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Recurring Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

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Old 10-19-2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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Recurring Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

I'm 33, haven't had pink eye since I was 7, that is, until this year. I've somehow contracted pink eye this year 4 times in 5 months. It's bacterial pink eye and the antibiotic eye drops clear it up quickly, but it comes back after I finish the bottle of drops. I woke up this morning with it again (the 4th time) and went back to the dr for more drops.

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced it recurring like this? I wash my hands regularly, use Purel hand sanitizer, have even changed my pillowcases and towels daily and yet still I keep getting it again. Any suggestions on how to prevent it? This time is the worst so far, my right eye is so fuzzy it's hard to see and there's a continuous drainage. Dr doesn't know why I'm getting it like this and I'd really love to prevent it from happening a 5th time!

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Old 10-20-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
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Re: Recurring Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

What doctor have you been seeing? Primary care or eye doctor?

Old 10-21-2007, 12:26 AM   #3
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Re: Recurring Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Thanks for responding. I've been going to a discount clinic. I don't have insurance, so can't afford much else. The eye drops they've been giving me have helped the other two times, but this time they're not getting rid of it.

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