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Doctor insights on: Recurring Pink Eye In Children

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Are there any home remedies for pink eye in children?

Are there any home remedies for pink eye in children?

Not really: Pink eye usually gets better by itself after a few days. It can't hurt to try some antibiotic drops if it persists. ...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 work with children and I have pink eye. Should i avoid all contact?

Contagious pink eye!: Pink eye is usually very contagious, so you should avoid any contact with other people until your eyes are less inflamed and there is no drainage. ...Read more

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What should I do for an 8 year old son who has reoccurring allergic pink eye? He was treated it went away and now it is back.

Avoid allergen: Avoid the allergen or treat it preventatively with an antihistamine by mouth or antihistamine eye drops. It is important to explain to his teacher, that is is non contagious or he will unnecessarily be missing school. ...Read more

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Can children get pink eye feom swimming in a waterhole on the big island, hawaii?

Yes: There are a number of pathogens which exist in fresh and salt water which can produce eye infections - sometimes serious. See your eye doctor for a a complete examination to look into it. ...Read more

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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