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    Pink Eye
    CorinnaC1 posted:
    My daughter is 4 years old. She ended up getting pink eye from her preschool. I went to the doctor and they put her on antibiotic drops. She was on them for 4 days but it seemed that the drops were making it worse so I brought her to the doctors again. They had told me the first drops irritated her eye more and put her on some new antibiotic. She has been on the this one for another 3 days but its not getting any better. Her eyes are swollen and whenever I put the drops in red tears come out. Is this something else and not pink eye?
    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    Entirely possible that drops may be causing more harm then good at this point. They can be irritating after use for more than a few days. A diagnosis is needed; either infection that is not sensitive to the drops or fully treated infection which no longer needs drops that are now irritating or some other problem which looks like pink eye but is not.

    Time to go see an ophthalmologist or better yet, a pediatric ophthalmologist to get accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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