(Closed) Pink eye?… Sure, I’ll try it

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Aww! That sucks. For over the counter recommendations, I’ve had pink eye before and I usually buy polysporin drops, but I’ve also gotten prescription drops. If you have insurance I would probably go the doctor route, especially since it’s the first time you have had it.

And gross about the dead bird. That is probably one of my worst nightmares!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

did you sleep with makeup on? Sometimes when I do that I wake up and my eyes are all gross. I would maybe just stop by an urgent care or a cvs minute clinic for a 2 min diagnosis. I think pink eye is when you get bacteria in your eye so there is probably some kind of antibiotic for it. 

side note: i have no idea if this is true or not but in the movie knocked up they say pink eye is from when “poo particles” get in your eye so they guys go around farting on each others’ pillows to try to give it to them……. lol

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Corgitales – I was SO going to mention that but I didn’t want to gross anyone out… lol!!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@ottawabride- eh we’re all (mostly) girls here. we can keep it real 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It will pass on its own, but it is super duper spreadable, so wash your hands a lot and change your pillow case and don’t touch your eye area or you could get it in the other eye!

Do you wear contacts?  If so, no contacts until it is gone. 

Also, you might want to get an eye exam if you are overdue.  I started getting eye infections (my doc says) somewhat because my eye was stressed and I hadn’t updated my contact/glasses prescription.

Also, if you slept in your contacts, it may just be contact-lense induced pink eye, which is actually not an infection, but your eye being mad about the contacts.

 

Can you tell I have had a lot of eye issues in the past?!

Also, I see you are Canadian.  Use telehealth–they rock! (you need your healthcare # when you call).  EDIT: oops you are not canadian…I was looking at OTtawa bride….well, with the way things are going maybe you guys will have telehealth soon! 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@jennifer – Lol about the knocked up comment!! And yeah I can’t imagine the disgusting-ness of the bird. I have the creeps just thinking about it. Anyways… you could always try the polysporin drops first and if it doesn’t clear up in a couple of days see a doctor? I am really not qualified to dispense medical advice though… lol!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Both CVS and Walgreens have them (minute clinic and take care clinic respectively). If you go onto their websites you should be able to see which locations have them. I have never gone there for that but I know they take care of minor stuff like utis so i guess they prob do pink eye too?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

OMG I’m so sorry you’re having such a crappy day!  That sounds like two awful things in a row, but that can only mean you’re due for something good to happen 🙂

You might be able to find some over the counter drops at a pharmacy, or like CorgiTales said (love that name by the way, I have a corgi too!) have them check it out at a minute clinic.  If you don’t feel like taking the time to investigate, I would just go to the doctor.  Pink eye is one of those things where once it’s cleared up, you’re like “wow why didn’t I do something about this sooner?!”  Good luck!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If it doesn’t go away by the end of the day, then see a doctor! Pink eye is the worst! I got it like three times when I first moved to NYC. Clinics in the city are THE WORST. I do have a Brooklyn doctor I recommend, and an urgent care doctor (who I actually saw because of my pink eye about five years ago). Only thing is, you have to pay upfront, and then submit the claim to the insurance company. If you want either doctor’s contact info, you can pm me. 

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Pink eye sucks. Be careful, i’ve had it before and it gets everywhere fast. You’ll know tomorrow if you have trouble opening your eyes b/c they’re crusted over. Don’t force it–lay a warm wash rag over your eyes to soften it. Then throw that towel in the wash with bleach. Wash your hands frequently and change your pillowcases out nightly.

And i had a dead sparrow in one of my wedding boxes back in July. Not sure HOW the heck it got in my house OR ended up in an empty box, but it got trapped in there, shat all over the box, and was dead. It was the foulest thing I’ve ever had to do. Sick sick sick.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I’m a nanny for a doctor and she said this is going around (and I’m in NYC so, there you go lol). I came down with a cold and she was asking my if my eyes were red or pink and went on to say how a lot of adults are coming down with it even though  usually children get it more. I would go to a doctor because there are many different things that can cause it. If it’s bacterial, you’ll want the antibiotics.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@ejs – EW.  I would have literally keeled over.

@jennifer_espos – Hard to tell if it’s definitely pink eye or not, but you can always stop at the pharmacy counter and ask to speak with the pharmacist–they can generally tell if that’s what you’ve got and recommend something over the counter.  My Future Mother-In-Law is a pharmacist and she does it all the time!

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