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Looking for answer to how do you get rid of pinkeye?

Looking for answer to how do you get rid of 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

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Can you get pinkeye by having someone butt with your face?

Can you get pinkeye by having someone butt with your face?

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 more

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How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

How do I get rid of my pinkeye?

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

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How to get rid of pinkeye over night?

How to get rid of pinkeye over night?

No: I do not think that you canget rid of pink eye overnight.It is depends on the cause -bacteria, virus or allergens as well.It is best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

What should I do to get rid of the pinkeye?

Wait: Pink eye will resolve without treatment in 4-10 days. If it lasts longer than this, it is not pink eye. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get reinfected with viral pinkeye?

Is it possible to get reinfected with viral pinkeye?

Yes: There are many viruses and bacteria that can cause eye infections. You can infected again with a different organism or even with the same one. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Are there any over-the-counter products that get rid of pinkeye?

Are there any over-the-counter products that get rid of pinkeye?

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 more

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Can I get chlamydia pinkeye again from using old / expired eye drops?

Can I get chlamydia pinkeye again from using old / expired eye drops?

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

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How do u get pink eye?

How do u get pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye, broadly referred as " conjunctivitis" only means your eye is red. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies as well as chemical irritation. Therefore not all " pink eyes" are treated the same. ...Read more

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How do you get pink eye?

How do you get pink eye?

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 more

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How does someone get pink eye?

How does someone get pink eye?

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. ...Read more

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Can you get pink eye from a cat?

No: It is very unlikely to transmit pink eye from a cat to a human. ...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 you can get pink eye in only one eye?

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 more

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In what way can I get pink eye over night?

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