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I have pink eye. Need proscription ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Depends on cause.

Pink eye is conjunctivitis.
It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation.

In brief: Depends on cause.

Pink eye is conjunctivitis.
It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Nope

all conjunctivitis are self- limited and will go away regardless of treatment (sexually transmitted pinkeye is the exception).
also, most pink eye is viral- no treatment available anyway. unless you have a lot of greenish discharge, just keep it clean and it'll go away like in a week or so.

In brief: Nope

all conjunctivitis are self- limited and will go away regardless of treatment (sexually transmitted pinkeye is the exception).
also, most pink eye is viral- no treatment available anyway. unless you have a lot of greenish discharge, just keep it clean and it'll go away like in a week or so.
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