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How can you get rid of recurring conjunctivitis?

How can you get rid of recurring conjunctivitis?

Depends: May be the original infection never cleared. Could be a sign of some other underlying disease. May be due to an anatomic problem such as the lid needs to be fixed. Might be due to an immune system issue. May not even be conjunctivitis since it could be a harbinger of something else, such as a mass. Must have it checked out. ...Read more

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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


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Can I get rid of conjunctivitis in one day?

Can I get rid of conjunctivitis in one day?

Not likely: Conjunctivitis means inflammation of the outer skin layer on the white of the eye. It can be caused by allergy, infection or other conditions. The best way to treat conjunctivitis is to determine its cause. An eye doctor can differentiate between the different causes and start a treatment plan. But it will not guarantee a quick resolution to the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to completely get rid of conjunctivitis?

Is it possible to completely get rid of conjunctivitis?

Yes: In most cases of conjunctivitis, it is completely gone in a week or two. If it lasts beyond this, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had conjunctivitis for over a year can anyone help me get rid of it once and for all?

What to do if I have had conjunctivitis for over a year can anyone help me get rid of it once and for all?

Dry eyes!: Sounds like chronic dry eyes and/or allergies. No cure, but you can start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. It may take months to start seeing improvement, but stay with treatment. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want to get rid of conjunctivitis by tomorrow! is it okay to go on phone/ ipod etc?

What do you advise if i want to get rid of conjunctivitis by tomorrow! is it okay to go on phone/ ipod etc?

Not possible: True conjunctivitis is a viral infection which typically lasts 3-10 days depending upon the strain. There is no one day treatment or cure. (Remember Costas, the TV sports announcer got this condition while covering the olympics and had to go off the air - with all his money and connections, he had to wait it out). An ophthalmologist can tell you if it is this or something else. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

How can I get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Desensitization: The only treatment shown to reduce al allergic reaction to an allergan is to be desensitized through shots over a prolonged period of time. Otherwise the treatment is block the histamine reaction with an antihistamine ...Read more

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Does penicillin work to get rid of conjunctivitis?

Rarely: Only a very specific (and serious) form of conjunctivitis is treated with penicillin (gonococcal). Most pink eye is viral and does not require or respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Does anyone know how to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid: Avoid cause - trial of antihistamines would help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of conjunctivitis when treating it with vigamox?

How long does it take to get rid of conjunctivitis when treating it with vigamox?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis due to an organism susceptible to vigamox should clear up in a few days. However, viral conjuctivitis, often confused with bacterial conjunctivitis, can take as long as 2 weeks. ...Read more