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Pinkeye Quick Fix

Posted by Elise on December 24, 2010

Quick fix for pinkeye — and worth trying before calling your doctor: Place your thumb and index finger just below the bridge of the nose, where the pads of eyeglasses would rest. Gently massage the area. Then soak a clean washcloth in warm water, wring it out and place it over one eye for 10 minutes. Repeat with the other eye. Do this three or four times a day. These steps can unblock tear ducts so that the body clears up a minor infection itself. Results should be noticeable within a few hours. If the condition does not improve by then, call your doctor.

Source:  Ken Haller, Jr., MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

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