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Will treatment for strep throat also treat pink eye?

Will treatment for strep throat also treat pink eye?

Not really: Many viral infections result in varying degrees of ocular irritation and often times even conjunctivitis or pink eye. Usually, as the infection clears, the ocular symptoms subside. So, the tablets you take to help with the throat don't act directly on the pink eye. ...Read more

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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more

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Will azithromycin tablets for strep throat also help for pink eye?

Will azithromycin tablets for strep throat also help for pink eye?

Maybe: But strep rarely causes pink eye and azithromicin is not the best drug for strep with a high resistance rate. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
Determine cause (allergic, viral, bacterial). You may need to see doc.
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
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What to do if i was prescribed azithromycin tablets for strep throat. Will they also help pink eye?

What to do if i was prescribed azithromycin tablets for strep throat. Will they also help pink eye?

Probably not: Most "pink eye" is due to a virus and Azithromycin will not have any effect on that. But you should continue the medication for your throat and your eye will get better on its own. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Stay home for a few days as you may be infectious
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Don't share towels to prevent spread
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Use cool compresses if eyes are irritated or itchy
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Use lubricating drops without preservatives
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I started getting conjunctivitis in my right eye at and now it's on the left and I have a strep throat and a stuffed up nose. Do you know what is wrong?

I started getting conjunctivitis in my right eye at and now it's on the left and I have a strep throat and a stuffed up nose. Do you know what is wrong?

?Viral Conjunctiviti: You may have a viral syndrome that also has ocular manifestations. Get an exam. Treatment for a viral infection is different than a bacterial conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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3 yr old has pinkeye and ear inf with pus no fever nopain should he take antibiotic in addition to eye drps can it also be strep throat brother has it?

3 yr old has pinkeye and ear inf with pus no fever nopain should he take antibiotic in addition to eye drps can it also be strep throat brother has it?

Ear Infection : The combination of pink eye and ear infection usually is treated by oral antibiotics , in fact eye drops may not be necessary . The association with strep throat is likely if there is an exposure . Thank you. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Get treatment right away
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use good hygiene as it is contagious
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avoid touching eyes with hands
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use sunglasses for photophobisa
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Can strep throat cause blurred or impaired vision in one eye?

Can strep throat cause blurred or impaired vision in one eye?

Maybe, but: Get an eye exam just to make sure it isn't something more serious. It is not uncommon for the same viruses that can cause sore throat or pharyngitis to also cause a conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is usually in both eyes, but may begin in one eye causing blurring. Again, be sure to rule out other causes by getting a complete eye exam at some point. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

The conjunctiva is the outer layer of thye eye. Conjunctivitis means inflammation by any irritant. The normal pale clear tissue will look iritated and discolored from light pink to angry red and ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more

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