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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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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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Are herbal green tea bags good for treating under eye dark circles?

Are herbal green tea bags good for treating under eye dark circles?

Dark Eye Circles: Dark circles under eyes usually aere not a sign of exhaustion or serious illness. They can be cuased by a number of things: seasonal allergies, a cold, a sinus infection, lifestyle (smoking, alcohol) and very offten food sensitivities. Best thing to do is determine if you have food sensitivities by either food allergy testing or rotation diet (look on the internet or read "diet wise". ...Read more

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Any natural treatment for pink eye? I have been using refresh eye drops.

Any natural treatment for pink eye? I have been using refresh eye drops.

"Pink : "pink eye" is a generic term used for viral infections of the eye. Typically it is self-limiting but highly contagious. In the most common presentation if left untreated it will resolve by itself. So as far as natural treatments for pink eye, i would only recommend artificial tears or saline solution to rinse or debulk the viral load. However, if the condition worsens then it is best to discontinue all drops and seek the advise of your doctor. You never want to miss a possible bacterial infection that would require antibiotics! ...Read more

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R honey and water drops harmful for eyes?

R honey and water drops harmful for eyes?

NO: If correctly mixed it is not harmful. 1 drop of honey to 5 drops of water a 20% honey mix has been shown in some studies to help dry eyes. Multiple non-peer review articles say it helps. I like to see a peer reviewed article. Many of my patients use the 20% honey mix and I have not seen any side effects. But claims of brighter looking eyes or lighter color eyes with honey use is false. ...Read more

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Is similasan for pink eye any good?

Is similasan for pink eye any good?

Comfortable: Similasin is a somewhat soothing drop which can help your eye feel better. It has no medical qualities and cannot affect the organism (s) that cause pink eye. As the old joke goes, untreated the condition will last a week but if you use similasin, it will last seven days. ...Read more

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Is chamomile with anise tea good for face?

Is chamomile with anise tea good for face?

Chamomile: Some have used topical chamomile for eczema, but formal studies of this are lacking. This is not the same as drinking the tea -- for which i've found no references for skin conditions. Anise is a spice, used for flavoring and to promote digestion. I could find nothing about drinking anise tea for skin concerns. ...Read more

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Is olive leaf okay for dry eyes?

Is olive leaf okay for dry eyes?

Controversial: Olive leaf extract has been used for dry eyes with mixed results. Some doctors have personally reported more dry eyes with its use. Some patients swear by it. I usually do not recommend something controversial. Use different tear drops and see which one works best with you. See an ophthalmologist once yearly. ...Read more

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Is vigamox for pink eye ok for newborn?

Is vigamox for pink eye ok for newborn?

Yes Vigamox: Vigamox® eye drops has been studied in patients from newborns to adults, including geriatric patients and is safe in all age groups. ...Read more

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Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Pink eye: If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus. ...Read more

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What will green tea with honey and lemon strepsil do?

What will green tea with honey and lemon strepsil do?

Green tea is: A metabolism booster, thus it has a reputation for helping w/weight loss. The benefit is minimal in my estimation, but worth adding to to a health food plan an exercise. Peace and good health. Honey is soothing to the throat and an anti-microbial but it is in the sugar family so it's not a free pass because it is "natural." It's a far better choice than refined sugar. I don't know about Strepsil. ...Read more

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Can siliasan pink eye relief actually cure pink eye?

Can siliasan pink eye relief actually cure pink eye?

No: A homeopathic drop to "soothe" the eye. Typically "pink" eye is a viral conjunctivitis that has no cure, that is commonly acquired during the "cold" season. Time heals. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) artificial tears, decongestant eye drops, and proper eyelid hygiene generally is all that is necessary. Ocassionally a complicated pink eye needs an eye md to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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Does honey drops for eyes make the eye color lighter ?

Does honey drops for eyes make the eye color lighter ?

No effect: This is one of those nonsensical legends with no effect in reality. Save your honey for your tea. ...Read more

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Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Comforting: Similasan is a tear replacement with no therapeutic qualities. It is generally used for eye dryness, and may provide comfort when pink eye is present. It will not alter the course of the self limited infection of the lining of the eye. No harm will come from its use. ...Read more

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Is orange pekoe tea good for cramps ?

Green ; chamomile : Tea help - I am not familiar with using orange pekoe tea for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can eye color change with honey, msm and arbutin eye drops?

Can eye color change with honey, msm and arbutin eye drops?

No: This does not work to change eye color. There are a few medications used to treat high pressure in the eye that can darken the eyes. The most common way to change eye color is to wear colored contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can I still use similasan eye drops with my pink eye medicine ?

Yes: Similasin is a "natural" product with no actual pharmacologic activity- so it will not interact with your pink eye medicine and will not cause harm. It might supply some relief due to being a liquid but it will not affect the pink eye. ...Read more

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Whats the remedy for brown colored whites of eyes?

Whats the remedy for brown colored whites of eyes?

Dark Sunglasses: Be thankful, if they were red, yellow, green or blue, they would attract more attention! ...Read more

Chamomile Tea (Definition)

Chamomile tea is a soothing herbal tea that may help you relax at bedtime. Pregnant women should avoid excessive chamomile because of ...Read more


Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

A highly contangious condition in which the eyeball and ...Read more