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Doctor insights on: Bacterial Conjunctivitis Home Remedy

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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Are the treatment options different for viral and bacterial conjunctivitis?

Are the treatment options different for viral and bacterial conjunctivitis?

Yes: Bacteria is treated with antibiotics. Viral conjunctivitis generally does not require treatment although they are some exception like the shingles virus. ...Read more

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I have just contracted bacterial conjunctivitis and have to fly home from asia tomorrow what should I do? My eye is very red and blurred and weaping.

I have just contracted bacterial conjunctivitis and have to fly home from asia tomorrow what should I do? My eye is very red and blurred and weaping.

See Doctor: You will need to be seen by doctor for exam and then prescribed antibiotic eye drops if indicated. Not sure if there are walk-in clinics where you are currently but that would be a good place to start. If you cannot be seen urgently keep area clean, dry. Warm compresses. Then see doc as soon as you get home. ...Read more

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How soon does bacterial conjunctivitis shown up?

How soon does bacterial conjunctivitis shown up?

1-3 days: Bacterial conjunctivitis will usually show up in 1 to 3 days. Redness, discharge, crusting especially in morning, and itching are symptoms. ...Read more

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Which is more common: viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Which is more common: viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Viral: is easily the most common and that is why antibiotics are rarely necessary for conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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How can i know if i have a viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Sometimes difficult: Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis can be difficult to distinguish. Viral are more common, are usually bilateral, and typically come along with a cold or other respiratory infection. Bacteria can and do become secondary agents in viral conjunctivitis. Pure bacterial conjunctivitis are usually unilateral and are commonly associated with poor eyelid hygiene and overgrowth of skin organisms. ...Read more

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What is the organism of bacterial conjunctivitis?

Many: Staph. Aureus, strep.Pneumonae, and hemophilus influenza are the most common bacterial pathogens. Others include moraxella sp., corynebacterium diphtheriae, neisseria sp. And enteric gram negative bacilli. ...Read more

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Does / can bacterial conjunctivitis cause a fever?

Does / can bacterial conjunctivitis cause a fever?

Yes but becareful: Many things cause fevers and fewer things cause conjunctivitis. A viral infection causing the fever with secondary bacterial conjunctivitis is possible. These need to be examined with a high level of suspicion. Miss-diagnosis of conjunctivitis is common amongst the non-eye docs and the ensuing complications could be detrimental. Please see an eye doctor if you have this problem. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more