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Pinkeye? Treatment?

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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Hi! I'm thinking maybe my 4yr old might have pink eye. His eye is really swollen and pink only around his eye and eyelid. Not sure if its from him rubbing it or not. Do they need antibiotics or does home treatment work?
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Y2kmomma
by Bronze Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Do you breastfeed? Breastmilk treats pink eye, it did when my son was little.....other then that I think just antibiotic.
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gregsgrl04
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Antibiotics are the only way to help :/ my daughter just had it REALLY bad.
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ScrChk23
by Amanda on Mar. 2, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Depends on the kind. There is a bacterial and a viral strain. Head to the dr.
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notjstasocermom
by Samantha on Mar. 2, 2013 at 12:58 PM

antibiotics.

rmfanfgljf
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:03 PM

it depends, on what type of pinkeye he has, does it bother him?

goddiddlyumshis
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:03 PM
breastmilk does awesome!
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macysmom
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:03 PM
Honey.
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by Emerald Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Wouldn't hurt to call your pediatrician & see what they suggest,
Good luck & let us know what happens & hope it is gone soon;)

mikesmom65270
by Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Pinkeye is usually a bacterial infection and requires ophthalmic (for the eye) antibiotic cream.  I have no knowledge or experience with using breast milk or honey.  Most, if not all, pediatricians will prescribe the antibiotic cream, which is topical and not systemic. 

pinkcoffeecup
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 3:38 PM

I don't know of any home treatments for pinkeye. I got eye drops from a doctor.

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