Is neosporin ophthalmic solution for pink eye?

A/W Dr. Ferguson. Due to potential to develop allergy - Neosporin might not be recommended.
Yes,but. It is often used for this purpose.Many physicians prefer other choices as some patients are allergic to one of the components of the medication.

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Is neosporin ophthalmic solution a treatment for pink eye?

Usually not. Most pink eye is due to virus and neosporin, an excellent anti-bacterial, will have no effect on classic pink eye. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best solution for you. Read more...

Do you think I should put neosporin in my eye for pink eye?

No. Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including 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...

Can you use neosporin around the eye; it has become raw from rubbing from pink eye?

Better not. Neosporin is an effective antibiotic but rather highly allergenic. Most pink eye is due to virus so antibiotics will not help. You can use vaseline or skin cream to ease the raw skin. Keep it clean with cool soaks and don't allow the secretions to dry on the skin. If it lasts more than 5 days or the vision starts to drop, then see your ophthalmologist. Read more...
Pink eye. Yes you can. Keep in mind..pink eye is a very very contagious viral infection. If your rubbing all the time, your spreading virus all over your hands..and then to everyone around you. You should avoid touching your eyes at all when this happens. Read more...

Is it safe to put a tiny bit of neosporin in your eye or around your eye to stop pink eye?

Not advisible. Firstly, the neosporin you buy over the counter is not formulated for the eye and will likely burn and sting. Secondly, the vast majority of cases of infectious conjunctivitis are viral in adults, and so neosporin (an antibacterial agent) will not protect you anyway. Good hygiene and avoiding infected individuals is the best prevention. Read more...
No. Topical neosporin is not formulated for use in or around the eye. The "eye version" of neosporin is used to treat bacterial infections. "pink eye" is a viral infection. Antibiotics are useless to treat or shorten the length of time someone has pink eye. In addition, a significant number if people are allergic to the "eye version" of neosporin. Read more...