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Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?

Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?

Eye drops: Sulfacetamide is useful but topical antibiotics are more effective. Prednisilone drops are not initially used and could be counter productive. ...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 causes pink eye?

What causes pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye?

What causes pink eye?

Multiple: You can have exposure internally or externally. You can get it from lake swimming. It can be from make-up, etc. There are over 100 different types. Most are benign or self limited. Persistence means evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can cause pink eye?

What can cause pink eye?

Viral conjunctivitis: He overwhelming majority of "pink eye" cases are due to viral conjunctival infection. This is usually self limited, dramatic looking, and moderately contagious. There are other causes of eye redness. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye to happen?

What causes pink eye to happen?

Agree w/ Dr. Edwards: Virus is probably the most common cause of pink eye, but there are also other causes. See one's doc if there is cloudy thick goopy discharge as one may have a bacterial pink eye. A painful pink eye could be a sign of glaucoma. Pink eye may also be seen with auto immune disorders in which case there may be inflammation in the iris. See doc for persistent unusual uncomfortable pink eye. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pink eye?

What are the causes of pink eye?

Several: Possible causes of pink eye (conjunctivitis) include bacterial or viral infection, allergic reaction, rosacea, dry eye, and autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye and how can I cure it?

What causes pink eye and how can I cure it?

Pink eye symptoms: Can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. 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. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pink eye and how common is it?

What are the causes of pink eye and how common is it?

Pink eye is common.: Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. ...Read more

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This is my 3rd time waking up with pink eye this year and I'm fed up. Sometimes it's 1 eye, sometimes it's both. Is it possible my cat is the cause?

This is my 3rd time waking up with pink eye this year and I'm fed up. Sometimes it's 1 eye, sometimes it's both. Is it possible my cat is the cause?

Yes possible: Get checked by an eyemd to distinguish allergic conjunctivitis from viral conjunctivitis. Both are possibilities in your situation and have different treatments/managements. ...Read more

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Does pink eye cause headaches?

Does pink eye cause headaches?

General description: "pink eye" is slang for any conjunctival inflammation which can be caused by an extremely high number of possibilities. Some of these causes can cause periocular pain ; headache. A careful assessment by your eye doc should help pinpoint any problems. ...Read more

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What causes rid if pink eye fast?

What causes rid if pink eye fast?

Treatment depends on: Cause and there isn't a fast cure. 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. ...Read more

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Does getting semen in your eye cause pink eye?

Does getting semen in your eye cause pink eye?

Semen contact: With your eyes can definitely cause eye irritation but not an infection. This will lead to eye redness. However, unlike an actual eye infection, this should resolve pretty quickly after you irrigate your eye with water. ...Read more

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Can chloramphenicol cause pink eye and will it be permanent?

Can chloramphenicol cause pink eye and will it be permanent?

Yes: Chloramphenicol can cause ocular surface irritation in some patients. If you develop this issue, the med can be discontinued and another med can be utilized. The redness should resolve once the med is discontinued. ...Read more

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Is it true that pink eye is also caused when semen enters into your eyes?

Is it true that pink eye is also caused when semen enters into your eyes?

Pink Eye and Semen: Pink eye, is only a descriptive term for red eyes. In theory if the semen of a man is contaminated with chlamydia, it can cause chlamydial conjunctivitis. If the conaminant is gonococcus it can caus gonorrheal conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Are eye drops for pink eye that are prescribed to a baby be used by an adult as well?

No.: You should not used any prescription medication given to someone else. Also, typically, adult pink eye is due to a virus, and not treated with antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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It is rare pink eye in a healthy adult? I never caught it after my 8 years, now I'm 28, but I'm worried about it now.

It is rare pink eye in a healthy adult? I never caught it after my 8 years, now I'm 28, but I'm worried about it now.

Not unusual: "Pink eye" is a viral inflammation of the conjunctival lining of the eye similar to ordinary cold of the throat. It is spread by direct contact for instance someone with the condition wipes their, then opens a door with the same hand. Then an innocent person comes by and opens that door, gets the virus on their hand and wipes their eye, spreading the virus to themselves. ...Read more

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If you have pink eye, how likely is it that it was caused by herpes? How can you tell if pink eye is associated w herpes?

If you have pink eye, how likely is it that it was caused by herpes? How can you tell if pink eye is associated w herpes?

Probably not: You most likely have a conjunctivitis that is caused by a virus that is most likely not herpes. If you see yellow fluid coming from your eye you should see an eye doctor to make sure you do not have an infection from a bacteria. If the eye problem does not improve in a few days you should see your ophthalmologist. Remember you are contagious. ...Read more

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Can pink eye cause a stye?

Can pink eye cause a stye?

Possible: But it can also lead to periorbital cellulitis. If you are concerned, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Does pink eye always cause itching?

Sometimes: Eyes that look red (so-called "pink-eye") can be due to many things including bacterial and viral infections, allergies, inflammations, etc. Typically allergic conjunctivitis produces itch. Itching is occasionally noted with bacterial and viral conjunctivitis as well, but less commonly. Blepharitis can produce itching on the lid margins. ...Read more

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Is pink eye caused by fecal matter?

Is pink eye caused by fecal matter?

Rare: Most pink eyes are spread from others with pink eye and include bacterial and viral origin. I can imagine that fecal matter might cause an infection but have difficulty imagining how it got into the eye. I do not recommend trying this. ...Read more

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Can sty or pink eye cause you to stay home?

Can sty or pink eye cause you to stay home?

Pink Eye: Viral or bacterial conjunctivitis can be very contagious- so one might stay home for that. Most do not stay home for a stye. ...Read more

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Is it possible for pink eye to cause a fever?

Is it possible for pink eye to cause a fever?

Maybe: Pink eye can be due to a number of reasons. If it is due to a viral syndrome them a fever could be a symptom as well. ...Read more

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Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Not usually: Pink eye pain is usually more surface irritation. There could be a sinus pain associated with pink eye or it could be something more serious that needs evaluating. ...Read more

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Can colognes cause chemical irritation like pink eye?

Yes: Cologne contains various chemicals that can be irritating to the eyes and cause a chemical pink eye. ...Read more

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What is the pathogen that causes pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

What is the pathogen that causes pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

Pink eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if there is a lot of dog urine in carpet can it cause pink eye?

No relation: Dog urine is aestheically unpleasing, may be odoriferous, and can damage the rug and the floor underneath. But it does not contain anything which can infect the eye of a human. In a few rare cases it might cause some degree of allergy but that would be very rare. ...Read more

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I've had endocarditis twice I have pink eye bad if untreated can it cause endocarditis again?

I've had endocarditis twice I have pink eye bad if untreated can it cause endocarditis again?

Unlikely: Pink eye or conjunctivitis is usually viral. Bacterial endocarditis frequently originates from oral and tooth and gum infections. Please see md for follow up of endocarditis. ...Read more

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