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

Dr. Olivia Liao
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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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Pink Eye (Definition)

Pink eye is also known as Conjunctivitis. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated ...Read more


Dr. Alan Jackson
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How can I treat half eye is pink eye and top half is white?

Dr. Alan Jackson
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How can I treat half eye is pink eye and top half is white?

Need to see: An eye doctor needs to see this to diagnosis correctly. ...Read more

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Dr. George Yang
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What can I do to treat pink eye symptoms?

Dr. George Yang
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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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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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What is pink eye and how can I treat it?

Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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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. Rajesh Khanna
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Can you explain how do you treat pink eye?

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

Dr. Randall Wong
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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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Dr. Jay Park
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How do I treat a toddler's pink eye?

Dr. Jay Park
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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How to treat pink eye before you spread it?

Dr. Martin Raff
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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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Dr. David Chandler
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Can i treat pink eye with polysporine eye drops?

Dr. David Chandler
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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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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
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Please explain how to treat a pink eye without medication?

Dr. Rajesh Khanna
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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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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is the swelling or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids and eyeballs. It is usually caused by a virus, but can also be caused by bacteria, allergies, and exposure to certain chemicals. Common symptoms include itchy and red eyes, crusts that form overnight on the ...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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