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Helen asks…

home remedy cure for conjuctivitus (pink eye)?

my daughter has pink eye and i have tried eye drops prescribed by the doctor and its not working what can i do.
my daughter is only 2 yrs old

vti answers:

If the eye drops are not working, most likely it is viral pink eye and there is no treatment for that type of pink eye. It will get better on its own within a week or so.

Remove the discharge with a warm washcloth applied to her eye until it is clean. Then apply a warm compress to her eye for several minutes four or five times a day.

The tannic acid in a steeped teabag is soothing, so apply a warm steeped tea bag to her eye a few times a day and that should make her feel better if she can sit still for it.

These links give basic information about pink eye.


Donald asks…

The quick cure for Pink eye?

i just got pink eye bcause my eyelid is now crustyand i want to know how to get rid of it quick because i have tons of plans this week.

vti answers:

Pink Eye Cures & Treatments
From home remedies to clinically prescribed medications, there are numerous ways to treat and relieve the symptoms of pink eye. As always, it is best to consult a doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment of your problem.
Treating Pink Eye
Treatments for pink eye are as simple as prescribed eye drops or ointments and are ultimately dependant upon which form of pink eye you have been diagnosed with–giant papillary conjunctivitis usually requires eye drops while allergic conjunctivitis requires use of an antihistamine.
Pinkeye Treatment
Treatment for pink eye is usually determined on a case by case basis. Most likely, antibiotic eye drops or ointment will be needed to treat the problem, however in some cases pills are needed. Make sure to consult a doctor before starting any treatment program.
Treating Conjunctivitis
Treating conjunctivitis is dependant upon which type of conjunctivitis you have. Antibiotic drops can alleviate bacterial conjunctivitis, while antihistamine pills or eye drops can control allergic symptoms. Medication is usually not prescribed for viral conjunctivitis, as infections clear up on their own after about three days.
Pink Eye and Treatment
Pink eye usually consists of a minor eye infection, but if left untreated, can develop into a serious condition resulting in vision loss or ulcers. It is usually treated with eye drops or ointments, and occasionally oral medication; however you should see an eye doctor for formal diagnosis and treatment.
Pink Eye Treatments
A pink eye infection will usually clear entirely after several days of treatment. The most common treatments for pink eye are prescribed eye drops or ointments. Make sure to use all of the medication for the time your doctor prescribes it in order to prevent recurrence of the infection.
Pink Eye Remedy
If you have pink eye, you know how important relief of the dryness and itchyness that it is famous for can be. One simple remedy that can be done from home is placing a moist chamomile tea bag on each of the eyes for about 10 minutes.
Pink Eye Medication
There are numerous prescription and over-the-counter medications available to treat pink eye. One of the more popular brands of eye drop is Similasan, and some drops are used to prevent infection once healed. Eyelids can now also be relieved through use of a lid scrub.
Conjunctivitis Medication
Conjunctivitis is usually treated through use of special eye drops or ointments. Other times it needs no treatment at all, such as in a viral infection. Most viral infections will clear up after a few days. For proper diagnosis and treatment, see your doctor.
Pink Eye Antibiotics
Ocassional antibiotics that must be taken by mouth are prescribed to treat pink eye, but more often than not they are given in the form of eye drops or ointments. Whatever treatment is given is dependant on the form of infection.
Eye Ointment
Sometimes instead of eye-drops or oral medication, the use of an antibiotic ointment is recommended instead. This is an especially common prescription for infants and young children, as it is easier to apply an ointment to young eyes than eye drops.
Pink Eye Cures
Usually an antibiotic eye drop formula or ointment is needed to cure pink eye, especially in bacterial infections. Viral infections cannot be cured, but will usually go away within a few days. There are also a number of home remedies and cures that are available over the counter.
Prevent Pink Eye
The best way to control and prevent pink eye is simply through practicing good hygiene. Make sure not to rub your eyes, and wash your hands frequently. Change your washcloth and towel regularly, as well as your pillow case. If you wear contact lenses, make sure to follow your doctor’s care instructions.
Viral Pink Eye Treatment
Viral pink eye cannot be treated like other forms of pink eye, and like a cold or other viral infection, must be allowed to run its course. Usually this will last about three to five days, and there are drops available over the counter that can help to alleviate symptoms.
Pink Eye Symptoms Cure
There are a number of ways to treat the symptoms of pink eye, whether prescribed, over the counter, or done at home. One popular way to alleviate the symptoms of a bacterial infection is to place a warm wash cloth over the eye repeatedly.
Similasan Pink Eye Relief
Similasan offers fast over-the-counter relief from pink eye symptoms and irritation. The gentle formula is safe enough for children as young as two, yet still effective in adults. Similasan can help quell inflamation and redness, and is available at most major drug stores.
Eye Therapy
You can soothe the dryness and discomfort that comes as a result of pink eye with a number of home remedies and treatments. Most commonly done is use of a warm compress. With allergic conjunctivitis however, use of a cool compress or over-the-counter eye drops is recommended.
Eye Drops
Eye drops for pink eye can either be prescribed or purchased over the counter. Whichever treatment that you choose to opt for depends on your symptoms and the level of severity of your infection.

Maria asks…

What are some easy home remedies to cure pink eye?

I most likely have pink eye. I`m going to the doctor but i would like some helpful ideas to help speed up it being cured.

vti answers:

It is very contagious. Keep your hands away from your eyes and go to the doctor. You do not want to give this to someone else. If you do take the advice of warm compresses DO NOT let anyone else touch the compresses. They could be infected easily!

Mandy asks…

I have pink eye and have meds but want some home remedies for my eye to help also I have a few more questions?

Hi I have pink eye I went to the DR. Got Medicated eye drops, and am taking them every three hours. I would like some home remedies, not necessairly to cure it but to help with the pain swelling and drainage. Alaso someone told me that whe you wake up your eye will be matted shut, is this true? if so is there anything I can do to prevent it? If not what should do when I wake up if it is matted shut?
Please and Thank you!

vti answers:

I have had it a few times and unfortunately, there’s not too many home remedies that I have found help, however I have found that managing it properly helps it to go away faster. (Once I didn’t manage it very well and it lasted about 9 days … It should only last about 3)

*Don’t rub your eyes
*If touching your eyes, wash your hands before touching anything else (to stop spreading infection)
*Even if only one eye is infected, put drops in both eyes – as the infection may spread between them
*See if your eye drops are antibiotic eye drops (these make a HUGE difference)
*Change and clean your pillowcases, clothes and blankets frequently, so that the problem doesn’t flare up again!

As for your eyes sealing shut- this will happen while you sleep and your eyes weep. There’s not too much you can do to stop it, wash your eyes before bed and keep some tissues beside your bed incase when you wake up at night. When you wake in the morning, dab it slowly with some tissues wet with warm water – this breaks it apart and cleans off all of the gunk.

I tried sleeping with an eye patch once – but this only makes it worse and is uncomfortable and painful to get off in the morning.

Good luck!

Daniel asks…

Home remedy for pink eye?

My daughter has it, and I took her to the doctor. I’ve been curing it, and just last night MY eye started itching. I can tell I’m going to get it. What can I do to prevent it before I actually get it?

vti answers:

The only thing you can do is to never stick your hand in your eyes, Wash your hands a lot…if you do get it go to the doctor…its highly contageous

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