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Is there a natural way of treating pink eye?

Is there a natural way of treating pink eye?

Depends: "pink eye" typically refers to viral conjunctivitis, an eye infection due to a virus. Just like the common cold, you body can take care of it with only supportive, symptomatic treatments, such as otc artificial tears. If it does not get better, you should see your eye md. ...Read more

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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What are the best medications for treating pink eye?

What are the best medications for treating pink eye?

The best med: for your conjunctivitis is likely the one Rx'd by your personal physician, who has the advantage of examining you and knowing your medical history. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Tip)

Treating Pink Eye

Since pink eye can be contagious, avoid contact with others until your symptoms get better. ...See more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, bacterial)
once, once for 1 week
Do not use someone else's eye drops
Once
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I was wondering what are the best meds for treating pink eye?

I was wondering what are the best meds for treating pink eye?

Antibiotic drops: You need to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the cause of pink eye. Having pink eyes can be related to allergy, virus or bacteria. Your doctor will determine if you will need prescription meds. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what good remedies do you know for treating pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

Could you tell me what good remedies do you know for treating pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

Depends: Depends on the organism causing the infection. You may need anti-viral if herpetic, mild steroid if viral, antibiotic (plus or minus steroid) if bacterial, anti-fungal if fungus. You need an exam to determine. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Tip)

Treating Pink Eye

It's contagious so wash your hands often, especially after touching the affected eye. ...See more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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How to cure pink eye?

How to cure pink eye?

Depends: Most pink eye is viral which has to just go away on its own and the treatment is to improve comfort and prevent spread. Bacterial causes are cured easily with antibiotic eye drops. Allergic causes are treated with allergy eye drops. There are other less common causes as well. But garden variety viral conjunctivitis has to run its course. ...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