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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Viral Pink Eye

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I have pink eye and i know it's viral. What can I do at home to get rid of it?

I have pink eye and i know it's viral. What can I do at home to get rid of it?

Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops 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

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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My 7 month old recently had URTI today I noticed pink left eye. Could this be viral conjunctivitis?there's no greenish nor yellowish discharge. what's the remedy?

My 7 month old recently had URTI today I noticed pink left eye. Could this be viral conjunctivitis?there's no greenish nor yellowish discharge. what's the remedy?

Possible: Pink eye without any yellow discharge most probably due to viral illness .This will resolve of it own in 3-4 days . If there is lot of watering or itching and swelling of eyelids then it may be due to allergy .Wait &watch for a day for any improvement ,otherwise consult your pediatrician . ...Read more

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What's a good at home remedy for pink eye?

What's a good at home remedy for pink eye?

Pink Eye: Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma as well. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. Assuming that it is pink eye, just warm moist compresses may suffice. Diagnosing is the most challenging part. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink eye: need an urgent home treatment?

What to do if I have pink eye: need an urgent home treatment?

Pink eye: 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

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Is there any home remedy for chronic, recurring pink eye with severe eye pain and pressure right above infected eye?

Is there any home remedy for chronic, recurring pink eye with severe eye pain and pressure right above infected eye?

No: You will need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and for management of these problems. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to cure viral pink eye?

Can there be any way to cure viral pink eye?

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

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Can you tell me how I could clear up viral pink eye fast?

Can you tell me how I could clear up viral pink eye fast?

Not possible: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. It will clear without treatment and there is no specific treatment to speed up healing.If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go b ack to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...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