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How can I make my pink eye situation better before I go to the doctors?

How can I make my pink eye situation better before I go to the doctors?

You can't: In short, if you have " pink eye" you are probably referring to a viral infection which is typically self-limiting. ...Read more

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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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How can I make my pink eye a little more confortable til i get into the doctors?

How can I make my pink eye  a little more confortable til i get into the doctors?

Eye drops: Otc eye drops may be soothing as you await evaluation. Pull the lower lid down with one finger pulling the skin of your cheek & this will open your lower lid as a shelf. Put the drops on the shelf & your blink reflex won't toss the drop off before it can do some good. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC medicine for pink eye or should I go see my doctor?

Is there an OTC medicine for pink eye or should I go see my doctor?

Best to see your doc: Pink eye is highly contagious, so see you doc and get treated asap. Also if it turns out to be something more serious, a trip to the doctor could save your eyesight. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a pink eye, which doctor should I go to?

Your choice : Most pcp's or urgent care centers can assess and treat pinkeye.Occasionally i will find a troublesome case and send it on to see an ophthalmologist. In some states optometrists will also treat this disorder. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend i treat pink eye really fast?

How would doctors recommend i treat pink eye really fast?

Viral conjunctivitis: Viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva is called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. Antibiotics don't work. Just time 7-14 days. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for pink eye if you cannot make it to the doctor ?

What is the best thing to do for pink eye if you cannot make it to the doctor ?

It depends: Viral pink eyes is very common and you don't need to do much (just some redness, maybe watery, no discharge, no pain/change of vision etc...)..Or if allergies--typically some redness, watery and itchy...Then allergies drops will help. If you have discharge from eyes, pain, change of visision..See your doctor asap..Vision is precious and so don't cut corner.... ...Read more

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Can i go to an urgent care doctor to treat my pink eye?

Can i go to an urgent care doctor to treat my pink eye?

.: You could but it eould not be the best use of resources. Most pink eyes are viral in origin and you will need symptomatic treatment. If it is a pink eye with no pus in eye use artificial year drops for relief (will decrease foreign body sensation). ...Read more

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What should I ask doctor about how to get rid of pink eye?

Pink eye: There are two basic types, infective (contagious) and non infective, and the treatment for each is different. Best to see an ophthalmologist if your family doctor cannot differentiate the two. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of pink eye at home without going to see a doctor?

Hope!: Use artificial ears and keep your fingers crossed. If it persists, call your ophthalmologist. ...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