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How to treat pink eye before you spread it?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Most are viral

When around other people don't get close and do not touch them, particularly when you have touched your eye.
There is no specific treatment if this is viral (unless it is herpes), and if there is pus, it is getting worse, or it is affecting your vision see an eye doctor asap.

In brief: Most are viral

When around other people don't get close and do not touch them, particularly when you have touched your eye.
There is no specific treatment if this is viral (unless it is herpes), and if there is pus, it is getting worse, or it is affecting your vision see an eye doctor asap.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Pink eye

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.

In brief: Pink eye

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. Heidi Fowler
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