Treatment for Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Pink Eye Treatment
Pink eye treatment requires care by an eye doctor who will prescribe one or more of the following treatments:
- Warm water is used to wash away the discharge and remove any crusts on the eyelids.
- Eyelid scrubs to clean the area
- Eye drop medicine to treat the infection (usually antibiotic or corticosteroid drops or a combination of the two). Allergic problems may require antihistamine drops.
Chlamydial (Inclusion) conjunctivitis requires a completely different treatment regimen.