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Dr. Olivia C. Liao answered:

Can I take cephalexin for pink eye?

If it is bacterial

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if won't work for allergic, viral or chemical conjunctivitis
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What is pink eye and how can I treat it?

Conjunctivitis

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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.
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Dr. George Yang answered:

What can I do to treat pink eye symptoms?

Artificial tears

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You can try over-the-counter artificial tears 4 x / day. If the symptoms are really bad, see your ophthalmologist for other alternatives.
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Dr. Rajesh Khanna answered:

Can you explain how do you treat pink eye?

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Viral infection which causes pink eye run their course over 7 days. There is no specific cure. Only adjunctive supportive therapy is advocated.
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Can oral Augmentin be used to treat "pink eye"?

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Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so 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.
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Can I treat pink eye with polysporine eye drops?

Eye infection

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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.
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Can I go to an urgent care doctor to treat my pink eye?

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You could but it eould not be the best use of resources. Most pink eyes are viral in origin and you will need symptomatic treatment. If it is a pink eye with no pus in eye use artificial year drops for relief (will decrease foreign body sensation)
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Dr. Alan Jackson answered:

How can I treat half eye is pink eye and top half is white?

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Dr. Theodore T. Wu answered:

Think i might have pink eye cause i have some redness in my eyes and its irritating. how can i tell if if have it and how to treat it ?

Pinkeye

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Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, has many causes, including viruses, bacteria, allergy, inflammation, foreign bodies in the eye, etc. The first thing to do is not rub the eye. Then, you could try some cold artificial tears, such as Theratears (available over-the-counter). If this does not bring relief within a few hours, call your local eye doctor for an appointment.
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Dr. Tim Conrad answered:

I found out that tea can be used topically to help treat pink eye. Does the tea have to be warm? Can it be cold? Like after being refrigerated.

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Tea is not useful for treating pink eye. It is useful as a refreshing drink.
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