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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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Will amoxicillin treat pink eye if it is bacterial? My 5 year old has an ear infection accompanied by her eyes now oozing green. Wasn't sure if amoxic

Will amoxicillin treat pink eye if it is bacterial? My 5 year old has an ear infection accompanied by her eyes now oozing green. Wasn't sure if amoxic

Often come together: Pinkeye and ear infections often occur at or near the same time although they also occur separately.The Amoxicillin will not achieve a level in babies system to kill the eye germs.Your pedi or family doc can provide eye drops that help. ...Read more

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Can i take amoxicillin for pink eye?

Can i take amoxicillin for pink eye?

No help: Oral antibiotics such as Amoxicillin really won't help with pink eye. Most of the time, pink eye is due to a virus. Even if it's bacterial, it's better treated with antibiotic eye drops rather than a pill. ...Read more

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7.5 month old daughter was given 7mls amoxicillin twice a day for 10 days. She is 14lbs 14oz the amount seems real high to me. It is for pink eye, and?

Hard to say: You have not provided the strength of the med (amoxicillin) or a clear reason why it was used . Proper dose is higher for things like an ear infection that it would be for a bladder infection.There is more than one strength of medicine available, so giving the amount without the strength does not give us enough info. ...Read more

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Cold for 3 wks, then a facial herpes breakout, then pink eye. Went to dr, gave me a prescription for amoxicillin because "i've been sick so long" why?

Cold for 3 wks, then a facial herpes breakout, then pink eye. Went to dr, gave me a prescription for amoxicillin because "i've been sick so long" why?

Super-infection: There can many times be a bacterial infection on top of a viral (herpes) infection. This is called superinfection. The antibiotic will help remove such possibility, but probably best to also include an antiviral treatment like Acyclovir along with that. ...Read more

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Is ammoxicillin effective for pink eye?

Is ammoxicillin effective for pink eye?

No: Most pink eye is caused by viruses, and antibiotics, including amoxicillin, do not have any effect on them. ...Read more

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2yr old given two drops oflaxin for pink eye. Hives within ten min of drops and lasted 5 days. He also had hives after amoxicillian.Antibioticallergy?

2yr old given two drops oflaxin for pink eye. Hives within ten min of drops and lasted 5 days. He also had hives after amoxicillian.Antibioticallergy?

Very unusual: Although not impossible, hives from an eye drop is unusual since very little of the medicine gets absorbed in the body. Nonetheless, we should presume an allergy reaction & follow up with your pediatrician or allergist for additional testing. And to clarify, it would not be an allergy to antibiotics, but an allergy to quinolone antibiotics and Amoxicillin (although rash may also be a side effect. ...Read more

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Can oral augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) be used to treat "pink eye"?

Can oral augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) be used to treat "pink eye"?

No: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotics 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

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


Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more