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Cure Pink Eye Overnight
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
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye infection: I would not treat an eye infection without seeing an eye doctor to get a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. Many causes are viral and will not respond to antibiotics, and some cases of red eye are not an infection at all. Plus, some antibiotics work better than others for a given condition, depending on the patient's history. ...Read more
Need allergy meds: 'pink eye' (conjuctivitis) is due to a viral or bacterial infection and responds to anti-biotic drops. Allergic conjuctivitis responds to allergy meds such as Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops or even otc oral meds such as benedryl, zyrtec, allegra, or Claritin (or generics). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis, is very contagious ; lasts 2wks despite meds. 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. Clear eyes help but does not cure. ...Read more
Depends on cause!: Red eyes can be from many sources from simple irritation to severe rheumatoid melting of sclera. In cases of rheumatoid melts, drugs in the catagory of chemotherapy are necessary! so, it depends on cause. Most often eye drops, neutritional supplements, and occasionally oral medications are used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an Eye MD: If the cause of your pink eye is bacterial, tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) may be a good choice. However unless you see an eye md to determine the cause, the steroid in tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) might make you worse. If the cause is herpes virus type i you will definitely get worse. See an eye md! ...Read more
Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the closed eye for 10 minutes a few times a day will usually help the stye to resolve. Sometimes antibiotic eye ointment and less commonly oral antibiotics can help as well. If the stye has been there chronically (months), surgical drainage may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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