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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

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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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?

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

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Is it ok to use regular eye drops after pink eye?

Yes.: Assuming you mean artificial tears when you say "regular eye drops, " then yes, it is safe to use them. ...Read more

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How long should I take eye drops if I have pink eye?

Follow doc instructi: Depends on which eyedrops that your doctor gave, be sure to follow what is recommeded-5 to 7 days and followed up if not resolved. ...Read more

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With pink eye what kind of eye drops should I buy from somewhere like WalMart?

With pink eye what kind of eye drops should I buy from somewhere like WalMart?

Pink eye: Your pink eye can be due to infection or allergy. Please don't buy any eye drops before consulting your doctor as an eye infection would require different treatment than just over the counter drops ...Read more

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I've had pink eye now for four days being on eye drops and ointments and still nothing has changed with my eye. What should I do?

Viral or allergic?: The two most common reasons for pink eye to resist treatment are 1. if they are viral, then most drops are ineffective or 2. if the problem is allergic, then antibiotics will not be effective (you may also be allergic to your treatment). Go back to your eyecare professional and clarify which of these you have. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! What eye drops should I get for pink eye?

Need docs answers! What eye drops should I get for pink eye?

See a doctor!: You need to see a doctor to get prescription meds for your pink eyes. Over the counter, zaditor (ketotifen) can help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Could tetracaine hydrochloide eye drops be used for pink eye?

Not usually: There is no antibiotic in the above mixture. It would numb your eye leaving the infection untreated. ...Read more

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Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the allergic version typically itches. If you have "true pink eye" it is a viral infection, and Pataday will not cure that. ...Read more

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Hi do clear eye drops help with pink eye on a 4 year old!??

Hi do clear eye drops help with pink eye on a 4 year old!??

Define "help": Clear eye drops can provide some comfort to the eye irritation that accompanies pinkeye. They do not kill the germs causing it, but could have some benefit. Since some pinkeye is just viral many of the antibiotic drops prescribed for the problem have no more effect than clear eye drops. ...Read more

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Can I still use similasan eye drops with my pink eye medicine?

Can I still use similasan eye drops with my pink eye medicine?

Yes: Similasin is a "natural" product with no actual pharmacologic activity- so it will not interact with your pink eye medicine and will not cause harm. It might supply some relief due to being a liquid but it will not affect the pink eye. ...Read more

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For what length of time are you contagious with pink eye after you go on antibiotical eye drops?

1 week.: The term "pink eye" usually refers to viral conjunctivitis, and is highly contagious for 5-7 days. If you have a bacterial conjunctivitis, it is typically not contagious. ...Read more

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My eyes are constantly itchy no matter how much eye drops I use. Do you think it could still be pink eye, or something else?

My eyes are constantly itchy no matter how much eye drops I use. Do you think it could still be pink eye, or something else?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My eye got really red after taking off my contacts last night now I have pink eye, what drug store eye drops can I buy to help this?

My eye got really red after taking off my contacts last night now I have pink eye, what drug store eye drops can I buy to help this?

Conjunctivitis: Try systane preservative free in single vials. Do not put in your contact again till it is all clear. If does not clear up in 24 hours or have blurred vision pain go to urgent care optometrist (at lenscrafters, houreyes) and get checked may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I got pink eye on march 3rd but it has reduced in redness with some pentrexyl &eye drops but I woke up today there was crusting around it again?

See Physician: Pink eye may require antibiotics usually drops. Sine pink eye can be transferred eye to eye and is contagious, I recommend you seek medical attention. Less likely, there are other eye diseases that can look like pink eye and again can be diagnosed by an eye doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Do zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops help with "pink eye"?

Usually not: The zaditor (ketotifen) is an allergy eyedrop and will only be effective if the "pink eye" is due to allergy. If it is due to an infection caused by a bacteria or virus, the zaditor (ketotifen) will have no effect. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my pink eye very fast without eye drops?

How can I get rid of my pink eye very fast without eye drops?

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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What is the name of the antibiotic eye drops used to treat pink eye?

What is the name of the antibiotic eye drops used to treat pink eye?

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

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I’ve got pink eye and have been putting in eye drops for four days now. It is getting worse what can I take to help with the swelling?

I’ve got pink eye and have been putting in eye drops for four days now. It is getting worse what can I take to help with the swelling?

Try a different med: Typically you should be seeing an improvement by four days of treatment. If it is continuing to worsen go back to the prescribing physician for consideration of different eye drops. Controlling the swelling is secondary to treating the infection appropriately. ...Read more

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Accidentally putting pink eye drops in ear, should I be concerned?

Accidentally putting pink eye drops in ear, should I be concerned?

No: Assuming the eye drop is either an antibiotic or a steroid, one drop in the eye should not cause any problems. ...Read more

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Can pink eye drops help clogged tear ducts?

Can pink eye drops help clogged tear ducts?

Depends on the cause: There are different parts of the eye that many people call "tear ducts" but may not be the actual tear duct. The tear duct, which drains your tears, can get blocked for reasons that are generally not helped by eye drops. A clogged tear duct usually has to be probed or even have surgery to unclog it. If you are referring to the pores that line the lids that can get clogged, abx can help. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use antibiotic eye drops if I think I have pink eye?

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

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