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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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Can you describe how to cure pink eye at home?

Can you describe how to cure pink eye at home?

Depends: There are three different problems called "pink eye". Bacteria pink eye causes redness and pus in the eye all day. This needs antibiotics. Virus and allergy pink eyes look very similar- redness and possible drainage in the morning, but mostly tearing during the day. They will clear up on their own. Just keep the eyes clean with clear water and wash your hands well. Call doctor if getting worse. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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How do I treat a toddler's pink eye?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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How do I treat a toddler's pink eye?

See PCP: Pink eye, conjunctivitis, is most often taken cared by primary care provider. Pink eye is not too infrequently complicated by acute ear infection (AOM). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pink eye at night without medicine?

How can I get rid of pink eye at night without medicine?

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 more

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How can I care for watery eyes at home?

How can I care for watery eyes at home?

Watery eyes: Watery eyes can be suggestive of allergy but also of dry eyes. If the eyes are itchy it is more suggestive of allergy. If you have a gritty or sandy feeling , then dry eyes are most likely. The use of otc ocular lubricants/tears can sometimes be helpful.. For allergy, there are otc allergy eye drops that can be tried. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pink eye symptoms?

What can I do to treat pink eye symptoms?

Artificial tears: You can try over-the-counter artificial tears 4 x / day. If the symptoms are really bad, see your ophthalmologist for other alternatives. ...Read more

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What is blepharitis and how can I treat it at home?

What is blepharitis and how can I treat it at home?

Blepharitis is an: Inflammation of the eyelids causing red, irritated, itchy eyelids and the formation of dandruff-like scales on eyelashes. Directions for a warm soak of the eyelids: 1.Wash your hands thoroughly. 2.Moisten a clean washcloth with warm water. 3.Close eyes and place washcloth on eyelids for about 5 minutes, reheating the washcloth as necessary. 4.Repeat several times daily hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I cure pink eye?

Depends on cause.: 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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What is pink eye and how can I treat it?

What is pink eye and how can I treat it?

Pink eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require > ...Read more

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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

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How can i treat my cold at home?

How can i treat my cold at home?

Common cold: Stay rested, drink lots of fluids and remain hydrated. You can control symptoms with OTC cold preparations and analgesics if necessary. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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In what way can I get pink eye over night?

Not overnight: Your exposure to bacteria can take 24-48 hours to result in clinical conjunctivitis. You may have symptoms when you wake, but the exposure was long before you went to sleep. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly clear a pink eye?

How can I most quickly clear a pink eye?

No fast way: Conjunctiviits will run its own course which you cannot change. Over the counter allergy drops, like zaditor, (ketotifen) help with the redness and irritation. A cool compresses also makes the eye feel better. Be sure to use a lot of hand sanitizer, pink eye is very contagious. ...Read more

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How do I get treated for pink eye?

How do I get treated for pink eye?

Pink eye: Most pink eye is caused by Adenovirus and is very contagious. Sometimes the eye is infected with bacteria. Please see your primary care physician for treatment and/or referral to an ophthalmologist as needed as soon as possible. Do not share linens, towels, or wash cloths with anyone. Wash your hands frequently. Use warm compresses then 1.2 strength baby shampoo with water on Qtips to wash lids. ...Read more

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How do you treat a gash over an eye at home?

How do you treat a gash over an eye at home?

Clean and cover it.: If you must treat yourself at home, wash gently with soap and water, rinse well and cover the area with a dry bandage. You should be seen for an exam at urgent care or the er. ...Read more

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What at home treatment can I do for blepharitis of my eyes. Cant go to dr for another week.

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Involves eyelid edge: Take a clean washcloth and wet it in very warm water and place it over the closed eyelids for 5 minutes. Place the warm, wet washcloth over the index finger and apply a diluted solution of 50% baby shampoo. Clean one eye at a time, closing the eye you are cleaning, and rubbing the washcloth or your finger over the eyelashes and lid margins several times using horizontal strokes. Rinse thoroughly. ...Read more

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How do you treat pink eyes?

How do you treat pink eyes?

Depends: Classic pink eye in children and adults is a viral condition, contagious, best treated with lubricating eye drops and warm soaks. Isolate the child/adult and items which contact the eye secretions to lower spread. Your ophthalmologist can tell you if it is bacterial in which case antibiotics can also be given. If the vision is unaffected, these will clear in 3-10 days mostly. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure my pink eye?

What can be done to cure my pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. Any vision change, see eyemd. ...Read more

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This is the first time I have gotten an eye stye and I was wondering how to treat it at home and how long will it take to go away ?

 This is the first time I have gotten an eye stye and I was wondering how to treat it at home and how long will it take to go away ?

Stye: You can use a mild soap to cleanse the area and then apply warm compresses daily. If the stye persists despite this conservative management, you can talk to your doctor about trying a topical or oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of subclinical acne on my forehead? What products can I buy to use at home to treat it?

How do I get rid of subclinical acne on my forehead? What products can I buy to use at home to treat it?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

A highly contangious condition in which the eyeball and ...Read more