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Dr. Olivia Liao
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Can i take cephalexin for pink eye?

Can i take cephalexin for pink eye?

If it is bacterial: If won't work for allergic, viral or chemical conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

The conjunctiva is the outer layer of thye eye. Conjunctivitis means inflammation by any irritant. The normal pale clear tissue will look iritated and discolored from light pink to angry red and ...Read more


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What can I do to treat pink eye symptoms?

What can I do to treat pink eye symptoms?

Artificial tears: You can try over-the-counter artificial tears 4 x / day. If the symptoms are really bad, see your ophthalmologist for other alternatives. ...Read more

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Can you explain how do you treat pink eye?

Can you explain how do you treat pink eye?

Wait: Viral infection which causes pink eye run their course over 7 days. There is no specific cure. Only adjunctive supportive therapy is advocated. ...Read more

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What is pink eye and how can I treat it?

What is pink eye and how can I treat it?

Conjunctivitis : Pink eye is conjunctivitis. Typically it is viral, but could certainly be bacterial. Use cool compresses and cold refrigerated artificial tears. Wash hands very frequently. It should go away in a few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Randall Wong
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What should I do to treat pink eye?

Stay Away: True pink eye is usually slang for viral conjunctivitis. It is commonly seen in children as it is so contagious. If the eye is red, however, there are many causes and should be seen by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How do I treat a toddler's pink eye?

How do I treat a toddler's pink eye?

See PCP: Pink eye, conjunctivitis, is most often taken cared by primary care provider. Pink eye is not too infrequently complicated by acute ear infection (AOM). ...Read more

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How to treat pink eye before you spread it?

Most are viral: When around other people don't get close and do not touch them, particularly when you have touched your eye. There is no specific treatment if this is viral (unless it is herpes), and if there is pus, it is getting worse, or it is affecting your vision see an eye doctor asap. ...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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Please explain how to treat a pink eye without medication?

Please explain how to treat a pink eye without medication?

Wait: Viral infection which causes pink eye run their course over 7 days. There is no specific cure. Only adjunctive supportive therapy is advocated. ...Read more

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Keftabs (Definition)

Keftabs is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Pink Eye (Definition)

Pink eye is also known as Conjunctivitis. Inflammation of a layer called the conjunctiva is referred to as "pink ...Read more


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