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Hi. Antibiotics are not used for pink eye, even though lots of doctors like to hand them out. Pink eye is caused by a virus.
Also pink eye takes about 2 weeks to run it's course.
I suggest you stop the tobramycin drops as they are only taking your irritated eye and making it more irritated.
should I just hang in there for the next two weeks?
Use cold compresses, preservative free natural tears (as often as you like) and just give time a chance for your body's immune system to kick the virus out :)
Ya, and remember, this is very,very contagious.....so don't share towels etc with family members and wash your hand a lot.
Oh ya, and no need to rush to the doctor.
Does this make sense to you?
I have a weak immune system due to allergies, so I guess I will just wait this one out. Wow, I am a pastor and shook a ton of hands the last few days, should I stay away from folks?
no, just wash your hands.....and those people whose hands you shook today? They may very well come down with pink eye. You can discuss viral eye infections at next weeks sermon :o)
:) ok and thanks a ton.
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