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What over-the-counter medication treats pink eye?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bacterial--none

If the "pink eye" is bacterial an antibiotic is needed.
If the eye is "pink" from an allergy , otc opcon a is a good choice.

In brief: Bacterial--none

If the "pink eye" is bacterial an antibiotic is needed.
If the eye is "pink" from an allergy , otc opcon a is a good choice.
Dr. William Dieck
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Most "pink eye" is due to virus and no anti-viral is available for treatment. The natureal course is 3-10 days depending upon the virus strain. Meanwhile clean your hands when manipulating your eye and try to isolate your secretions to prevent spread.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Pink eye

Sometimes it is soothing to use refrigerated artificial tears, such as theratears or systane, during the course of the pinkeye-- these drops may be used as often as every hours if needed.

In brief: Pink eye

Sometimes it is soothing to use refrigerated artificial tears, such as theratears or systane, during the course of the pinkeye-- these drops may be used as often as every hours if needed.
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