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Doctor insights on: Cure For Viral Conjunctivitis

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Is pataday for viral infection?

Is pataday for viral infection?

No: Pataday is a topical antihistamine type eye drop for allergic conjunctivitis to treat allergy symptoms in the eyes. Viral infections usually require anti-inflammatories and/or anti-viral treatments although most are self limited. Pataday may make your eye feel better but would not be the usual recommended treatment for a viral infection. ...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


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Do steroids cure a viral infection?

Do steroids cure a viral infection?

No: Steroids are used to treat inflammation, which is often a symtpom of viral infections, but by definition do not "cure" viral infections. Some anti-viral medications will help slow and shorten the progression of viral illnesses. Rest, plenty of fluids, and supportive measures go a long way to help fight off viral infections as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for bacterial contagious pinkeye treated with antibiotic eye drops?

What is the recovery time for bacterial contagious pinkeye treated with antibiotic eye drops?

Pinkeye: Most pinkeye is due to viral infection. The 40 or so viruses which can cause this have a symptom cycle of 3 to 10 days of activity until recovery except for the several that cause corneal immune deposits which can last longer. Antibiotic eyedrops do not treat viral disease but merely prevent secondary bacterial invasion. They do not alter the time cycle of the viral infection. ...Read more

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How contagious is viral conjunctivitis in comparison to bacterial conjunctivitis?

How contagious is viral conjunctivitis in comparison to bacterial conjunctivitis?

Infections of the: conjunctiva, whether by virus or bacteria, are usually transmitted by direct contact. The infectious agent is not aerosolized thus it is is transported by either fluid or mucous. ...Read more

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Is bacterial conjunctivitis more contagious than viral conjunctivitis?

Is bacterial conjunctivitis more contagious than viral conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: No, viral conjunctivitis is more contagious than bacterial conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis tends not to be contagious unless the surface of the eye is damaged. ...Read more

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Is prednisone for viral or bacterial lung infection?

For none: Prednisone is not for any type of infection; in fact it can increase the risk and severity of infection. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for adenovirus infection?

Is there a cure for adenovirus infection?

No: A viral infection has only supportive measures. Unless there is a 2ndary bacterial complication , where antibiotics will be necessary. ...Read more

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Does viral meningitis take longer to progress than bacterial meningitis? What's the treatment for viral?

Does viral meningitis take longer to progress than bacterial meningitis? What's the treatment for viral?

Watch the patient: No definitive treatment for viral meningitis, "whatever it takes" which means may need hospitalization, IV fluids, (Acyclovir if HSV is the organism), intubation of pt not breathing on his/her own ...Read more

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What is treatment for viral fever?

What is treatment for viral fever?

Generally none: Fever due to infection may actually be beneficial as your body's way of fighting disease. Unless the fever makes you extremely uncomfortable or compromises your cardiovascular system because of underlying illnesses, leave it alone. There are very few viral illnesses for which we have effective treatment at this time. ...Read more

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Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

Best eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis?

None: All conjunctivitis, bacterial and viral, is self-limiting. This means that they will get better without treatment. The symptoms can be treated, and antibiotics may decrease the duration of infection in some cases. ...Read more

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Why is adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis resistant to many antivirals?

Why is adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis resistant to many antivirals?

It's Adenovirus : Adenovirus is resistant to anti-virals no matter where it has settled. Consider the common cold....No really effective interventions there. ...Read more

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Will treatment for strep throat also treat pink eye?

Will treatment for strep throat also treat pink eye?

Not really: Many viral infections result in varying degrees of ocular irritation and often times even conjunctivitis or pink eye. Usually, as the infection clears, the ocular symptoms subside. So, the tablets you take to help with the throat don't act directly on the pink eye. ...Read more

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Bacterial conjunctivitis cure?

Bacterial conjunctivitis cure?

A few things: Your own immune system, flushing the eye with eye saline and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

Is there  a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

No: There is therapy for rsv, but because of its side-effects and toxicity it is only used on critically ill children, and with mixed results. Rsv has been diagnosed more frequently in adults recently, but there are no curative therapies yet available. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

Is there a cure for respiratory syncytial virus (r.S.V.)?

Treatment available: Inhaled ribavirin, an antiviral agent, can be used to treat severe cases of RSV in infants and children. Palivizumab, an antibody, can be given to people at high risk for RSV to prevent infection. ...Read more

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