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Can i take cephalexin for pink eye?

Can i take cephalexin for pink eye?

If it is bacterial: If won't work for allergic, viral or chemical conjunctivitis. ...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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How long would pink eye last?

How long would pink eye last?

Up to 7-10 dyays: Most uncomplicated "pink eye" is self limiting. Persistence mandates evaluation and focused treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about pink eye?

Depends on origin: Pink eye can be due to bacteria, virus , allergy, chemicals etc.. So depends on the cause. If it least more than 5 days, i would see an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can dogs give humans pink eye?

Can dogs give humans pink eye?

Pink eye from dogs: The organisms affecting human eyes and canine eyes are completely different and do not cross over. If you dog has this, you are safe; if you have pink eye your dog will not get it from you. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose pink eye?

How do they diagnose pink eye?

Eye exam: Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is diagnosed by an eye exam. There are many types of conjunctivitis and many other eye conditions that have similar symptoms. Your best bet is to see an ophthalmologist to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you get pink eye from a cat?

Can you get pink eye from a cat?

No: It is very unlikely to transmit pink eye from a cat to a human. ...Read more

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What can be done about pink eye?

What can be done about  pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: 'pink eye' is the popular term for conjunctivitis, which in adults is mostly due to virus. It is a mucus membrane virus similar to that of the common cold. Most are self limited and will spontaneously cure in 3-10 days depending upon the virus. Keep the eyes clean, use lubricating drops and cool soaks can help. See your ophthalmologist if the vision is impaired or there is pain or pus. ...Read more

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Should i go to work with pink eye?

Should i go to work with pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: Nope. This is a highly contagious infection and your co-workers would most likely appreciate you not passing it along. ...Read more

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How do I get treated for pink eye?

How do I get treated for pink eye?

Pink eye: Most pink eye is caused by Adenovirus and is very contagious. Sometimes the eye is infected with bacteria. Please see your primary care physician for treatment and/or referral to an ophthalmologist as needed as soon as possible. Do not share linens, towels, or wash cloths with anyone. Wash your hands frequently. Use warm compresses then 1.2 strength baby shampoo with water on Qtips to wash lids. ...Read more

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How often can I contract pink eye?

How often can I contract pink eye?

No limit: There are many viruses and strains of viruses that cause pink eye. Thus you can contract it more than once, or even many times. ...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