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Heather Kirk


07/31/2012

What kind of eye drops are used for conjunctivitis?

I have conjunctivitis and I decide to get some over the counter eye drops. What kind of eye drops should I use?
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  • casebell

    07/31/2012

    Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. If people with conjunctivitis, there are mucous membrane that cover the white of the eyes and the inner side of the eyelids. And usually, it will happen to both of the eyes at the same time. Of course, it may also started in one eye and then spread to the other eyes. If your eyes are bacterial conjunctivitis, you can use antibiotic eye drops to help you.
  • David garcia

    07/31/2012

    The type of eye drops you should use just depending on the type of conjunctivitis you get. There are several types of conjunctivitis. If you get bacterial conjunctivitis, you may suffer red and sore eyes with a thick, yellow, sticky discharge. In this case, you should use Rx antibiotic eye drops to treat your problem. So you should go to see a doctor and the doctor will prescrible eye drops for you. If you get viral conjunctivitis, you can either apply OTC lubricating eye drops to help you relieve from conjunctivitis.
  • Tessence

    07/31/2012

    The general bacterial infection can use chloramphenicol eye drops, tobramycin and dexamethasone eye drops, four times a day, if your symptom is serious, you can use it more times. The children are proposed to use ophthalmic ointment to prevent the drug flow with tears. The serious bacterial infection can use oral antibiotic drug or have antibiotic injection. It is recommended to go to the hospital to wash your eyes, or use normal saline to wash. You can wear sunglasses to reduce the stimulation.
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