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Can I use alrex (loteprednol) for pink eye?

Can I use alrex (loteprednol) for pink eye?

Possible, but: Only with recommendation by the eye md. Alrex (loteprednol) contains steroids, which could cause problems if improperly used. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"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 immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Is alrex (loteprednol) good to use for pink eye?

Is alrex (loteprednol) good to use for pink eye?

Alrex (loteprednol): No, not unless it is prescribed. Alrex (loteprednol) is a steroid drop and is usually not prescribed for pink eye (viral conjunctivitis). ...Read more

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Could I give lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops to my 2yr old with pink eye?

Could I give lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops to my 2yr old with pink eye?

Pediatrics office: It is best to check with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment. Pink eye in this age group is usually treated with topical antibiotics applied to the eye. If the eye is swollen or painful referral to an ophthalmologist will be made by your doctor.
It is important to have the eye checked and to also rule out any corneal abrasions (scratches to the eye). ...Read more

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How to cure pink eye?

How to cure pink eye?

Depends: Most pink eye is viral which has to just go away on its own and the treatment is to improve comfort and prevent spread. Bacterial causes are cured easily with antibiotic eye drops. Allergic causes are treated with allergy eye drops. There are other less common causes as well. But garden variety viral conjunctivitis has to run its course. ...Read more

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Remedies for pink eye?

Remedies for pink eye?

Pink eye treatment: It depends on the cause. It could be an infection, tired eyes or even dry eyes. Consult with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove pink eye?

How to remove pink eye?

Pink Eye: Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more

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What's good for pink eye?

What's good for pink eye?

Good hygiene: Rest, time, artificial tears, compresses, topical antibiotics typically if severe discharge, sometimes topical steroids if develop subepithelial infiltrates or pseudomembranes; see eye physician. ...Read more

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3 statistics for pink eye?

3 statistics for pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. Any vision change, see eyemd. ...Read more

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What are pink eye symptoms?

What are pink eye symptoms?

Red/pink eyes: Pink eye, or conjunctivitis is a common ailment, especially in children. The white of the eye (sclera) becomes bloodshot, the inner eyelids are red, sometimes swollen, increased tears, and sometimes pus causes the lids to stick together. It can be bacterial, viral, or allergic and the treatment depends upon the etiology. ...Read more

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Tell me how pink eye starts?

Tell me how pink eye starts?

Exposure: Viral or bacterial pink eye. Hand to eye contact. Symptoms may include itchiness, burning sensation, red eye, matting, light sensitivity, . ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pink eye?

What are symptoms of pink eye?

Red, discharge: Pink eye usually refers to viral conjunctivitis, symptoms include some drainage, either watery or thicker. Lids can be stuck and swollen, foreign body sensation with burning, eye is red bloodshot and irritated, transfer easily from one eye to the other, very contagious. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink eye?

What to do if I have pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. Any vision change, see eyemd. ...Read more

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What should you do for pink eye?

What should you do for pink eye?

Pink eye: Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more

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How to know if yo have pink eye?

How to know if yo have pink eye?

Your Dr can confirm: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. ...Read more

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How can the pink eye be treated?

How can the pink eye be treated?

Usually eyedrops.: Pinkeye: conjunctivitis caused by 1)cold-type virus; both eyes, watery discharge, sore, light-sensitive. Occurs in healthy people, treat with artificial tears or allergy drops. 2)bacterial, usually one eye, thicker discharge, contact lens wear, eyelid abnormality, older patients, systemic illness, treat with prescription antibiotic drop. Both: remove contacts, see doctor if vision is blurry. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: Symptoms of conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, include reddness and irritation of the eye, especially the membrane lining the eyelids, the conjunctiva. This may also cause tearing or a discharge from the eye. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye?

What are the symptoms of pink eye?

Red eye: Red eye, tearing, irritation/scratching and mucousy tears with crusting of your eyelashes. Commonly your other eye will be affected also. ...Read more

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I have pink eye what do I do first?

I have pink eye what do I do first?

See eyedoc: Pink eye is the common term for viral infection of the eye. It may affect one eye but commonly affects both. The eye is red, has a clear discharge, may be a little swollen, sometimes is light sensitive and usually is irritated but not painful. Since it is infectious, others around you might also have the same thing or you may spread yours to them. See your ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have pink eye and a cold?

Pink eye: Associated with a cold - is usually viral & is likely to resolve without specific medications. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have pink eye?

How to determine if I have pink eye?

See your doctor: The symptoms of pink eye are redness and discharge of the affected eye. The vision is usually not affected and there is no pain, light sensitivity or foreign body sensation unless the cornea is involved. To find out definitely if you have "pink eye" see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from pink eye?

No: Conjunctivitis is an isolated infection of the conjunctiva and does not produce bacteria in the blood. ...Read more

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What are pink eye symptoms and signs?

What are pink eye symptoms and signs?

Pink Eye: Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma as well. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. I've seen patients diagnosed with "pink eye" even in ers, with a more severe problem.
Diagnosing is most challenging. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a pink eye?

Is it possible that I have a pink eye?

Pink eye: Is most commonly caused by a virus. Symptoms include redness of the whites of the eyes, watery drainage, swollen glands in front of your ears, and occasionally, vision loss and pain. If you have had a cold or have been exposed to someone else with pink eye, there is a chance you have it. It usually gets better in 5-7 days. If you're concerned, then see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My eye is dry and pink is that a pink eye?

My eye is dry and pink is that a pink eye?

Not necessarily: Redness is just a sign of ocular surface inflammation. Dry eye disease does cause ocular surface inflammation, but so does an infection, allergic or chemical exposure. Have you eyes examined to determine the reason your eyes are inflamed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pink eye what do I do?

Pink eye tx: Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pink eye and symptoms too?

What are the signs of pink eye and symptoms too?

Pink Eye: Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. ...Read more

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Are there any foods you should eat while having pink eye?

Are there any foods you should eat while having pink eye?

Does not matter.: Pink eye will not be affected by what you eat. Need treatment and time. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to not go outside when you have pink eye?

Yes: If you truly have the "pink eye" or viral conjunctivitis, then it can be very contagious. But not every red eye is "pink eye". ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Loteprednol (Definition)

Loteprednol is an ocular antibiotic-corticosteroid combination which is a ...Read more