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Can I get antibiotic for bacterial conjunctivitis over the phone?

Depends on your doc. It's taking a chance diagnosing over the phone. You could get it wrong and treat it improperly. If your doctor has seen you for this multiple times and your symptoms are exactly the same then they may consider it. Read more...

My 4year old daughter has bacterial conjunctivitis, do I need to take her to see the doctor or can I buy over-the-counter medicines to treat it? Thanx

No OTC meds. The treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, if that truly is the cause, will require prescription meds. Otc eve drops can often provide comfort to those with viral, irritant & allergic causes of conjunctival irritation, but they will not cure a true bacterial disease. Call in & see what the kids doc suggests. Read more...
No. An infection of the conjunctiva will need antibiotic intervention to kill the bacteria that thrive in this warm, moist environment. Read more...

Having my baby in the 24 hours. Me and my 2 daughters all have bacterial conjunctivitis. Antibiots is taking time. Will baby be ok if she get it?

Prevention. Teach kids to wash their hands often with warm water and soap. They also should not share tissues, washcloths, towels, or pillowcases with other people. Wash your own hands thoroughly after touching an infected child's eyes, and throw away items after they've been used to clean eyes. Wash towels and other linens that the child has used in hot water. Read more...

Does bacterial conjunctivitis ever go away on its own?

Chlamydial Sx. Chlamydia does not go away on its own. Other less common bacterial conjuctivitis definitely needs rx. Read more...

Does bacterial conjunctivitis usually go away on its own?

It may... ... But bacterial conjunctivitis can cause significant problems on the eyelid and eye surface. If you truly have bacterial conjunctivits, it can be easily treated with medicated eye drops, so it is best to have your eye doctor evaluate you and start you on the appropriate regimen. Read more...
It can. If your immune system wins, but antibiotic eye drops will certainly reduce the course and symptoms much more quickly. Read more...

What is the difference between viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Source of infection. One is caused by any of a number or viruses, the other is caused by any of a number of bacteria. Bacterial conjunctivitis responds to antibiotics, viral does not. Bacterial conjunctivitis results in copious discharge, viral results in scant discharge. Read more...