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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyelid infection: Since impetigo is an infection of the skin and there is skin on the eyelids, technically impetigo can occur there.
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Impetigo: It is primarily caused by staphylococcus aureus, and sometimes by streptococcus pyogenes. Both of these organisms can be present in nasal and oral se ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bactroban (mupirocin: This is a topical ointment.You need a prescription in the US,maybe not in other countries.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ruben Cerri
Specializes in Pediatrics
Complete therapy: No. As per your information, you are receiving therapy and you need to be compliant. The lesions will heal and you will be fine . Talk to your doctor ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Trauma: A bloodshot eye can occur from trauma or by chance. If the blister is blood-filled and/or next to the most red part of the eye, there was likely a mic ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the clo ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Pink eye, whether bacterial or viral is highly contagious through hand to hand and usually respiratory means.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Not usually: Bacterial pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually feels as though there may be something in the eye or may itch or tear.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Many possibilities: Unfortunately, that's a very non-specific symptoms by itself. It can represent an infection, injury, inflammation, allergy, disease, or a long list of ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This can be triggered by a variety of viruses that are picked up on the fingers touching contaminated areas in the environment.They can also be transf ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Conjunctivitis: " pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva. Hence conjunctivitis.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: True "pink eye" refers to bacterial conjunctivitis. Most of the conjunctivitis are caused by viruses.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Please see below: Looks like an allergy or infection. Please see a doctor.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
None: All conjunctivitis, bacterial and viral, is self-limiting. This means that they will get better without treatment. The symptoms can be treated, and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the aller ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
No improvement: Viral conjunctivitis doesn't respond to antibiotics. If you apply antibiotic ointment when there's a viral infection, the pink eye will remain pink & ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye infection: I would not treat an eye infection without seeing an eye doctor to get a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. Many causes are viral and will not res ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Need allergy meds: 'pink eye' (conjuctivitis) is due to a viral or bacterial infection and responds to anti-biotic drops. Allergic conjuctivitis responds to allergy meds ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: Keratitis is a partial breakdown of the surface of the cornea. It can be infectious, neurogenic or simply from dryness. If your ophthalmologist has ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: It is a combination of an antibiotic and a steroid. It is sometimes used for pink eye.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Fleishman
32 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye ex ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Conjunctivitis is defined as inflammation of the conjunctiva. One of the principle markers of inflammation is redness caused by dilation of the blood ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Salamon
43 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes...: There are drops that constrict the blood vessels to get the red out, so to speak. Other otc drops are opcon a, zaditor (ketotifen). Lubricants are a ... Read More
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
DRY EYELIDS: How long has this been going on? Does it itch? If you are a woman, the most likely reason is a new eye cosmetic. Then there is facial soap or new sham ... Read More

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