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Pink Eye In Toddlers Home Remedies
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
Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma as well. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. Assuming that it is pink eye, just warm moist compresses may suffice.
Diagnosing is the most challenging part. ...Read more
Is there any home remedy for chronic, recurring pink eye with severe eye pain and pressure right above infected eye?
No: You will need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and for management of these problems. ...Read more
Not to worry: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. Almost all clear without treatment. If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go back to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...Read more
No: Tetracaine will only numb the eye. This can potentially obscure an underlying problem. ...Read more
Most use 7-10d: Most pinkeye rx with this med is 7-10 days. ...Read more
3-10 days: Almost all "pink eye" is due to one of 40 or so viruses. Each one has a time frame which varies from 3-10 days, so yours will take the amount of time in which it is a member. Treatment has no actual effect; most with this condition are given anti-bacterials as there is no specific anti-viral for these viruses, so treatment makes no difference. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Classic pink eye is a viral illness with a time frame of 3-8 days in most cases for the virus to be conquered and the eye to normalize. The redness will drop and disappear within these time frames depending upon which virus is the cause. There are other causes for eye redness so check in with your ophthalmologist for the best solution. ...Read more
Visited our son who was on his 3rd day of treatment for pink eye, I developed it 7 days later, after a 2 day visit. Could I have gotten it from him?
Yes: Yes, that is a common treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
"Pink: "pink eye" is a generic term used for viral infections of the eye. Typically it is self-limiting but highly contagious. In the most common presentation if left untreated it will resolve by itself. So as far as natural treatments for pink eye, I would only recommend artificial tears or saline solution to rinse or debulk the viral load. However, if the condition worsens then it is best to discontinue all drops and seek the advise of your doctor. You never want to miss a possible bacterial infection that would require antibiotics! ...Read more
One of my eyes is pinkish and I have a bad headache. Could it be pink eye? And is honey and distilled water an effective remedy?
Do not put honey: In your eye! It's bee vomit! If your problem persists see a doctor! ...Read more
I was given eye drops to treat pink eye, but my doc never told me how long to take them for. This is my 3rd day of treatment. How long should I?
Varies: Most eye drops come in a small bottle and are given for 5 or more days or until the drops are gone. ...Read more
Yes.: Garamycin (gentamicin) is an acceptable front-line treatment for "pink eye" (conjunctivitis); however, as there is a lot of emerging resistance to some of these types of eye drops/ointments, if your toddler is not getting better after a couple of days, time to see your pediatrician for diagnosis and switch to more broad spectrum eye drops. ...Read more
I have 1 really bloody almost all red eye for 3 days. Its not pink eye. There was no impact to eye. No pain or itching. I can see fine. Cause? Remedy?
Hemorrhage: Sounds like a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up with eye md. Could be episcleritis, use artificial tears. ...Read more