Frequently Asked Questions

Is there over the counter treatment for pink eye?

Over-the-counter artificial tears can relieve the inflammation and dryness of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Other steps you can take at home are applying warm compresses and avoiding wearing contact lenses until you no longer have symptoms. If your conjunctivitis is caused by allergies, over-the-counter allergy medicines and eye drops may also help. 

If your pink eye symptoms worsen or don’t get better, or if you have eye pain, intense redness in your eyes or light sensitivity, it’s a good idea to see a doctor who can diagnose the infection and suggest a more targeted treatment plan. Depending on the cause of your pink eye, this could include prescription antibiotic eye drops or ointment, or antiviral medication.

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