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can pinkeye clear up on its own without antibiotic eye drops or pills??

Related Topics: Pink Eye, Eyes, Antibiotic
 

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Pink eye (conjunctivitis) can be cause be allergy, viruses, bacteria, and chemical irritants.  Only the bacterial type needs antibiotic eye drops. The rest may clear up without the drops. Conjunctivitis is never treated with "pills" unless it is assumed to be allergy, in which cases, antihistamines may be recommended.

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