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Can I use alrex (loteprednol) for pink eye?

Can I use alrex (loteprednol) for pink eye?

Possible, but: Only with recommendation by the eye md. Alrex (loteprednol) contains steroids, which could cause problems if improperly used. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Loteprednol (Definition)

Loteprednol is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more


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Is alrex (loteprednol) good to use for pink eye?

Is alrex (loteprednol) good to use for pink eye?

Alrex (loteprednol): No, not unless it is prescribed. Alrex (loteprednol) is a steroid drop and is usually not prescribed for pink eye (viral conjunctivitis). ...Read more

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Could I give lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops to my 2yr old with pink eye?

Could I give lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops to my 2yr old with pink eye?

Pediatrics office: It is best to check with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment. Pink eye in this age group is usually treated with topical antibiotics applied to the eye. If the eye is swollen or painful referral to an ophthalmologist will be made by your doctor.
It is important to have the eye checked and to also rule out any corneal abrasions (scratches to the eye). ...Read more

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How many knids of pinkeye are there?

How many knids of pinkeye are there?

Several: The operative question is how do you define 'pink eye'? Most commonly it is due to a viral infection of the conjunctiva, the lining over the white of the eye and the inside of the lids. But many patients call any eye redness 'pink eye' this can include allergy, hemorrhage, even trauma. ...Read more

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What are some signs that you have pinkeye?

Redness, tearing: The most common finding is redness. May be accompanied by tearing, discharge, eye discomfort, tender, palpable lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if I just ignore my pinkeye?

Could you tell me what happens if I just ignore my pinkeye?

Depends: Some forms self heal, some won't. If you just keep your eyes comfortable for a few days with artificial tears you will either get better or not. ...Read more

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What's the cure for pinkeye?

What's the cure for pinkeye?

Time: Most cases of conjunctivitis (pink eye) are either irritative or viral and can be eased by artificial tears. Antimicrobial eye drops are often prescribed but are of no help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

Conjunctivitis: "pink eye" can be a serious disorder that can lead to blindness. It's important for a doctor to diagnose it so that appropriate treatment can be given. "pink eye" can be caused by infection, corneal abrasion and other inflammatory conditions. Treatment depends on the cause but antibiotic eye drops are usually prescribed first. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pinkeye over night?

No: I do not think that you canget rid of pink eye overnight. It is depends on the cause -bacteria, virus or allergens as well. It is best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

Wait: Pink eye will resolve without treatment in 4-10 days. If it lasts longer than this, it is not pink eye. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a pinkeye infection?

How can I tell if I have a pinkeye infection?

Pink eye: Blurred vision, crusts that form on the eyelid overnight, gritty feeling in eye with eye pain, eye itching, increased tearing, redness in eye, & sensitivity to light. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting infected with pinkeye?

How can I prevent getting infected with pinkeye?

Wash your hands: Pink eye or conjunctivitis is an infection of the covering of the eye or conjunctiva. Most infectious varities are related to direct contact so hand washing and use of clean towels and washcloths will usually prevent these infections. Most viral varieties are associated with the flu or upper respiratory infections nd will resolve with supportive treatment (artificial tears or drops from your doc). ...Read more

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Looking for answer to how do you get rid of pinkeye?

Looking for answer to how do you get rid of pinkeye?

See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis. The treatment depends on the cause
bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently.Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with antihistamine eye drops with/without oral antihistamines
see your doctor or opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get reinfected with viral pinkeye?

Yes: There are many viruses and bacteria that can cause eye infections. You can infected again with a different organism or even with the same one. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to go swimming when I have pinkeye?

No: The chlorine in the water will likely further irritate your eyes. Wait until your eyes are better before swimming. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use visine to treat pinkeye?

Pink eye: If the eye is just red then yes artificial tears ca n help. Conjunctivitis presents with red, inflamed eyes with significant discharge. Visine would not really help this. ...Read more

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Any insights on when does pinkeye stop being contagious?

Pink eye is: Self limited - two week es and resolves on own. Treatment is used to shorten the length of the infection and symptoms. Contagiousness is after a few days of teeatment ...Read more

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What are the over-the-counter medications/eyedrops that cure pinkeye?

What are the over-the-counter medications/eyedrops that cure pinkeye?

None really: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I think I get pinkeye after swimming in public pool. It's been on for two weeks already Would you please advise me which eyedrop I should use?

I think I get pinkeye after swimming in public pool. It's been on for two weeks already Would you please advise me which eyedrop I should use?

See Your Doctor Now: Swimming pools can transmit serious infections to the skin, eye, and respiratory tract if not properly treated and maintained. Additionally, the chemicals used to disinfect the water can cause eye irritation which can be difficult to distinguish from infection. Over-the counter eye drops mainly treat allergic eye conditions. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more

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What if your child has pinkeye is it possible that it can make the face break out because its viral? Because my sons face is really broken out..

