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Cure Pink Eye Overnight
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
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
Depends on cause.: 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
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
Pink eye symptoms: Can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. 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
Depends: There are three different problems called "pink eye". Bacteria pink eye causes redness and pus in the eye all day. This needs antibiotics. Virus and allergy pink eyes look very similar- redness and possible drainage in the morning, but mostly tearing during the day. They will clear up on their own. Just keep the eyes clean with clear water and wash your hands well. Call doctor if getting worse. ...Read more
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
Depends: It all depends on the cause on the pink eye. If it is due to viral conjunctivitis, then it will resolve spontaneously just as with a common cold. Otc artificial tears may relieve some symptoms. Other causes of pink eye may need antibiotics or steroids eye drops. You will need to see your eye md to determine the cause. ...Read more
No: Pink eye will get better without treatment. You can use some over the counter allergy or rewetting drops to soothe your eyes. ...Read more
"pink eye" may refer: To a fungal, viral, or bacterial infection (conjunctivitis) of the eye. Bacterial is very contagious & requires antibiotics (& frequent handwashing to prevent spread). Viral may resolve on its own depending on cause; if not improving, see doc for treatment. Fungal should also be checked by doc. Home remedies not a good idea. ...Read more
Eye drops: Otc eye drops may be soothing as you await evaluation. Pull the lower lid down with one finger pulling the skin of your cheek & this will open your lower lid as a shelf. Put the drops on the shelf & your blink reflex won't toss the drop off before it can do some good. Definitive rx may require prescription med from your doc, or some viral infections just have to run their course. ...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
Pink eye treatment: Pink eye treatment depends on the cause of the problem. You should go see an eye doctor. ...Read more
1year3month old boy had a viral pink eye 6month back. Cured in 2 days. Came back today again after 6 months. Is it OK? Or any other possibility
First you have to make sure it is Pink eye, there are a lot of other conditions that looks like a simple conjunctivitis.
Usually it is a simple infection and does not cause any problems or chronic conditions, when it is recurrent you need to make sure it is not dust allergy, or sun sensitivity to name a few so definitely see your doctor if its coming back,
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Tea bags: Damp tea bags of flower teas like chamomile, and even black tea bags, can treat the surface of the eyes naturally and with little risk. Avoid plain water, but rather, use saline or eye wash to rinse your eyes, bacterial conjunctivitis is not nearly as contagious as viral conjunctivitis. Antibiotic drops are the preferred medical treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis. ...Read more
Pink eye: Treat pink eye for at least 5 days. ...Read more
I caught pink eye from daughter. Have yellowish dischardge like her. Hers cured with presc. Drops. Is there an oral cure w/o drops, can't handle drops!
Conjunctivitis: Eye drops or eye ointment are the treatment of choice for bacterial conjunctivitis.They are better at getting effective drug levels to the site of the infection than oral antibiotics. You can use warm compresses 4-5 times per day and see if that helps, but if you are still having symptoms in 2-3 days then it is time to use the eye drops. Remember it is very contagious, use good hand washing habits. ...Read more
Can not: See doctor for a prescription eye drop. ...Read more
Have a stye or pink eye in right eye swoll up suddenly unda bottom lid. Is there a quick home cure to help heal fast?
Warm compresses: Hard to say for sure from your description what exactly is the problem, but certainly could be a stye or chalazion. It is ok to try a washcloth soaked in very warm water as a warm compress a few times a day, for about 5-10 minutes at a time. If there is no improvement within a couple of days, or worsening at any time, you should see an ophthalmologist promptly. ...Read more
I had pink eye few months ago. Now I am seeingstarbursts, etc in my vision and eyes feel burning and itchy. May be I used too much OTC eye drop. Cure?
Pink eye: It is time to see your ophthalmologist. Good luck ...Read more