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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Is garamycin (gentamicin) used for pink eye?

Sometimes: Most pink eye is viral and garamycin (gentamicin), (gentamicin) a good anti bacterial, will have no positive effect. Sometimes it can be bacterial and garamycin (gentamicin) can be helpful. ...Read more

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If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

Yes.: Garamycin (gentamicin) is an acceptable front-line treatment for "pink eye" (conjunctivitis); however, as there is a lot of emerging resistance to some of these types of eye drops/ointments, if your toddler is not getting better after a couple of days, time to see your pediatrician for diagnosis and switch to more broad spectrum eye drops. ...Read more

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I'm on the third day of using antibiotic eye drops for pink eye and it still looks horrible. Normal to take this long to get better?

I'm on the third day of using antibiotic eye drops for pink eye and it still looks horrible.  Normal to take this long to get better?

Yes.: Pink eye is usually viral and takes it normal run of 10 days. People panic and change drs. The lucky dr sees u on day 7 or 8 and no matter what he or she prescribes you will be well in 48 hrs and the dr. Becomes a hero. Stick with the original doctor call him and let him know how you are progressing. ...Read more

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Currently on eye drops for pink eye. It went away but now I have redness just on the outside and inner corner. Still taking the eye drops?

Currently on eye drops for pink eye. It went away but now I have redness just on the outside and inner corner. Still taking the eye drops?

See eye doctor: Sometimes once the virus clears, the immune system still fights and you may need to see an eye doctor to look for infiltrates that may require steroid drops to clear. ...Read more

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Ive been using eye drops for pink eye since saturday am symptom free but have two more days of drops. Can I wear my contacts? Will the drops hurt?

Complete treatment: I would recommend holding off on contacts until you have completed the prescribed treatment course. Conjunctivitis (pink eye) can be highly contagious and wearing your contacts too soon could lead to re-infection. Wait a couple more days to be safe. ...Read more

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What are some eye drops for pink eye?

What are some eye drops for pink eye?

Type of pink eye: Bacterial "pink eye": tobrex, gentamucin, polytrim, ciloxan, sulfacetamide. Allergic "pink eye": naphcon, bepreve, pataday, lastacaft (alcaftadine). Chemical "pink eye" tobradex, maxitrol, prednisolone need to find out the correct type of "pink eye". ...Read more

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Are eye drops for pink eye that are prescribed to a baby be used by an adult as well?

No.: You should not used any prescription medication given to someone else. Also, typically, adult pink eye is due to a virus, and not treated with antibiotic drops. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Garamycin (Definition)

Garamycin is an aminoglycoside which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more