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What is the best thing to do for pink eye if you cannot make it to the doctor ?

What is the best thing to do for pink eye if you cannot make it to the doctor ?

It depends: Viral pink eyes is very common and you don't need to do much (just some redness, maybe watery, no discharge, no pain/change of vision etc...)..Or if allergies--typically some redness, watery and itchy...Then allergies drops will help. If you have discharge from eyes, pain, change of visision..See your doctor asap..Vision is precious and so don't cut corner.... ...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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Whats the best thing to do if you have a pink eye?

Whats the best thing to do if you have a pink eye?

See a doctor: Sorry but seeing a doctor is important to make sure of the diagnosis. Why? Because some forms of viral pink eye can lead to blindness if not properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best cure for pink eye?

Please help! what is the best cure for pink eye?

See an Eye MD: Because there are so many possible causes of conjunctivitis, it is impossible to get a correct diagnosis without an examination. Please see an eye md asap. ...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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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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My 17 month old has pink eye, what is the best way to soothe/cure it?

My 17 month old has pink eye, what is the best way to soothe/cure it?

Eye drops: Otc eye drops may be soothing as you await evaluation. Pull the lower lid down with one finger pulling the skin of your cheek & this will open your lower lid as a shelf. Put the drops on the shelf & your blink reflex won't toss the drop off before it can do some good.Definitive rx may require prescription med from your doc, or some viral infections just have to run their course. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy to get rid of pink eye?

What is the best remedy to get rid of pink eye?

None: Steroid drops may help the symptoms, but the disease must run its course. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pink eye fast without drops?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pink eye fast without drops?

Give it time: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to tell pink eye and just irritated eyes apart?

History: Pink eye is a generic term for inflammation of the eye. The causes include allergy, viral or bacterial. To determine the cause of pink eye the events prior would help detained the cause. ...Read more

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