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Pink eye urgent care worthy? Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
5th Jun '13

My daughter woke up with her eye full of yellow junk and blurry vision she's 4. Her I was bright red. Now it's just pink so I assume she has pink eye. I can't get her to the pedi untill tomorrow. Is this urgent care worthy? Or wait untill tomorrow

mommy to C, B and F 19 kids; 1 angel baby; Escondido, California 1175 posts
5th Jun '13

Wait its not urgent

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46765 posts
5th Jun '13

Id go in right away, just because it's so contagious and I would want her to get the antibiotic eye drops right away. Especially because she can't go to school/childcare until it's treated!



However, it really depends on how urgert care is where you live. Here, we live in such a small town that it's never really that busy anyways, so it's no big deal to go to urgent care. If you were somewhere heavily populated where you would be interrupting a true emergency, I would wait until tomorrow. Just be sure to wash her sheets and pillows and such after she's been treated and make sure she washes her hands A LOT so you all don't get it.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
5th Jun '13

Urgent care worthy. Often times pink eye is indicative of a bigger infection somewhere.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36449 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Id go in right away, just because it's so contagious and I would want her to get the antibiotic eye drops ... [snip!] ... wash her sheets and pillows and such after she's been treated and make sure she washes her hands A LOT so you all don't get it."


This!!

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
5th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" Id go in right away, just because it's so contagious and I would want her to get the antibiotic eye drops ... [snip!] ... wash her sheets and pillows and such after she's been treated and make sure she washes her hands A LOT so you all don't get it."</blocktquote>




This was my thought too. I have to other children I don't want getting it!

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 44120 posts
5th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lil Pumpkin in the Oven!:</b>" Wait its not urgent"</blockquote>



It is urgent its contagious

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
5th Jun '13

Can you not just buy something OTC?
Personally I wouldn't go to urgent care. I'd just wait too tomorrow. Or buy something OTC

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
5th Jun '13

It's contagious for the first 24 hours after antibiotics are started. Being so contagious I would go to urgent care. 4/5 people got it in my family last month. It's gross. The 2nd and third days were the worst days.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting hobbit*:" Can you not just buy something OTC? Personally I wouldn't go to urgent care. I'd just wait too tomorrow. Or buy something OTC"


Pink eye is most often a bacterial infection. OTC meds won't really get rid of it.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
5th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" Pink eye is most often a bacterial infection. OTC meds won't really get rid of it."</blockquote>




Oh we can buy that stuff from pharmacies as long as the child is over 2 years you don't need a script.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting hobbit*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" Pink eye is most often a bacterial infection. ... [snip!] ... Oh we can buy that stuff from pharmacies as long as the child is over 2 years you don't need a script."


Wish it was that way here!!! My oldest gets pink eye a lot due to his injury, and it always requires a trip to the doctor. His doctors also told me anytime that an infection of the eye happens, it is urgent because there's nothing really seperating the brain from the eye.

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
5th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" Wish it was that way here!!! My oldest gets pink eye a lot due to his injury, and it always requires ... [snip!] ... me anytime that an infection of the eye happens, it is urgent because there's nothing really seperating the brain from the eye."</blockquote>




Yea it's really handy lol. Like if I went in and said I needed drops for a baby they would tell me to see a dr. But if I said its for my 2yo they'll just sell them to me. I think they just have the 2year rule incase anything happens to an infant then at least they're covered Their own backside lol.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
5th Jun '13

Yeah that makes sense. There's so many regulations on meds anymore. Like, you can't get narcotics hardly at all. It's a huge hassle. I should be on them for chronic back pain but it's too big of a hassle trying to get them that I just say screw it.

Nicole Mclovin 3 kids; Colorado 2784 posts
5th Jun '13

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