial conjuctivitis (pink eye), than you would need a different antibiotic medication that covers that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What eye drop?: If by regular eye drop, you mean artificial tears, then yes you can use these lubricating drops at least 5 to 10 minutes after maxidex (dexamethasone) ( you do not want to wash maxidex (dexamethasone) out ! ). If your regular drops are prescription drops or anything beside lubricating drops, you should consult your eye doctor. ...Read more
Probably: Most pink eye is due to a virus. If you are certain it is pink eye (conjunctivitis), and the vision is about normal, and there is no pus, and no pain, then you can use Erythromycin ointment which can provide some comfort while your immune system combats the virus. Generally it is applied as a line of ointment twice per day. If the condition persists see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Allow ~5 minutes: between drops so they don't wash each other out. Once you place the drop, it's best to keep your eye gently closed so it has a chance to be absorbed. Blinking or squeezing will cause it to drain away quicker. Wait a few minutes and then place the other drops in. I am assuming you mean artificial tears when you say "regular" drops. Good luck ...Read more
Eye infection: I would not treat an eye infection without seeing an eye doctor to get a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. Many causes are viral and will not respond to antibiotics, and some cases of red eye are not an infection at all. Plus, some antibiotics work better than others for a given condition, depending on the patient's history. ...Read more
I use contact lenses and sometimes my eyes get red.I'm also allergic.Shall I use eye drops, antiallergenics or take off the lenses?
Take out contacts: In order to put in anti-allergy eye drops, you need to take out your lenses anyway, so take them out for awhile, as soon as practically possible, when the eyes become red. Redness means inflammation. It's really hard to tell if there is one cause or several. The contact itself is a foreign body, and if you are allergic, you can even be allergic to drops, so have your eye doctor check you & advise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: These contain drugs that just constrict the capillaries and decrease the oxygen and healing ..1st, your eyes are not helped by using them. They can be harmed. 2nd then are not healthy or beneficial 3rd, they often delay a patient with real eye problems from getting to the eye doctor and real problems have gotten worse 4th they are absorbed into your system and affect the baby... ...Read more
I was prescribed oloflaxacin eye drops for a corneal tear. If i dont use them what happens to my eye?
Increases infection : The drops are being used prophylacticly to prevent infection, so not using them would increase the risk. ...Read more
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