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What to do if I have pink eye?

What to do if I have pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. Any vision change, see eyemd. ...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 to do if I have pink eye 3 times in 4 months!?

What to do if I have pink eye 3 times in 4 months!?

Please see your dr.: 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 to do if I have pink eye, hasn't gone away after 3 months?

What to do if I have pink eye, hasn't gone away after 3 months?

See doctor for: appropriate treatment. 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 to do if I have pink eye, I got the meds for it but my eye is still pink!?

What to do if I have pink eye, I got the meds for it but my eye is still pink!?

Depends: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go b ack to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink eye: need an urgent home treatment?

Pink eye: 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 to do if I have pink eye (conjunctivitis), what happens if I don't get treatment?

What to do if I have pink eye (conjunctivitis), what happens if I don't get treatment?

Not to worry: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. Almost all clear without treatment.If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go back to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink eye and my mom won't let me stay home from school?

What to do if I have pink eye and my mom won't let me stay home from school?

Get eyedrops: Usually using eye drops with antibiotics clears it up pretty quickly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink eye in both eyes, one is wose then the other. How can I get rid of it quickly?

What to do if I have pink eye in both eyes, one is wose then the other. How can I get rid of it quickly?

You can't: Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is a viral infection that must run its own course. You can use over the counter drops to help with redness and irritation, but these do not alter the course of the infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pink eye what do I do?

What to do if I have a pink eye what do I do?

See your Doctor: You need an antibiotic eye drop prescription for both eyes. Warn family members to use good hand washing techniques and keep their hands away from their faces. ...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