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On prescription: There are many eyedrops with antibiotic characteristics. These are not over the counter items and that is because they should only be used after an ophthalmologist has determined whether an infection is present and what might be the best treatment. So if you suspect your eye is infected, see a doctor first. ...Read more
Was prescribed antibiotic eye ointment that I have to use 4 times a day. Can i still wear eye make up while using this?
Multiple choices: Many topical antibiotics are used regularly, including: sulfacetamide sodium, gentamicin, tobramycin, erythromycin ointment, moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin, trimethoprim-sulfmethoxizole, and so on. Pink-eye may be bacterial, but also can be viral, allergic, or due to another cause. Only a qualified ophthalmologist can tell the right cause and appropriate treatment. See an eyeMD. ...Read more
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
Have an exam: Probably not prudent to use old bottle of drops, or drops intended for another person, to treat what you may believe is "pinkeye". Old bottles may be contaminated or expired. Some of the preparations have steroids in them, and you can cause some serious damage if you are potentially treating the wrong condition. Best to be examined by an eye md for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Dry eye treatment: The reason your eyes are only responding to the antibiotic drops is the fact that there may be an infectious or inflammatory component to your eye symptoms. The antibiotics are treating that, helping your eyes feel better. Eventually, if you continue having dry eye symptoms, then optive (or other artificial tears) are the best drops to use chronically. Follow-up with your eye doctor not better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after using antibiotic eye drows for bacterial pink eye should you wait to wear make up?
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Would stopping an antibiotic eye drop for pinkeye be harmful if I think it's due to a virus, the day after i started the drops my eye became very red?
My eyes are puffy itchy sting and sticky had these symptoms on and off for around a year I use antibiotic eye drops it clears up but return what is it?
Got conjunctivitis. Was given antibiotic eye drops a week ago. Light sensitivity and pain went away quickly but blurriness remains. Should i worry?
Get checked: You need to get checked to ensure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
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