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How Do You Get Pinkeye
See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently.Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with antihistamine eye drops with/without oral antihistamines see your doctor or opthalmologist. ...Read more
Infections: To develop an infection at any location you need a source of germs, a vulnerable location & a method of transfer. If you choose to let someone fart or crap in your eyes, transfer of germs & infection is the likely outcome. You need an alternative pastime to making up odd questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have most symptoms for pinkeye and told my but she said can't get it twice and about to go to school should I go to the school nurse then?
Conjunctivitis: You are too young for us to advise. Please consult a medical professional in person. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis: "pink eye" can be a serious disorder that can lead to blindness. It's important for a doctor to diagnose it so that appropriate treatment can be given. "pink eye" can be caused by infection, corneal abrasion and other inflammatory conditions. Treatment depends on the cause but antibiotic eye drops are usually prescribed first. ...Read more
I think I get pinkeye after swimming in public pool. It's been on for two weeks already Would you please advise me which eyedrop I should use ?
See Your Doctor Now: Swimming pools can transmit serious infections to the skin, eye, and respiratory tract if not properly treated and maintained. Additionally, the chemicals used to disinfect the water can cause eye irritation which can be difficult to distinguish from infection. Over-the counter eye drops mainly treat allergic eye conditions. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis and prompt treatment. ...Read more
Possibly: Pinkeye is common language for conjunctivitis. Commonly, this is due to allergies or infection by viruses or bacteria. Over the counter drops may help allergic conjunctivitis. Normally, one would find other allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes or sneezing. Bacterial conjunctivitis is usually treated with prescription antibiotic drops. Spread of infections can be reduced by hand washing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't use old drops: You can contaminate a bottle of eye drops by touching the eye, but the drops inside have preservative to protect them, and the bacteria on the outside probably die by drying out. Multi-dose bottles have preservatives; single use vials do not. In a fridge, the longest you should probably keep the drops is 30 days, once opened. Link: http://drkisling.Com/2011/09/19/how-long-can-you-use-eye-drops/. ...Read more
Most commonly viral: "pinkeye" is a general term for inflammation of the white of the eye, or conjunctivitis. It is often viral, but can be bacterial or even allergic. Some forms of viral pinkeye can be quite debilitating, even leading to visual loss. Recent antiviral medications have proved quite effective against the more severe forms of conjunctivitis, so be sure to see your eye doctor at the first signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infected one side: Pink eye is the common term for viral infection of the eye. It may affect one eye but commonly affects both. The eye is red, has a clear discharge, may be a little swollen, sometimes is light sensitive and usually is irritated but not painful. Since it is infectious, others around you might also have the same thing or you may spread yours to them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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