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Can I use eye drops to treat the redness from pink eye? I'm using an antibiotic cream from my doctor to cure my pink eye, but it doesn't treat the redness. Is it safe to use visine or something similar to make my eyes less bloodshot?
During : During the course of response to an infection the eyes will become red from dilated blood vessels responding to the inciting agent. Any use of drops to get rid of the red may at times irritate and burn the eye more on application and may have a contra-effect. I recommend using less irritating preservative-free artificial tears such as refresh to help improve the redness. This will be a slow but less irritating process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ophthalmologist prescribed desonide cream .05% to rub on eyelids, (allegeric conjunctivitis)...how do I do that without getting it in the eye?
Wrong question: Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of the membranes inside the eyelids + around the eyeball. This steroid cream is applied to the skin for dermatitis. Calcineurin inhibitor such as tacrolimus ointment is preferred for eyelids. It is more effective and safer. But conjunctivitis requires medication applied INSIDE the eyelid or on the eyeball. There are different products made for this applicati ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been on Tobramycin drops x 4 days for a corneal abrasion - are there any OTC eye drops I can also use for the redness?
Stye: Stye in eye is usually a self limiting condition. Usually resolves on its own. Warm compresses may help. There is currently no evidence that neosporin would help, Also you can get the medication inside the eye and cause irritation. If stye does not improve on its own in a week, please kindly see an eye specialist (opthalmologist). ...Read more
Dry Eyes: Acute , dry eyes need short term lubrication, myriad of products available, depending on possible other symptoms, allergic itching, redness, frequency and duration of symptoms. All of these answered questions can guide one to the best recommendation. Start with your pharmacist, family doctor, eye care professional if relief is not found. ...Read more
Minor impetigo by lips, treating with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Now a bit in outside corner of eye, how to treat? Out of my home country &prefer no prescription. :)
Bactroban (mupirocin: This is a topical ointment.You need a prescription in the US,maybe not in other countries. ...Read more
Is erythromycin ointment safe for someone who is allergic to keflex/penicillin? Also, if using for eye infection/stye, do I apply it inside my eye?
Yes and probably: Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It is not related to the penecillins nor cephalosporins to which you had allergies. There should be no cross reactivity. The standard treatment for stye is heat and compression (squeezing) then surgical incision and drainage if initial therapy is unsuccessful. If a patient has an eye infection with discharge, the antibiotic ointment goes inside the eyelid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use oculosan eye drops 2-3 times a day(one drop each eye) for the last 4-5 years. Will it cause any serious problems?
Toxicity: Oculosan contains the vasoconstricting eye medication naphazoline along with some homeopathic ingredients. Using this type of eye drop may lead to chronic irritation of the eye due to medication and/or preservative toxicity. The eye drop constricts blood vessels on the eye which then often return with a vengeance when the effect wears off. I would see an eye doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a corneal abrasion and my eye is really really red. I'm using erythromycin ophthalmic oint. How long should it take for the redness to go away?
A few days: It usually starts feeling and looking better in 2-3 days. Be sure to follow up with your doc if not looking better by then or earlier if the symptoms worsen or the vision becomes effected. Eyes are precious and you need to be extra cautious with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO, not OTC: for the eye.Get a more detailed answer ›
None really: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, 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
Have eye style, about 1month old. Warm compresses have not resolved. Eye Dr gave topical antib/steroid. Is there an OTC topical antibiotic I can buy?
Be persistent: Most styes respond to frequent applications of heated washcloths - this must be done 4 minutes at a time for 5 times or more per day. Most do not do this often enough. Antibiotics rarely work as they cannot penetrate the lesion. If the condition is persistent, it could be another diagnosis. A second opinion might be in order with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I'm on accutane. Is there any interactions between antibacterial eye drops and accutane?I'm having styes & i need to use antibacterial eye drops.
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