I had an ear infection a few days ago & still have some leftover ear drops. Now, someone I know has pink eye, & I was wondering if I can use these drops for the pink eye?
If something is for ears, then it is for ears only. It probably says so on the bottle. Furthermore, you used this on an infected ear near the infection. Not only is it contraindicated to use ear medication for eyes; you are taking a risk using your ear drops from your infected ear on someone else's infected eye. That is cross contamination waiting to happen if not happening. Pink eye usually requires an ointment, not drops, to be more effective like NEO/POLY/DEX Oin 0.1% (Maxitrol Opthamolic Ointment) which is a sterile eye only ointment. It clears pink eye in a matter of a few days. My eye doctor prescribed it over the phone while I was out of town once he saw a picture of my eye which I texted him. I imagine another doctor would do the same over the weekend as well. I would not recommend you share the medicine due to all I have stated as well as my experience. Good luck to you and the pink eye sufferer! Take care and be well!
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