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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

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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 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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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
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Determine cause (allergic, viral, bacterial). You may need to see doc.
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
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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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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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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Stay home for a few days as you may be infectious
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Don't share towels to prevent spread
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Use cool compresses if eyes are irritated or itchy
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Use lubricating drops without preservatives
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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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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Get treatment right away
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use good hygiene as it is contagious
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avoid touching eyes with hands
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use sunglasses for photophobisa
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Please tell me how to treat the pink eye?

Please tell me how to treat the pink eye?

See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently.Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with antihistamine eye drops with/without oral antihistamines see your doctor or opthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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