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what are the chances of me having a life threatening ailment? last week i woke up with conjuctivitis, after about 3 days it went away. the last day of the conjuctivitis i had a fever(it felt low, i didn't check my temperature), head ache, and body aches.

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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Without : Without knowing more about your medical condition, i would suspect that the symptoms you describe are your body's response to a viral infection. Certainly there are many viruses that can cause enlargement of the lymph nodes, also known as adenopathy. Conjunctivitis may be caused by a viral infection, such as a cold, acute respiratory infection, or disease such as measles, herpes simplex, or herpes zoster. Symptoms may last anywhere from several days to two weeks. Infection with an adenovirus, however, may also cause a significant amount of pus-like discharge and a scratchy, foreign body-type of sensation in the eye. This may also be accompanied by swelling and tenderness of the lymph nodes near the ear. If the symptoms do not resolve in 7-10 days, or if your condition worsens, you should seek medical attention.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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