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I think I have pink eye... if i go in and get drops are there any drops that I cant take while im pregnant???
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replied November 20th, 2007
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You would have to ask your doctor.
I don't think it will hurt anything though.
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replied November 20th, 2007
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Yes most eye drops are safe to take however your dr. should really give you the go ahead.
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replied November 20th, 2007
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I prefer the creams myself. A topical cream surely wouldn't harm a fetus?
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replied November 20th, 2007
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If you went to your doctor and got some drops, it seems quite logical that he would not prescribe anything that would be harmful to the fetus.
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replied November 20th, 2007
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Ingi wrote:
If you went to your doctor and got some drops, it seems quite logical that he would not prescribe anything that would be harmful to the fetus.
phsss, lol !! Obviously huh?
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replied November 20th, 2007
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Emma21 wrote:
Ingi wrote:
If you went to your doctor and got some drops, it seems quite logical that he would not prescribe anything that would be harmful to the fetus.
phsss, lol !! Obviously huh?


I know. People always ask these types of questions and then worry that it will harm the baby. Doctor's don't prescribe pregnant women things they cannot take!
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Ingi wrote:
Emma21 wrote:
Ingi wrote:
If you went to your doctor and got some drops, it seems quite logical that he would not prescribe anything that would be harmful to the fetus.
phsss, lol !! Obviously huh?


I know. People always ask these types of questions and then worry that it will harm the baby. Doctor's don't prescribe pregnant women things they cannot take!


That's not always true. Doctors are human too and everyone makes mistakes.
I know of a girl that was prescribed something harmful and ended up in the ER.
It also happens quite a lot with non-pregnant people.
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replied November 20th, 2007
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Sure it does. But when you go to your doctor's office and tell them you are pregnant and have a raging case of pink eye. Chances are the doctor is not going to prescribe you something that is going to be harmful to your child.

And, if you aren't far along enough to be obviously pregannt and 'showing', you should inform your pharmacist when you get your prescription filled that you are pregnant.

If you tell your doctor you are pregnant, if you tell your pharmacist you are pregnant, the risk of getting something that is harmful to the fetus is very low.
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replied November 20th, 2007
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Agreed.

I think the chances are low of pink eye medicine harming the baby anyway.

I don't think she meant she was going to the doctor either. They sell pink eye medication at the drug store and it is a lot cheaper than going to the doctor.
The pharmacist knows what can be taken by pregnant women too.

Save some money for your lil honey
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just wondering...what Pink eye?? is that like a sty?
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replied November 20th, 2007
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It is an infection in the eye that causes it to be bloodshot looking. It kind of oozes - especially at night, so the person with pink eye will wake up with eyes crusted shut. It is very contagious.
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replied November 21st, 2007
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And it's really, really, really itchy
A sty is different.
Pink eye's contagious, sties aren't
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replied November 21st, 2007
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I have pink eye too! Sad I hate it. It's not that bad, but just really annoying. What did the doc do for yours? I'm going in today for mine.
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replied November 21st, 2007
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ever wonder why they call it "pink eye" nothing pink in an infection ....lol
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Emma21 wrote:
ever wonder why they call it "pink eye" nothing pink in an infection ....lol


Uh because the eye gets all pink because of the irritation??
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replied November 21st, 2007
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no it gets red....so they should call it red eye? isnt that a horror film? lol
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replied November 21st, 2007
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Well red mixed with the white of the eyes make it look pink
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replied November 21st, 2007
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even the pharamist will be able to anwer that when youpurchase them Smile
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replied November 26th, 2007
Thanks for all the advice!!! They gave me a cream thing because turns out you cant get some kinds of drops... crazy
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