Fifths disease?: Pinkeye would not cause your child's face to break out. If your child's face looks like someone slapped him, he may be developing erythema infectiousum or fifths disease, a harmless virus. Check his arms and legs to see if the rash has affected them. ...Read more

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How can you cure pinkeye?

How can you cure pinkeye?

Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can pinkeye be spread?

Spread of Pink Eye: Pink eye or conjunctivitis is spread through direct contact with a person's infected secretions or contaminated objects and surfaces. It is advisable that a person with pink eye should refrain from sharing handkerchiefs, tissues, towels, cosmetics, linens etc. Until their infection has cleared. Washing hands is very important in preventing the spread of pink eye. ...Read more

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What is a pinkeye carrier?

Same as cold: Pink eye is a viral infection similar to having cold/upper respiratory infection. Some people may have cold virus with minimal symptom but some could developer bad cold. Pink eye development has similar course of development and recovery
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Can there be such a thing as a pinkeye carrier?

Viral conjunctivitis: Viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva is called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. Antibiotics don't work. Just time 7-14 days. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for pinkeye?

What is the best remedy for pinkeye?

Most are viral or: Allergic or irritative and not bacterial. Artificial tears can be used to soothe the inflamed eye lining. ...Read more

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When can you start using makeup with pinkeye?

When can you start using makeup with pinkeye?

Wait at least 3 days: Let the antibiotic elliminate the bacteria from the surface of the eye this usually takes about 3 days. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for pinkeye fast?

What's recommended as a cure for pinkeye fast?

Give it time: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can I disinfect my eyeshadow after pinkeye?

No: You will need to throw away all of your eye makeup. Sorry. ...Read more

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Will pinkeye spread if we've shared a microscope?

Yes: Please make sure to not share any thing with someone else (towel, makeup, pillow etc). Your tears are contagious. You want to avoid direct contact. The microscope head needs to be sterilized if its infected. ...Read more

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How can I prevent others from getting my pinkeye?

How can I prevent others from getting my pinkeye?

Handwashing: The best approach is to stay away from other people. If that's not possible, avoid touching them, keep your hands away from your face, and wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent the spread of pinkeye?

Prevention Tips: Washing your hands is one way to not only prevent pinkeye, but also prevent the spread of other bacterial and viral infections. Individuals with pinkeye should not share tissue, handkerchiefs towels, cosmetics and linens. In order to prevent pinkeye from spreading from one eye to the other, make sure to used different cotton balls or cloths to wipe the eyes. ...Read more

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Why are kids told to not come to school if pinkeye?

Why are kids told to not come to school if pinkeye?

Contagious: Pinkeye (bacterial conjuctivitis) is highly contagious. Kids naturally like to touch things and their face without good hygiene. So, it's a bad combo to have kids and a contagious infection. ...Read more

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Can you get pinkeye by having someone butt with your face?

Can you get pinkeye by having someone butt with your face?

Infections: To develop an infection at any location you need a source of germs, a vulnerable location & a method of transfer. If you choose to let someone fart or crap in your eyes, transfer of germs & infection is the likely outcome. You need an alternative pastime to making up odd questions. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's ok to take pinkeye drops as a precaution?

Wondering if it's ok to take pinkeye drops as a precaution?

Promotes resistance: Use of prophylactic antibiotics unless prescribed by a physician increases the risk of developing resistant bacteria. It is not general practice to recommend use of antibiotic eye drops to prevent conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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How quickly does drainage start when pinkeye is contracted?

How quickly does drainage start when pinkeye is contracted?

See below.: Symptoms of pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually start 24 to 48 hours after exposure to someone else (or their secretions) with it. Symptoms can include redness, itching and discharge (drainage). Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus (most common), bacteria or an irritant or allergen. Your child should be seen by her doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a carrier for pinkeye. How do I know if I'm carrying it?

I'm a carrier for pinkeye. How do I know if I'm carrying it?

Who said you were?: You would be contagious if you have an active case of pink eye or conjunctivitis (eye would be red with mucous discharge) or you would have a bad cold or sinus infection. It is possible to have bacteria in one's nose or eyes that can be determined by a nose or eye culture but no evidence of active illness, and this would be referred to as a "carrier." Pink eye carrier is not a common diagnosis ...Read more

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How long does it take for pinkeye (aka conjunctivitis) to go away?

How long does it take for pinkeye (aka conjunctivitis) to go away?

Conjunctivitis: Bacterial conjunctivitis usually takes 24 to 48 hours to clear but the antibiotic has to be used for 5 to 7 days. Viral conjunctivitis takes longer - 1-2 weeks or longer. Allergic conjunctivitis lasts as long as the allergens are present. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Alrex (Definition)

Alrex is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more