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Mariah shelley


Are antibiotics always necessary for pink eye infection?

I got pink eye again and I am not sure I should get antibiotics. Last time I had pink eye it cleared up on it's own without antibiotics
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  • b3l0ng524nna


    Antibiotics are not always necessary for pink eye infection because there are many reasons may cause pink eyes such as bacterial conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis and viral conjunctivitis. Different types of pink eyes need different treatment.So, you'd better visit an eye doctor for sure. If your pink eyes are caused by conjunctivitis, you can wash your eyes with honey and warm milk by using an eye cup or a cotton ball.
  • crazycowgirl89


    Not always. If your pink eye is not serious, it may disappear on its own and you don't have to get antibiotics to deal with the pink eye. If it is serious and you need to see a doctor, you nay need antibiotics to help relieve from the symptom of pink eye faster. So that just depends on your own condition. Pink eye is a bacterial infection and highly contagious, so it is better to let them clear up as soon as possible. You can ask your doctor whether you need antibiotics for pink eye.