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Are there any home remedies for conjunctivitis?

Are there any home remedies for conjunctivitis?

It depends: Conjunctivitis can be allergic, inflammatory or infectious. There are no home remedies for infectious or inflammatory conjunctivitis, while occasionally cool compresses and artificial tears can allevieate some of the symptoms of the allergic form. It is important to find out which type you have in order to treat it properly. For this reason, you should have an eye doctor evaluate your eyes. ...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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What is a good treatment for body conjunctivitis?

What is a good treatment for body conjunctivitis?

Not sure of meaning: Maybe you are referring to inclusion body conjunctivitis, or conjunctivitis caused by chlamydia. This is treated with oral azithromycin, doxycycline, or erythromycin, and these also treat the genital infection if present. Sexual partners should also be treated. Other types of conjunctivitis are viral (which has to run its course) and bacterial, which is treated with antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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I have a huge papillary conjunctivitis treatment?

Ophthlamology exam: We usually use over the counter Zaditor (ketotifen) and possibly a very mild Prednisone topically to control severe cases. We may use a topical antibiotic for best control of associated infection. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis still present after 2 months of treatment! Please help?

Conjunctivitis still present after 2 months of treatment! Please help?

Ophthalmogogy exm: There are multiple reason for persistent conjunctivitis. Allergy, viral and vascular abnormalities may mask the problem. See your local ophthalmologist ...Read more