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Doctor insights on: Boric Acid For Eye Wash Conjunctivitis

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Is boric acid good for pussing eyes?

No: I would not advise using it for discharge from the eyes. Most often such discharge is a result of blepharitis. Blepharitis is very common and affects the eyelashes at their bases and the glands that secrete lipid at the lid margins (meibomian glands). A variety of treatments are available but by far the most common and most effective is use of hot compresses and baby shampoo nightly. ...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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How does boric acid clean out your eyes?

How does boric acid clean out your eyes?

Common in past: Boric acid was used for many years as an eye wash in dilute solution. It is no more effective than other available eyewashes and so has fallen out of favor. If you can use it properly and like its effects, go for it. There are many alternatives however. ...Read more

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Does boric acid treat eye infections?

Does boric acid treat eye infections?

Classic treatment: Diluted boric acid is a classic treatment for eye infection. It is an effective eye wash and sometimes aids in the natural resistance to an eye infection. It is not an antibiotic and should not be used as a primary infection. Since most infections (pink eye) are viral, boric acid will not affect that as well. ...Read more

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How can you treat a red eye infection with boric acid?

How can you treat a red eye infection with boric acid?

Gently: Boric acid is a time tested old remedy for eye condtions. It is made in a dilute solution and can be comfortable as an eyewash. It is not antiinfective so it will not shorten the disease. However it makes the eye feel better. Since most eye infections in adults are viral, except for herpes there is no specific treatment except time and your own immune system. ...Read more

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Could you have conjunctivitis without getting sticky eyes?

Could you have conjunctivitis without getting sticky eyes?

Yes: Mild conjunctivitis can be associated with eye redness and irritation without crusting/stickiness/discharge. I would recommend trying cool compresses, chilled over-the-counter artificial tears, and observation. If it is getting worse or not resolving, you need to see an eye doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello, my eyes are so delicates, why? And what can I do for this. I have alérgic conjunctivitis

Hello, my eyes are so delicates, why? And what can I do for this. I have alérgic conjunctivitis

The allergies: Mauricio, if you have allergic conjunctivitis, it is not unusual for your eyes to be sensitive. Try an antihistamine eye drop. They can be found in the allergy section of almost every drug store. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does conjunctivitis usually cause eye pain?

Does conjunctivitis usually cause eye pain?

Varies: Depending on the cause of the conjunctivitis, it can cause tenderness or a mild irritation versus no pain. ...Read more

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Can some eye drops exacerbate your conjunctivitis?

Can some eye drops exacerbate your conjunctivitis?

Yes: As an interesting fact, most of the conjunctivitis I see is virally caused. Often an affected individual has been treated at Urgent care facility after hrs, & is prescribed an antibiotic, usually an aminoglycoside (gentamicin, or tobramycin). When they see me, it's on the basis of worsening eye condition. Often (not always) 1 of these 2 antibiotics causes significant ocular Irritation. ...Read more

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I am suffering in conjunctivitis on left eye. Please help.

I am suffering in conjunctivitis on left eye. Please help.

A quick visit: To your doctor should sort that out for you. If a viral conjunctivitis ( most common) symptoms resolve spontaneously in a few days. Your doctor should just take a look to establish diagnosis. ...Read more

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