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Are there any natural supplements that can help heal conjunctivitis?

Are there any natural supplements that can help heal conjunctivitis?

Not many: Most forms of conjunctivitis are caused by inflammation or infection. Infections should be treated with the appropriate medications (antibiotics, antivirals), and there are unfortunately no known supplements that will help. Allergic conjunctivitis does not respond well to supplements but as long as they do not worsen the condition, they certainly can be tried. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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Are there any natural supplement/medicines that helps heal conjunctivitis?

Are there any natural supplement/medicines that helps heal conjunctivitis?

See below: There are no natural supplements or medications. Although, a lot of pink eye will resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to help heal conjunctivitis?

What can I do to help heal conjunctivitis?

Cause?: Viral - treat symptoms, tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil, artificial tears and time. Bacterial - need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Will the constant tearing from conjunctivitis help it to heal better?

Will the constant tearing from conjunctivitis help it to heal better?

No: This is simply a response to the irritation and immune processes in the infected conjunctiva. Cold compresses and time. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take for conjunctivitis to heal once you have started eye drops?

How long does it generally take for conjunctivitis to heal once you have started eye drops?

Conjunctivitis: Viral conjunctivitis can often take up to two weeks to heal and is unresponsive to antibiotics. The body's immune system builds up resistance to the virus and fights it off. Bacterial conjunctivitis often responds within a week to antibiotics. ...Read more

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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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Can you catch conjunctivitis?

Can you catch conjunctivitis?

Yes you can: A majority of infectious conjunctivitis is caused by viruses- the better known one is adenovirus (aka pink eye). This is highly contagious and can be spread by touch. By not washing their hands and contacting their eyes, a person who is exposed to an infected patient can get it. ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is conjunctivitis?

Help me out here: what is conjunctivitis?

'pink eye': Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the outer lining mucous membranes of the eye. It can be caused by irritants, allergies, environmental factors, viruses, bacteria and even fungi, so it is important to seek medical attention if it does not clear up after a few days with supportive therapy. Artificial tears and cold compresses help if it is viral, irritant or allergic. ...Read more

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Help? I believe i may have conjunctivitis?

See a physician: Without seeing a physician it is not possible to evaluate whether this is allergic or bacterial conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for conjunctivitis?

What is the recovery time for conjunctivitis?

1 week or less: Most types of conjunctivitis are better in a week or less. There are versions that last longer. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more