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What to do if I have pink eye: need an urgent home treatment?

What to do if I have pink eye: need an urgent home treatment?

Pink eye: Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines.

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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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What's a good at home remedy for pink eye?

What's a good at home remedy for pink eye?

Pink Eye: 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.

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Is there any home remedy for chronic, recurring pink eye with severe eye pain and pressure right above infected eye?

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.

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What is the most effective treatment for pink eye?

What is the most effective treatment for pink eye?

Pink eye: This depends on the cause of the pink eye, bacterial pink eye requires antibiotic drops, viral pink eye requires antiviral drops, allergic pink eye may require Patanol (olopatadine) and or steroid drops, and dry eye pink eye requires appropriate wetting agents.

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What is the best remedy to get rid of pink eye?

None: Steroid drops may help the symptoms, but the disease must run its course.

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I have pink eye. What happens if I don't get treatment?

I have pink eye. What happens if I don't get treatment?

Nothing: Takes longer to recover. Sometimes can have subepithelial corneal infiltrates. Steroids may help to heal faster. Most often resolve on their own with time.

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What to do if I have pink eye (conjunctivitis), what happens if I don't get treatment?

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.

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How long does pink eye last with treatment?

How long does pink eye last with treatment?

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.

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Is neosporin ophthalmic solution a treatment for pink eye?

Usually not: Most pink eye is due to virus and neosporin, an excellent anti-bacterial, will have no effect on classic pink eye. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best solution for you.

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How long after you start treatment for pink eye will the redness go?

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.

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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?

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, very likely: Viral conjunctivitis and pink eye is highly contagious. Take careful measures to prevent the spread to your other eye and any others you contact.

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Any natural treatment for pink eye? I have been using refresh eye drops.

Any natural treatment for pink eye? I have been using refresh eye drops.

"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!

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If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

If a toddler has pink eye can one apply garamycin (gentamicin) for his treatment?

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.

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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?

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.

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more