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Why isn't my daughter's pink eye going away if already on antibiotics drops?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several possiblities

It might be that she is on the wrong antibiotic.
Or, it might be that the infection is caused by a virus, so antibiotics won't work. Or, it could also be caused by an allergy; antibiotics don't work for that either. Bacterial usually involves pain and colored discharge. Viral usually involves pain without discharge or with clear discharge. Allergic itches.

In brief: Several possiblities

It might be that she is on the wrong antibiotic.
Or, it might be that the infection is caused by a virus, so antibiotics won't work. Or, it could also be caused by an allergy; antibiotics don't work for that either. Bacterial usually involves pain and colored discharge. Viral usually involves pain without discharge or with clear discharge. Allergic itches.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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2 comments
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
If there is pain associated with redness affecting just one eye it could be from a inflammatory condition called iritis/uveitis.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Agreed. Iritis is very painful, and usually involves sensitivity to light.
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