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How do I get rid of pink eye on 13 yr old?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Usually can't

Pink eye is a common term for viral, bacterial or allergic conjunctivitis.
If its viral, it will resolve on its own, but artificial tears may help. Bacterial needs to be treated with antibiotics, and allergy can be treated with antihistamine/mast cell inhibitors. Have him see an ophthalmologist to find out what he has.

In brief: Usually can't

Pink eye is a common term for viral, bacterial or allergic conjunctivitis.
If its viral, it will resolve on its own, but artificial tears may help. Bacterial needs to be treated with antibiotics, and allergy can be treated with antihistamine/mast cell inhibitors. Have him see an ophthalmologist to find out what he has.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Renee Bovelle
Ophthalmology

In brief: See the Eye MD

You should take your child to the ophthalmologist.
You have to determine the cause of the conjunctivitis. Does you child wear contact lenses or have allergies? They are treated very differently. For comfort you can start with luke warm compresses twice a day. Also you should have our child do frequenty hand washing and use paper towels instead of cloth towels to dry hands.

In brief: See the Eye MD

You should take your child to the ophthalmologist.
You have to determine the cause of the conjunctivitis. Does you child wear contact lenses or have allergies? They are treated very differently. For comfort you can start with luke warm compresses twice a day. Also you should have our child do frequenty hand washing and use paper towels instead of cloth towels to dry hands.
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