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Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Otherwise, new patient visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for members.
Pink Eye Treatment
With our same day pink eye treatment service, you can meet with a top online doctor, get diagnosed and receive the treatment you need. Our doctors can determine whether you have pink eye and prescribe the appropriate treatment plan.
Treatment for pink eye will depend on what type of infection you have. Viral pink eye often goes away on its own with rest. Bacterial pink eye will need antibiotic treatment. Allergic pink eye will often go away on its own once the source of irritation is eliminated.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can an online doctor diagnose pink eye?
Yes. An online doctor can diagnose pink eye by looking at your symptoms and asking you questions. Pink eye may be viral, bacterial or allergic. They will determine the cause and then work with you to create a treatment plan including symptom management and prescription medication, such as antibiotics for bacterial pink eye.
How can I get rid of pink eye at home?
You can get treated for pink at home by using an online doctor. The doctor will diagnose what type of pink eye you have and give you a treatment plan. Viral pink eye can be treated at home using symptoms management techniques. Bacterial pink eye will likely require antibiotics. These can be prescribed online and you will only need to go to your pharmacy to pick them up.
What are the symptoms of pink eye?
The most prominent symptom of pink eye is redness in and around your eye. Besides this, you may also notice: Swollen conjunctiva, blurred vision, light sensitivity, itchy or burning eyes, yellow, green or white discharge from the eyes, crusty eyes (especially in the morning), more tears and a wet feeling around your eyes.
Can a pharmacist prescribe antibiotics for pink eye?
No. Pharmacist are not doctors of medicine and cannot prescribe prescription medications, such as antibiotics. In order to get antibiotics for pink eye you will you need to consult with a doctor. This can easily be done online via telehealth sites like PlushCare.
How long do you use antibiotic drops for pink eye?
If you are diagnosed with bacterial pink eye, antibiotics will be prescribed. In many cases they will come in the form of eye drops. Generally antibiotic drops are used 3-4 times a day for 5-7 days. This will vary depending on the antibiotic used and your specific case. Always follow your prescribing doctors instructions.
What gets rid of pink eye fast?
If you’re looking to get over pink eye fast, you need to get your condition diagnosed so you can begin prompt treatment. Viral infections are often managed at home with ibuprofen and lubricated eye drops. Bacterial pink eye however, can be treated using antibiotics which clear up the infection. Talk to a doctor about your treatment options here.
How long does pink eye last?
Uncomplicated viral pink eye can last anywhere from a few days to two weeks. Bacterial pink eye may last longer, especially without antibiotics. Once you start antibiotic treatment bacterial pink eye typically clears in a week.
What is conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a bacterial or viral infection of one or both eyes. It causes swelling of the conjunctiva, redness and thick discharge. It affects both adults and children, though it is more common in children.
What bacteria causes pink eye?
Bacterial conjunctivitis, or pink eye, can be caused by many different strains of bacteria. The most common are:
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Haemophilus influenza
- Streptococcus pneumonia
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Is bacterial conjunctivitis contagious?
These types of bacteria are contagious. You can get bacterial conjunctivitis from an infected person, or you can pick up the bacteria from commonly used surfaces such as doorknobs and TV remotes.
You can also get bacterial conjunctivitis if you are suffering from a different bacterial infection elsewhere on your body. Illnesses such as strep throat, ear and sinus infections can cause bacterial conjunctivitis if the bacteria make their way into the eyes.
The best way to prevent bacterial conjunctivitis is to wash your hands often and if you are sick avoid touching your face and eyes.
How do I get antibiotics for pink eye?
Skip the doctors office and get diagnosed and prescribed antibiotics for bacterial conjunctivitis by an online doctor here at PlushCare.
During your video or phone session you will discuss your symptoms and medical history with your doctor. They will give you an official diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment.
If you are diagnosed with bacterial conjunctivitis your doctor will write you an antibiotic prescription and electronically send it to a pharmacy of your choice.
Antibiotics for eye infections can come in the form or drops, ointments, and pills. You can pick up your prescription at your convenience and take it as directed to relieve your symptoms and start to feel better again.
If you have itchy, red, swollen, eyes with thick discharge you probably have bacterial conjunctivitis, and the best way to cure it is with antibiotics so book an appointment today with a PlushCare doctor and get affordable treatment online.
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DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. Plush care was available! My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! 2nd time went just as smooth. Thank you!
Wow. Wow. Wow. This is so easy and quick. I had a cold virus that turned into a sinus infection. I pulled over on my way to a meeting to video chat w a doctor. He was attentive, kind, and efficient. After a few questions, he diagnosed my ailment. The call took less than 10 mins. Prescription was at the pharmacy later that day. I will be a client for a long time. Thank you.
I never review Apps, but this has been the quickest and most convenient doctor experience(s) I’ve ever had. It cost me no more than what I would have paid to visit an office. I’ve had two appointments and one was done in the comfort of my own living room and the second on my break at work. As a full time worker, full time student, and full time mom, the convenience cannot be beat. I met with Dr. Saremi who is very personable and kind. He immediately resolved my reasons for calling during both appointments. He was competent and trustworthy and valued my time. Can’t recommend this enough.