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How Can I Get Rid Of Watery Pink Eye
Depends on the cause: If its cause by allergies, then allergy medications can help. If its bacterial, then antibiotics. However if its viral, it will just go away when its ready. However, you can use artificial tears in all circumstances and it may help. I would see your eye md to determine the cause to treat appropriately. ...Read more
Give it some time: Unfortunately, pink eye is caused by the common cold virus. As such, there is no medication or treatment that is proven to help speed up recovery. Your best option is to use artificial tear drops every hour or so in order to flush extra virus from the surface of your eye. This has been shown to speed recovery by a couple of days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have pink eye in both eyes, one is wose then the other. How can I get rid of it quickly?
Give it time: 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
How can I get rid of lingering pink eye? My son comes down with pink eye at least once a month (thanks, kindergarten!). It usually clears up in a couple of days, but when i catch it from him, i usually have it for a week or more. What's the deal? I'm heal
Kids : Kids bring home lots of viruses, and you seem to be rather susceptible. You will catch things less if you wash your hands before touching your eyes. If you get pink eye that you did not catch from your son, then it may be something completely different, and you should see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on what the : Pink eye really just means a red eye. It can be caused by allergies, viruses and bacterial. If both eyes are red then allergies are the more likely. If there is a lot of discharge and it looks fairly goopy (muco-purulent), you may want to call you doctor. Sometimes they will call out a medication. Other times, based on symptoms, they will like to see you. ...Read more
Viral conjunctivitis: Pink eye is almost always caused by a virus. True bacterial conjunctivitis is actually extremely rare. Because of this antibiotics typically do not help pink eye and unfortunately you just have to let it run it's course. Lubricating drops and sometimes steroid drops can help with your symptoms. That being said there are many causes of a red eye and you should see your eye dr for further evaluatio. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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