(Closed) Pink eye

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got what I assume was pink eye over the winter holidays. It appeared on Christmas Day, and since I didn’t want to go to the ER for pink eye, I just wore my glasses and didn’t apply makeup. It lasted 2-3 days and then went away. 

But I’m no doctor, so you might want to call your physician, and they can tell you whether you should come in or not. 

Post # 4
2867 posts
Sugar bee

My advice, throw at all your make-up brushes, eye make up, wear glasses (not contacts) for a couple of weeks.  Try to nap b/c I wouldn’t trust putting anything in your eye to try to fix it.  I’m squimish about my eyes, and I wouldn’t want to make it worse.

Post # 6
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@nyebride: they also sell over the counter eye drops that may help until you can see the dr. (pink-eye relief)

Post # 7
1537 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You can get polysporin drops for your eyes over the counter at any drug store. You don’t need a perscription. This helps to alievate the irration and swelling of the eye. Be careful to read the instructions, however, because I know it shouldn’t be used in some situations.

I agree with everyone else though. Wear glasses, don’t touch your eyes, throw away all makeup and steralize makeup brushes that have come into contact in an around your eye. It also helps if you use a clean wash cloth and clean pillow case every day. If you’re really rigorous about keeping things clean it will be gone within a few days.

EDIT: Pink eye WILL NOT go away if you continue to wear contacts. Contacts act as a breeding ground for bacteria and it will just make the situation 10x worse. You need to give your eyes a rest whatever way you can.

Post # 9
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@nyebride: Are you sure you have pink eye? The other week my husband thought he had pink eye because his eye was all gunky and puffy and well PINK! He went to the doctor and it turned out to be really bad allergies and the doctor said just to take zyrtec.

Could you possibly go to a Minute Clinic at a CVS or something like that to find out for sure?

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