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Does penicillin work to get rid of conjunctivitis?

Does penicillin work to get rid of conjunctivitis?

Rarely: Only a very specific (and serious) form of conjunctivitis is treated with penicillin (gonococcal). Most pink eye is viral and does not require or respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take to get rid of conjunctivitis when treating it with vigamox?

How long does it take to get rid of conjunctivitis when treating it with vigamox?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis due to an organism susceptible to vigamox should clear up in a few days. However, viral conjuctivitis, often confused with bacterial conjunctivitis, can take as long as 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of conjunctivitis in one day?

Can I get rid of conjunctivitis in one day?

Not likely: Conjunctivitis means inflammation of the outer skin layer on the white of the eye. It can be caused by allergy, infection or other conditions. The best way to treat conjunctivitis is to determine its cause. An eye doctor can differentiate between the different causes and start a treatment plan. But it will not guarantee a quick resolution to the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to completely get rid of conjunctivitis?

Yes: In most cases of conjunctivitis, it is completely gone in a week or two. If it lasts beyond this, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want to get rid of conjunctivitis by tomorrow! is it okay to go on phone/ ipod etc?

What do you advise if i want to get rid of conjunctivitis by tomorrow! is it okay to go on phone/ ipod etc?

Not possible: True conjunctivitis is a viral infection which typically lasts 3-10 days depending upon the strain. There is no one day treatment or cure. (Remember Costas, the TV sports announcer got this condition while covering the olympics and had to go off the air - with all his money and connections, he had to wait it out). An ophthalmologist can tell you if it is this or something else. ...Read more

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How long after I get rid of conjunctivitis can I use makeup?

Immediately!: Assuming that your conjunctivitis has cleared, then you don't have to worry anymore about spreading infection from one eye to the other. But how do you know when the infection is really gone? There's no hard & fast rule but realistically, i'd suggest waiting a few days after all the redness is gone and there's no more gunky stuff pouring out of your eyes or causing your lids to stick together. ...Read more

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How to get rid of conjunctivitis? Got red / sore / watery eyes / yellow discharge

Time: Most viral conjunctivitis resolves on its own. Depending on the cause, ophthalmologists can help you. Otherwise supportive therapy for a few weeks like artificial tears, hand hygiene, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

How can I get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Desensitization: The only treatment shown to reduce al allergic reaction to an allergan is to be desensitized through shots over a prolonged period of time. Otherwise the treatment is block the histamine reaction with an antihistamine ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Does anyone know how to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid: Avoid cause - trial of antihistamines would help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Allergic conjunctivitis; how long will it last, please help me get rid of it fast?

Avoid the allergen.: 1) avoid the offending agent. 2) variety of newer generation antihistamines - discuss with your doctor or at least your pharmacist. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of recurring conjunctivitis?

How can you get rid of recurring conjunctivitis?

Depends: May be the original infection never cleared. Could be a sign of some other underlying disease. May be due to an anatomic problem such as the lid needs to be fixed. Might be due to an immune system issue. May not even be conjunctivitis since it could be a harbinger of something else, such as a mass. Must have it checked out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had conjunctivitis for over a year can anyone help me get rid of it once and for all?

What to do if I have had conjunctivitis for over a year can anyone help me get rid of it once and for all?

Dry eyes!: Sounds like chronic dry eyes and/or allergies. No cure, but you can start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. It may take months to start seeing improvement, but stay with treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of viral conjunctivitis?

Time: Viral conjunctivitis, like a viral respiratory infection runs its course over a 10-14 day period of time. Medications taken durning a viral illness, be it in the eye or other or system are supportive only. They protect from bacterial superinfections and treat the symptoms of the viral infection. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Depends on $: There are different levels of therapy. Ice packs (free), otc like zaditor or alaway ($10) or prescription drops like pataday, lastacaft, (alcaftadine) ellestat, et. Al. ($100). So "best" of all is prescribed meds that work in seconds and last all day. They are not cheap without insurance, but they do help. ...Read more

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What do I have to do to get rid of penicillin residual out of my system, faster?

What do I have to do to get rid of penicillin residual  out of my system, faster?

Context: Why are you on penicillin in the first place? In general, if you are on it for an infection, you want it to hang around as long as possible to kill the bacteria. ...Read more

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How do i get rid of giant papillary conjunctivitis?

How do  i get rid of giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Remove the cause: Giant papillary conjunctivitis has been linked to chronic exposure to foreign bodies, such as contact lenses-usually an allergis reaction. Treatment would involve removal of the offended source as well as ophthalmic antihistamines or mast cell stabilizers. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Sometimes: Very difficult to do this. First stop wearing contact lenses and do now wear them until cleared by yourophthalmologist. Then you will need to treat the inflammation. I use low dose steroids but some ophthalmologists prefer antihistamine drops. Treatment takes weeks. Be patient and work with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my giant papillary conjunctivitis?

How do I get rid of my giant papillary conjunctivitis?

GIANTPAPILARY CONJUC: First you need to be sure it is gpc, if the diagnosis is correct, than do not wear any contact lenses till it clears in approx 2to 4 weeks.You can be prescribed mast cell stabilisers likecromoglicic acid or ketotifen, or antihistamine drops like patanol, (olopatadine) alaway, zaditor etc.Some times steroids for severe cases only, oral antihistamines can be used with the drops. ...Read more