Is it safe to use antibiotic eye drops if I think I have pink eye?

Have an exam. Probably not prudent to use old bottle of drops, or drops intended for another person, to treat what you may believe is "pinkeye". Old bottles may be contaminated or expired. Some of the preparations have steroids in them, and you can cause some serious damage if you are potentially treating the wrong condition. Best to be examined by an eye md for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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What is the name of the antibiotic eye drops used to treat pink eye?

Multiple choices. Many topical antibiotics are used regularly, including: sulfacetamide sodium, gentamicin, tobramycin, erythromycin ointment, moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin, trimethoprim-sulfmethoxizole, and so on. Pink-eye may be bacterial, but also can be viral, allergic, or due to another cause. Only a qualified ophthalmologist can tell the right cause and appropriate treatment. See an eyeMD.

I'm on the third day of using antibiotic eye drops for pink eye and it still looks horrible. Normal to take this long to get better?

Yes. Pink eye is usually viral and takes it normal run of 10 days. People panic and change drs. The lucky dr sees u on day 7 or 8 and no matter what he or she prescribes you will be well in 48 hrs and the dr. Becomes a hero. Stick with the original doctor call him and let him know how you are progressing.

Hi I went to the doctor because I woke up and my right eye was red and she sai pink eye an I was prescribed abtibiotic eye drops. I used them an now 2 days later my eye seems to be better yet I woke up and my left ear is clogged and feels like pressure in

Viral. Viral conjunctivitis does not respond to antibiotics. If your vision dropped you may have ekc virus and should see an ophthalmologost.
May take time. It may take more than two days to clear up a bad case on conjunctivitis. If your symptoms are not improved in a couple of more days, get reexamined. You may have a resistent bcteria or a misdiagnosis.