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Is it safe to use antibiotic eye drops if I think I have pink eye?
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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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