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Conjunctivitis Eye Drops Over The Counter
Is there any over the counter eye drops for pink eye? Or anything I can get at a drug store to make it go away?
"Pink eye": There are many causes for a red eye, including trauma, eye disease (glaucoma, retinal detachment), allergies, and infection (bacterial or viral). Treatment depends on the cause and your primary care doctor can help you sort this out. Over the counter allergy treatments are available, but most causes require Rx, intervention or observation. ...Read more
I am 99% sure I have pink eye. With no time or access to a doctor, what is the best eye drops or cream to get over the counter?
Tears: Pink eye typically refers to viral conjunctivitis. It usually affects both eyes and because it is due to a virus, is treated symptomatically with otc preservative-free artificial tears. Problem is that this cannot be self- diagnosed. There are many causes of a red eye, some of which can be quite serious. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
None really: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including 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. ...Read more
Yes: As an interesting fact, most of the conjunctivitis I see is virally caused. Often an affected individual has been treated at Urgent care facility after hrs, & is prescribed an antibiotic, usually an aminoglycoside (gentamicin, or tobramycin). When they see me, it's on the basis of worsening eye condition. Often (not always) 1 of these 2 antibiotics causes significant ocular Irritation. ...Read more
Not much: Usually viral and drops don't help. Should be gone in a week or so, like a cold. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I had conjunctivitis yesterday and want to cure it by tomorrow! I'm taking eye drops every 2 hours! How can I cure it by tomorrow!?
You need to ask this question to your local ophthalmologist. Nothing is cured overnight.
What you want and what you get are two different things.
good luck ...Read more
After completing a course of regular eye drops for conjunctivitis, when can I wear my contact lenses again?
It depends: If you have just a simple bacterial conjunctivitis, I recommend patients use glasses for 1 week following therapy if completely recovered. Also, disposing of solutions and cases and starting with a new pair of disposable lenses may be helpful as well. If any irritation returns, be seen immediately. ...Read more
Had conjunctivitis, on my last day of chloramphenicol eye drops. Today I've woken up and my eyes are burning and gone pink again. What could cause it?
Allergy?: One possibility is that you are allergic to one of the components in the eye drop itself. ...Read more
Can sleeping under an open window be the cause of my constant conjunctivitis? Its been coming and going for a while now I've used eye drops which help
Is it conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is a non-specific description of conjunctival inflammation. It can be viral, bacterial, allergic amongst others. More information is needed, such as which drops helped. It's unlikely that sleeping under an open window would cause recurrent conjunctivitis unless it's allergic. ...Read more
Similasan: Google the above or speak with your ophthalmologist for best answer ...Read more
No: Cyclosporine eye drops should not be used to treat allergy eyes. ...Read more
Using fucidic eye drops for conjunctivitis, causing blurred vision a few hours after application is this normal?
Maybe: Flucidic acid antibacterial eye drops are very viscous and may temporarily blurt your vision. It is dosed only twice daily. It's also possible that your infection creates much discharge that also blurs vision. Remember that if your symptoms are not improving, call your doctor. You may not be responding to the treatment, or you don't have a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Got conjunctivitis. Was given antibiotic eye drops a week ago. Light sensitivity and pain went away quickly but blurriness remains. Should I worry?
Get checked: You need to get checked to ensure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Acute Conjunctivitis, Doc prescribed vigamox eye drops & REFRESH, left eye total cured, right only half (left half)..
Continue current: Treatment. It takes time. Be patient.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?
Soon: This depends upon the appearance and comfort of the eye. You should avoid contact wear when the eye is red or getting redder, but when the red is fading and the other symptoms you may have had are fading, then you can wear the contact. ...Read more
My son has allergy in eye for which he is recommended Fucidin eye drops. He doesn't have conjunctivitis. Are these drops safe for my 16 month old?
My vision is blurry after getting over conjunctivitis -- is this normal? Its been 15 days and even sometimes I am using eye drops. Doctor gave me Zylopred antibiotic
Not normal: Call your physician for a referral to a board certified ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with lid margin dease, tears deficiency, mucus & mild papillary conjunctivitis what are treatments other than eye drops?
Lid hygiene: Most of what you describe goes under the heading of "Meibomian Gland Dysfunction". This is a lid stagnation and drying problem. You can help with mild lid scrubbing with shampoo, warm soaks and the addition of Omega oils to your diet. The eyedrops that will help this are mild steroids for the papillary conjunctivitis. ...Read more
I have red eye more than 1 week without any help with antibiotic eye drops. What other underlying causes of red eye other than conjunctivitis?
Viral: Majority of pink eyes or conjunctivitis are viral, therefore they have to run their course usually 10-14 days. Antibiotics alone won't make any difference. Antibiotics and mild steroids given under opththalmologists care can decrease the redness. But either way it will there for the full course of it. If only one eye is red then there are many more dx:, iritis, foreign body, to name a couple. ...Read more
I got conjunctivitis (not severe, just beginning), how long would it be until the redness goes away on trimethoprim polymyxin B ophthalmic eye drops.?
Does allergic conjunctivitis respond to the eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis? And vice versa does bacterial respond to antihistamine drops?
If it is a bacterial infection, it should only respond to antibiotics much like allergic conjunctivitis should only respond to only allergy drop like antihistamine/and or mast cell stabilizer drop. However some infections can cause itchiness in which case an allergy drop is added in addition to an antibiotic drop. For further info/rx, feel free to consult me at healthtap. Com/rebeccamammo
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Hello iv got conjunctivitis an my eye lid is swollen iv had it since Monday morning the doc gave me eye drops Weds I now Ave a saw throat shud I go bk?
Sore throat: You should be and they could be related. I would see your doctor if you don't inprove ...Read more
Is there anything I can use over-the-counter for severe pink eye? I seen a doctor drops I currently have seem to not be working.
No: Thiscan be vral, mixed or even reaction to other drops. See your eye md. ...Read more
I had conjunctivitis last week but it went away now my caruncle is swollen and my left eye is dry and it hurts when I try to put eyedrops in.
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