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How soon after taking antibiotics for pinkeye can I wear contacts again?

How soon after taking antibiotics for pinkeye can I wear contacts again?

When: Your eye looks and feels normal again. Btw, throw away your contacts, case and solution, and start with new everything after your infection is better. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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How long after taking antibiotics for pinkeye can I wear contact lenses again?

How long after taking antibiotics for pinkeye can I wear contact lenses again?

2-3 weeks: Usually pink eye or viral conjunctivitis is a self limited infection that clears up in 2-3 weeks. Most medications are supportive and are used during the period of a few weeks. It is considered most infections for the first week. Only resume contacts once the pink eye has cleared and the eye is back to normal. Also use a new set of contacts and a new case. ...Read more

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Now that 2 year old is taking antibiotics for her pink eye will it still get crusty. If so for how long after taking the antibiotics will it clear?

Now that 2 year old is taking antibiotics for her pink eye will it still get crusty. If so for how long after taking the antibiotics will it clear?

Eye drops or oral?: Dropperfuls of antibiotic.This can be very different. Usually if eye drops, it will help clear the pink eye quickly, and you will see some crust and need to wash it off. Keep your baby's towels completely separate from the rest of the family, or it can spread to you & others.The crustiness will start clearing fairly quickly especially over the next 24-72 hours, you'll continue to see improvement. ...Read more

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Today is my last day using my antibiotic eye drops for my pink eye, but my eye is still swollen and pinkish... What can I do? I been using a prescribe antibiotic eye drop. And i been taking antibiotics orally. I tried using a hot compress to reduce swelli

Today is my last day using my antibiotic eye drops for my pink eye, but my eye is still swollen and pinkish... What can I do? I been using a prescribe antibiotic eye drop. And i been taking antibiotics orally. I tried using a hot compress to reduce swelli

Cold : Cold compresses are a better choice at this point. Sometimes after pink eye, the eyes can remain irritated and red for a few weeks! you can use over the counter artificial tear drops, and you may want to consider a return visit to your eye doctor. Often a short course of steroid or non-steroid anti-inflammatory eye drops will help at this stage. Of course, if there is still a lot of discharge, pain or any decreased vision, then your matter is more urgent. These may signal worse problems and you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to penicillin i have strep throat and pink eye I hate taking antibiotics how long will I suffer?

I'm allergic to penicillin i have strep throat and pink eye I hate taking antibiotics how long will I suffer?

Depends: Since you seem to be self diagnosed, several possibilities, Most sore throats, including strep, will feel better in a few days without treatment. If strep, untreated disease will stimulate your immune system, and you have about 1/200 chance of developing heart,brain or kidney problems that could disable you for a lifetime. It happens in the third world. Make your own choice and accept the risk ...Read more

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Once you are on antibiotics for 24 hours for pink eye can you wear makeup?

Once you are on antibiotics for 24 hours for pink eye can you wear makeup?

Maybe: Bacterial conjunctivitis after 24 hours, fine. Be careful, liquid mascara can become infected. Viral conjunctivitis-- not until symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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How long after using antibiotic eye drows for bacterial pink eye should you wait to wear make up?

How long after using antibiotic eye drows for bacterial pink eye should you wait to wear make up?

After you stop drops: Finish the course of antibiotic drops as prescribed. If your symptoms are gone at that point, you can wear makeup. You may want to consider buying new makeup, since that may have been the source! ...Read more

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I have been on antibiotics for pink eye. This is my fifth day, is it safe to put in a new pair of contacts? My glasses are not strong enough to drive

I : I agree -- you should not wear your contacts until you see your eye doctor again and determine that the infection is resolved. Contact lens wearers should always have a pair of glasses with their current prescription for just this reason! ...Read more

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