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Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Relief, not cure

Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis.
You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem.

In brief: Relief, not cure

Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis.
You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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