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Dr. James Ferguson
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I'm allergic to penicillin i have strep throat and pink eye I hate taking antibiotics how long will I suffer?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I'm allergic to penicillin i have strep throat and pink eye I hate taking antibiotics how long will I suffer?

Depends: Since you seem to be self diagnosed, several possibilities, Most sore throats, including strep, will feel better in a few days without treatment. If strep, untreated disease will stimulate your immune system, and you have about 1/200 chance of developing heart,brain or kidney problems that could disable you for a lifetime. It happens in the third world. Make your own choice and accept the risk ...Read more

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Pink Eye (Definition)

Pink eye is also known as Conjunctivitis. "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 ...Read more


Dr. Keshav Narain
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Will treatment for strep throat also treat pink eye?

Dr. Keshav Narain
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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Will azithromycin tablets for strep throat also help for pink eye?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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What to do if i was prescribed azithromycin tablets for strep throat. Will they also help pink eye?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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I went to the doctor 2 days ago and they said I have strep throat. It has gotten worse and I now have pink eye too.. What should I do, it's killin me!

Dr. Al Hegab
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I went to the doctor 2 days ago and they said I have strep throat. It has gotten worse and I now have pink eye too.. What should I do, it's killin me!

Strep throat: Were you started on any antibiotics given the diagnosis? At any rate continue the course if you were prescribed an antibiotic, pink eye can occur with pharyngitis, either viral or bacterial, you may need eye drops added, kindly revisit your doctor for another review of your case, goodluck ...Read more

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Dr. Olivia Liao
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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2 yr old has pink eye & culture taken for strep throat. She's ok during day but gets small fever at night. Fam doc back mon, or should we go to hosp?

Dr. Olivia Liao
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2 yr old has pink eye & culture taken for strep throat. She's ok during day but gets small fever at night. Fam doc back mon, or should we go to hosp?

This can wait until: Monday. Treat the fever with children's tylenol or advil and make sure she stays hydrated. ...Read more

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Dr. William Dieck
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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?

Dr. William Dieck
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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?

?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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Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

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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Dr. Keshav Narain
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Can strep throat cause blurred or impaired vision in one eye?

Dr. Keshav Narain
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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6 yr old started amox yesterday for strep throat took it many times before today has non itchy red eye bags, acts fine is it a reaction?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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6 yr old started amox yesterday for strep throat took it many times before today has non itchy red eye bags, acts fine is it a reaction?

Red eyes: More than likely he has developed conjunctivitis from the running which usually accompanies a strep throat. Consult your pediatrician for further care. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is the swelling or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids and eyeballs. It is usually caused by a virus, but can also be caused by bacteria, allergies, and exposure to certain chemicals. Common symptoms include itchy and red eyes, crusts that form overnight on the ...Read more


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