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Sonya


08/14/2013

How to treat pink eye without antibiotics?

I got pink eye. But it is not very serious. My friend told me that I can use antibiotics to treat it. But I heard that antibiotics may cause some side effects. Can you give me some suggestions?
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  • cat_w101

    08/14/2013

    Dear friend, there are so many ways that can help with this. You just said that your pink eye is not very serious, you can use eye drops to flush them out. You can have your eyes bathed with the mild salty water, and then bathed them with normal warm water, this will help too. Or go to see a movie especially those sad movie and then you can flush it out. Steaming can open up your sinus passages to allow for healing of the pink eye. You can have a try.
  • Ghassan S.

    08/14/2013

    Hi, there. You may not know there are different kinds of pink eyes. different kinds of pink eyes are caused by different reasons. So your way to treat your pink eye may depend on what kind of pink eye you have. Some of them can be highly contagious. You can consult the pharmacist and get some recommends if you want to try something over-the-counter. But I suggest you to see the eye doctor just to be on the safe side.
  • candylndsuicide

    04/17/2015

    Antibiotics are not usually necessary for pink eye.Pink eye can be caused by a virus, an allergy, or bacteria.Pink eye is usually caused by a virus. Viral pink eye usually goes away on its own in a week or so. Antibiotics do not kill viruses.Pink eye can also be an allergic reaction to something like pollen, dust mites, pets, contact lenses, or cosmetics. This kind of pink eye gets better when you avoid the things that are causing the allergy. Antibiotics don't help allergies. A third type of pink eye is caused by bacteria. This can be helped by an antibiotic. However, mild bacterial pink eye almost always goes away within ten days without medication.Antibiotics can cause itching, stinging, burning, swelling and redness. They can cause more discharge. And they can cause allergic reactions in some people.
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