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Dr. JP, Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery
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Experience:  Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear
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I'm so sorry, but actually my eye just cleared up and I feel

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I'm so sorry, but actually my eye just cleared up and I feel much better. I appreciate you being willing to help me, but I don't need an answer anymore. Thank you so much!
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. JP replied 7 years ago.

Conjunctivitis is a self limiting condition and don't think I'd recommend using sulfactamide solution 7 x per day. Some people can get allergies to medications and this may be playing a role. However, if not the high frequency of this medication can cause a lot of irritation. I treat conjunctivitis with frequent hand washing, wash all towels and sheets, use natural tears (like systane or refresh) 4 times daily, use the sulfa solution 4 x daily, use an antihistamine drop (it's non-prescription) like alaway or zatidor two x daily. I'd have your doctor order you some polysporin ointment for bedtime as this will minimize the morning stickies. The conjunctivitis course is about 14 days after which you should have an eye exam so a doctor can look at the cornea to make sure you don't have any SEI's (sub epithelial infiltrates). There is no cure, but the above is for comfort only.


Expert:  Dr. JP replied 7 years ago.
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