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Im 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?

Im 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?

Cool compresses: If that doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist to determine what kind of conjunctvitis you have and the best treatment given you're pregnant. ...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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I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy. Is it the safest?

I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy.  Is it the safest?

Yes: Erythromycin is safe to use to infant and pregnant woman. If you have pink eye its viral conjunctivitis, you may not need the antibiotic for it. Time will take care of it. Just wash your eye with cold water or put cold compressors. ...Read more

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Eyes burning and pain during pregnancy is normal?

Eyes burning and pain during pregnancy is normal?

Eyes burning: Burning of the eyes is almost always due to irritation either from some dryness of the air, wind or pollution. Alternatively, you may have the dry eye syndrome. I suggest the frequent use of artificial tears which should give you substantial relief. ...Read more

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My left eye hurts during pregnancy, why?

My left eye hurts during pregnancy, why?

get checked: There are some things that can be associated with pregnancy that you would want diagnosed and treated. It might be nothing more than dry eye but you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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How long should light sensitivity during pink eye last?

How long should light sensitivity during pink eye last?

Pink eye: Depends on the cause of the pink eye. One should really be examined by either an ophthalmologist or an optometrist for pink eye. ...Read more

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I have white bumps on my eyes they appeared during my pregnancy... And they are getting bigger I think it may be a colestrol issue?

I have white bumps on my eyes they appeared during my pregnancy... And they are getting bigger I think it may be a colestrol issue?

Called xanthomas but: relatively rare. Cholesterol is part of every animal cell membrane on planet, allows membrane fluidity, animal cells to change shape, animals to move. Study on Google & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholesterol. The correct issue for arterial disease, typically starting in childhood, is lipoproteins, other than ? LDL (Not LDL-C) & ? large HDL particles which transport all fata, study: wikipedia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eyes are twitching during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your eyes are twitching during pregnancy?

Depends: Twitching can have various causes. Also makes a difference if it is one eye or both eyes, simultaneous or independent, other symptoms or no other symptoms. Suggest you take movie (e.g. w/ smartphone) of the twitching and show your doctor. In otherwise healthy young woman might be benign but needs at least a visit to your doctor to see what kind of twitching. ...Read more

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Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read more

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Which is the safest eye antibiotic ointment during pregnancy ?

Which is the safest eye antibiotic ointment during pregnancy ?

Erythromycin: You can check with your gynecologist, but i think this white mint is considered safe in pregnancy. ...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


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more