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How Long Should I Take 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: Yes, that is a common treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
4-10 days: Most pinkeye will run its course in 4-10 days. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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