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Need help when my pink eye is over, can I use OTC eyedrops for allergies?

Need help when my pink eye is over, can I use OTC eyedrops for allergies?

Yes.: There is no contraindication of using allergy drops after a pink eye. However, pink eye may lead to some dry eye symptoms, and allergy drops may exacerbate dry eyes as well. Otc artificial tears may help if this occurs. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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How to know if I have pink eye or is this an allergic reaction?

How to know if I have pink eye or is this an allergic reaction?

You dont: Symptoms of both conditions can mimick each other. Every red eye is not infected and every itchy eye is not allergic. An ophthalmologist can observe paillary/follicular/mucopurulent/toxic/dessicant conditions on the ocular surface to determine your condition. Need an exam. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between pink eye and an allergic reaction?

How do I tell the difference between pink eye and an allergic reaction?

Pink eye: A good question. Pink eye occasionally is caused by alelergy or chemicals but usually spreads from hand to eye as a virus. Less commonly a bacterium. They can look similar but the pink eye often goes away in 7 to 10 days whereas allergic eye problems may persist. There is more discolored eye drainage from a viral pink eye than from an allergic conjuctivitis. ...Read more

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My opthomologist told me I am having an allergic reaction to the pink eye virus. Is that possible?

My opthomologist told me I am having an allergic reaction to the pink eye virus. Is that possible?

Yes: Hi. I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher a pedi MD with Healthtap.
One can get a viral conjunctivitis with redness, discharge. Then, can get an allergic reaction to this virus, with more redness, pain and discomfort and swelling. You can take oral Benadryl. This will reduce the reaction and can be taken (OTC) every 6 – 8 hrs. ...Read more

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How do I treat symptoms like pink eye but there is no itching. I switched eye solutions and I had an allergic reaction to it. What do I do?

How do I treat symptoms like pink eye but there is no itching. I switched eye solutions and I had an allergic reaction to it. What do I do?

See eye doctor: No itching? You may have an infection or a more serious eye disorder that allergic conjunctivitis. Fortunately board-certified ophthalmologists have the expertise and the equipment to diagnose your problem and the safe and effective medications to treat most conditions. ...Read more

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What are some eye drops for pink eye?

What are some eye drops for pink eye?

Type of pink eye: Bacterial "pink eye": tobrex, gentamucin, polytrim, ciloxan, sulfacetamide. Allergic "pink eye": naphcon, bepreve, pataday, lastacaft (alcaftadine). Chemical "pink eye" tobradex, maxitrol, prednisolone
need to find out the correct type of "pink eye". ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days do I give my son eye drops for pink eye?

Can you let me know how many days do I give my son eye drops for pink eye?

5-7: Most kids on antibiotic drops will respond with a typical bacterial pinkeye within 5 days and some 7. If no response the origin may have been viral or allergic. ...Read more

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Are eye drops for pink eye that are prescribed to a baby be used by an adult as well?

No.: You should not used any prescription medication given to someone else. Also, typically, adult pink eye is due to a virus, and not treated with antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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Is bleph-10 eye drops for pink eye?

Is bleph-10 eye drops for pink eye?

Sometimes: It is a combination of an antibiotic and a steroid. It is sometimes used for pink eye. ...Read more

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Is there any over the counter eye drops for pink eye? Or anything I can get at a drug store to make it go away?

Is there any over the counter eye drops for pink eye? Or anything I can get at a drug store to make it go away?

"Pink eye": There are many causes for a red eye, including trauma, eye disease (glaucoma, retinal detachment), allergies, and infection (bacterial or viral). Treatment depends on the cause and your primary care doctor can help you sort this out. Over the counter allergy treatments are available, but most causes require Rx, intervention or observation. ...Read more

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I'm on the third day of using antibiotic eye drops for pink eye and it still looks horrible. Normal to take this long to get better?

Yes.: Pink eye is usually viral and takes it normal run of 10 days. People panic and change drs. The lucky dr sees u on day 7 or 8 and no matter what he or she prescribes you will be well in 48 hrs and the dr. Becomes a hero. Stick with the original doctor call him and let him know how you are progressing. ...Read more

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Currently on eye drops for pink eye. It went away but now I have redness just on the outside and inner corner. Still taking the eye drops?

See eye doctor: Sometimes once the virus clears, the immune system still fights and you may need to see an eye doctor to look for infiltrates that may require steroid drops to clear. ...Read more

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I've been using eye drops for pink eye since saturday am symptom free but have two more days of drops. Can I wear my contacts? Will the drops hurt?

Complete treatment: I would recommend holding off on contacts until you have completed the prescribed treatment course. Conjunctivitis (pink eye) can be highly contagious and wearing your contacts too soon could lead to re-infection. Wait a couple more days to be safe. ...Read more

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Can you consume alcohol while taking eye drops for pink eye in both eyes?

Can you consume alcohol while taking eye drops for pink eye in both eyes?

Yes: Drinking alcohol wil not decrease the effectiveness of the antibiotic drops you are using. There is so little absorpion of the antibiotic into the blood stream that alcohol will not have an interaction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's okay to use eye drops for pink eye. Pharmacist or doctor please.?

Pink eye: Pink eye is usually due to a virus, which will clear on its own in 7-10 days. The concern is the first 2-3 days during which it is highly contagious.
Drops are given for comfort, and to prevent secondaary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Where can you buy medicated pink eye drops?

Where can you buy medicated pink eye drops?

depends: Over the counter eye drops may contain anti-histamines and eye lubricants. If you are seeking antibiotics, most of which will not actually treat pink eye, then you will need an ophthalmologists prescription. Medicated eye drops with antibiotics are available in many countries over the counter other than the usa. ...Read more

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What are eye drops should I get for pink eye?

How bad?: Mild cases need only lubricating dops
do not use the "take the red out" variety.
More severe infections may benefit from antibiotic and or steroid drops. ...Read more

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Can I treat pink eye with polysporine eye drops?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more