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What are some eye drops for pink eye?

What are some eye drops for pink eye?

Type of pink eye: Bacterial "pink eye": tobrex, gentamucin, polytrim, ciloxan, sulfacetamide. Allergic "pink eye": naphcon, bepreve, pataday, lastacaft (alcaftadine). Chemical "pink eye" tobradex, maxitrol, prednisolone need to find out the correct type of "pink eye". ...Read more

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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Where can you buy medicated pink eye drops?

Where can you buy medicated pink eye drops?

depends: Over the counter eye drops may contain anti-histamines and eye lubricants. If you are seeking antibiotics, most of which will not actually treat pink eye, then you will need an ophthalmologists prescription. Medicated eye drops with antibiotics are available in many countries over the counter other than the usa. ...Read more

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What are eye drops should I get for pink eye?

What are eye drops should I get for pink eye?

How bad?: Mild cases need only lubricating dops do not use the "take the red out" variety. More severe infections may benefit from antibiotic and or steroid drops. ...Read more

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Can i treat pink eye with polysporine eye drops?

Eye infection: I would not treat an eye infection without seeing an eye doctor to get a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. Many causes are viral and will not respond to antibiotics, and some cases of red eye are not an infection at all. Plus, some antibiotics work better than others for a given condition, depending on the patient's history. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use regular eye drops after pink eye?

Yes.: Assuming you mean artificial tears when you say "regular eye drops, " then yes, it is safe to use them. ...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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Can you let me know how many days do I give my son eye drops for pink eye?

5-7: Most kids on antibiotic drops will respond with a typical bacterial pinkeye within 5 days and some 7.If no response the origin may have been viral or allergic. ...Read more

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With pink eye what kind of eye drops should I buy from somewhere like WalMart ?

With pink eye what kind of eye drops should I buy from somewhere like WalMart ?

Pink eye: your pink eye can be due to infection or allergy. please don't buy any eye drops before consulting your doctor as an eye infection would require different treatment than just over the counter drops ...Read more

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Are eye drops for pink eye that are prescribed to a baby be used by an adult as well?

No.: You should not used any prescription medication given to someone else. Also, typically, adult pink eye is due to a virus, and not treated with antibiotic drops. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more