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How long until i see results from taking ciprofloxacin for pink eye?

How long until i see results from taking ciprofloxacin for pink eye?

48-72 hours: Most "pink eye" is viral, not bacterial and will run its course in anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks. There is no approved medication for viral conjunctivitis. However, if the "pink eye" to which you refer is truly bacterial and the organism is susceptible to ciprofloxacin, you might expect improvement to begin in 48-72 hours. ...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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My baby was given ciprofloxacin for pink eye two weeks ago. This week there was an outbreak of pink eye at her day care and it ooks like the discharge?

My baby was given ciprofloxacin for pink eye two weeks ago. This week there was an outbreak of pink eye at her day care and it ooks like the discharge?

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis (pink eye) in young children usually is caused by viruses. If the same virus is circulating among kids in her day care, she probably is immune to reinfection. However, if bacterial, she could catch it again. But there is nothing to do for now. If your baby develops new pink-eye, contact the pediatrician's office right away for possible re-treatment. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution used for pink eye?

Is ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution used for pink eye?

Yes: This would be effective for bacterial conjunctivitis. However conjunctivitis will get better whether you treat it or not. ...Read more

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My 4 year old had pink eye and was put on ciprofloxacin drops; can I use the same one my 2 year old?

My 4 year old had pink eye and was put on ciprofloxacin drops; can I use the same one my 2 year old?

PROBABLY OK: In the past oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) was contraindicated in children but more recent studies have shown no adverse effects on joints/cartilage. The only issue with sharing an eye drop is contamination of the bottle, so do not touch the bottle to anything. Hope the kids are better soon! ...Read more

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I have a five month old whom has pink eye. I have ciprofloxacin hydrocholride solution 0.3% (brand new, never used) can I use this for the baby?

I have a five month old whom has pink eye. I have ciprofloxacin hydrocholride solution 0.3% (brand new, never used) can I use this for the baby?

See doctor first: You can, but it is more important to find out why a 5 month old has conjuctivitis. There may be an underlying problem present that should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you put ciprofloxacin opth prescribed for pink eye (.3%) in my ear? My outer ear is very irritated and possibly an infection.

Opthal med in ear: Your eye medications aren't made for your ears and certainly not the outer ear. Furthermore, you don't know if the outer ear has a bacterial infection or not (antibiotics only work on bacteria, not on viruses). What you are proposing is not recommended. Please see your primary medical doctor for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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Eye drops how long should you take ciprofloxacin for pinkeye?

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how long should you take ciprofloxacin for pinkeye?

7 days: Per drug insert for bacterial conjunctivitis the recommended dosage regimen for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis is one or two drops instilled into the conjunctival sac(s) every two hours while awake for two days and one or two drops every four hours while awake for the next five days. ...Read more

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How long should I take eye drops if I have pink eye?

How long should I take eye drops if I have pink eye?

Follow doc instructi: Depends on which eyedrops that your doctor gave , be sure to follow what is recommeded-5 to 7 days and followed up if not resolved. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of pink eye?

How long does it take to get rid of pink eye?

Depends: Viral-- up to a couple of weeks. Bacterial-- a couple of days if treated allergic-- can be chronic. ...Read more

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How long should it take my eye to heal from pink eye?

4-10 days: Most pinkeye will run its course in 4-10 days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does viral pink eye take to go away?

Can you tell me how long does viral pink eye take to go away?

Weeks: Viral conjuctivitis usually has a two week course before the infection resolves. The ey may remain inflammed for several weeks after the infection. This can be controlled with antiinflammatory drops. ...Read more

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After exposure how long does it take for pink eye to develop in another person and how long is pink eye contagious?

After exposure how long does it take for pink eye to develop in another person and how long is pink eye contagious?

Depends on the cause: Pink eye or conjunctivitis can be cause by either bacteria or virus and spread to another person is usually by direct hand to face contact so may possibly avoided by good handwashing. Most viral causes are contagious at first sign of a cold and may persist for days to a week or longer. Bacterial causes are usually related to sinus infection and respond quickly to antibiotcs in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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I'm on the third day of using antibiotic eye drops for pink eye and it still looks horrible. Normal to take this long to get better?

Yes.: Pink eye is usually viral and takes it normal run of 10 days. People panic and change drs. The lucky dr sees u on day 7 or 8 and no matter what he or she prescribes you will be well in 48 hrs and the dr. Becomes a hero. Stick with the original doctor call him and let him know how you are progressing. ...Read more

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How long does it take pink eye to go away?

Usually 2-3 weeks: Pink eye or viral conjunctivitis is usually an acute condition caused by adenovirus (like the common cold). Most cases will resolve in a few weeks but some can be prolonged. There are many other causes of conjunctivitis so any additional or more severe symptoms should be examined by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop pink eye?

How long does it take to develop pink eye?

2-5 days: Most of what is called pink eye is due to viral infections which take 2=5 days to cause an eye infection that is obvious. Pink eye is common in children but occurs in epidemic form in adults. It is usually self limiting but can be relieved in part if you let your ophthalmologist see it. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pink eye to spread?

How long does it take for pink eye to spread?

Not long: Pink eye is highly contagious and can spread quickly. You need to see your doc and get treated right away. In the mean time, make sure to wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


Cipro (Definition)

Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride is an ocular anti-bacterial which is a ...Read more