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May I use erythromycin eye ointment on my pink eye?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

Erythromycin is an effective anti-biotic which means it acts against bacteria.
If your pink eye is viral, or due to some other cause, the Erythromycin might provide some degree of comfort but will not actually treat the condition. Your ophthalmologist can advise you about the cause of your eye redness.

In brief: Depends

Erythromycin is an effective anti-biotic which means it acts against bacteria.
If your pink eye is viral, or due to some other cause, the Erythromycin might provide some degree of comfort but will not actually treat the condition. Your ophthalmologist can advise you about the cause of your eye redness.
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