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#1 of 5 Old 11-14-2005, 03:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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How did I get pink eye, and how do I get rid of it? With out going to the doctor? I realy dont want to have to stick atibiotics in my eye.

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Breast milk will get rid of pink eye. Got a friend who's got milk?

Also, if it is the viral pink eye, antibiotic ointment or drops won't help anyways. It will go away with time. My husband and I got pink eye last year when we had viral colds - it was like the virus got in our eyes (only one each though).

I think dr sears website has something about pink eye. I think it lists the symptoms for both bacterial and viral pink eye. If it sounds like you have viral, don't bother going in - it will pass!

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Thanks, I aprecate the info. I unfortunitly am not currently lactating, and know no one who is, I have been applying hot compresses and keeping it clean and washing my hands a lot. hopefull I will not pass it on to dh or ds.

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Soak regular (like Lipton) tea bags in water, drain off the excess, then put it on your eye and lay back and relax for 5 minutes. You can repeat this several times a day (with new bags each time, of course!) This has cleared up pink eye for probably half a dozen people I know. Hope it gets better soon!
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You are not alone. DH gave me pink eye last week and I am still recovering. warm Chamomile tea bags should help. I decided to take the antibiotics. Good luck!
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