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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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Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin drops & Keflex 1 1/2 days now. Time Eyes contagious? Threw out makeup. Don't want to contaminate new.

Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin drops & Keflex 1 1/2 days now. Time Eyes contagious? Threw out makeup. Don't want to contaminate new.

Conjunctivitis: Did your MD say if it was viral, bacterial? Can you send a photo? Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. More info at cremersmd@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup

MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup

OK if eye is clear.: It is a good idea to use all new make up products that are close to your eye, as they may have been the source of infection, or were contaminated when you developed an infection. For bacterial illness, 36-48 hours on Meds is a good guideline for reduction in contagion. ...Read more

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Saturday woke w/gunk on eye. Cleared when blinked. No pink or itch. Sinus infection. Rx'd Tobramycin 2 drops 3x's day for 7 days. Keflex Enuf drops?

Saturday woke w/gunk on eye. Cleared when blinked. No pink or itch. Sinus infection. Rx'd Tobramycin 2 drops 3x's day for 7 days. Keflex Enuf drops?

Sounds viral: Over all it sounds like a viral infection with both sinus and eyes involved. Bacterial eye infection/conjunctivitis usually have continuous pus like discharge all day. Gunk on eye in the morning is not specific for bacterial infection. Viral infection and allergies can also cause gunk on eye in the morning. Over use of antibiotic to treat viral infection can lead to resistant bacteria later on. ...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?

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?

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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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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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 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

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What can I do for pink eye at home?

What can I do for pink eye at home?

See an eye doctor: You need to make sure it is only "pink eye" or viral conjunctivitis. Artificial tears used frequently will help sooth the eyes. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure my pink eye?

What can be done to cure my 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

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Can you catch pink eye from your pet?

Yes: It is highly unlikely, however if your pet has an eye infection, then you need to practice good hygeine and wash your hands after contact with your pet. ...Read more

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Pink eye 10 days after bluerd vision?

Pink eye 10 days after bluerd vision?

See ophthalmologist: This may be very simple and non-threatening, but vision is precious and there is no point not to err on the side of safety. Good luck. ...Read more

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When before symptoms of pink eye occur?

When before symptoms of pink eye occur?

Usually days: "pink eye, " a.K.A. Viral conjunctivitis, like any virus tends to have an incubation period, which is usually on the order of days following exposure. If you develop symptoms, it's best to see an ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis, as there are many problems that can resemble pink eye. ...Read more

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How you can get pink eye in only one eye?

Infected one side: Pink eye is the common term for viral infection of the eye. It may affect one eye but commonly affects both. The eye is red, has a clear discharge, may be a little swollen, sometimes is light sensitive and usually is irritated but not painful. Since it is infectious, others around you might also have the same thing or you may spread yours to them. ...Read more

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How will I know when my pink eye is gone?

How will I know when my pink eye is gone?

Red eye: Pink eye may be caused by a bacterium which responses to anti bacterial eye drops, whereas viral conjunctivitis doe not respond to eye drops unless it is specifically meant for a viral infection. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for pink eye?

Are there any home remedies for pink eye?

See eye doctor: Artificial tears four times a day and cool compresses with a cold damp wash cloth and see eye doctor to verify diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kind of tissue does pink eye affect?

What kind of tissue does pink eye affect?

Conjunctiva: Pink eye is a viral infection of the conjunctival lining of the eye - the transparent membrane that overlies the white sclera. A few types of virus also invade the cornea and these can be considerably painful and stressful. This lining is a mucus membrane and those cells match the needs of the virus - thus they invade that tissue. ...Read more

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Is it possible for anyone to get pink eye?

Yes: Anyone can get pink eye and it is a very common issue. ...Read more

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Does walgreens have OTC pink eye medicine?

Does walgreens have OTC pink eye medicine?

Yes: If you eyes become infected you should see your ophthalmologist as there are many causes. Walgreens has antiallergic medication for the eyes and topical "gets the red out" drops as well. If you are confident that your eyes are not infected, you can use one of these. If your eye hurts, the vision is down, or there is swelling and discharge, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My wife has pink eye. What can we put on it?

My wife has pink eye. What can we put on it?

Pink eye: Keep the eye well irrigated. She may need antibiotic ointment or drops. She should be seen as there are many causes of a pink or red eye. All the best. ...Read more

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How long to start showing pink eye symptons?

How long to start showing pink eye symptons?

Quickly: Most viral types within 3-5 days of exposure. Bacterial usually in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to cure pink eye at home?

Can you describe how to cure pink eye at home?

Depends: There are three different problems called "pink eye". Bacteria pink eye causes redness and pus in the eye all day. This needs antibiotics. Virus and allergy pink eyes look very similar- redness and possible drainage in the morning, but mostly tearing during the day. They will clear up on their own. Just keep the eyes clean with clear water and wash your hands well. Call doctor if getting worse. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are symptoms of pink eye?

Can you tell me what are symptoms of pink eye?

Sure: "pink eye" can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, allergic inflammation, chemica, or environmental exposure. Symptoms can range from burning, itch sandy sensation with a clear to pussy dischage. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
760 Doctors shared insights

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