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I have a bloodshot left eye with headache?

I have a bloodshot left eye with headache?

Get checked: Although a conjunctival hemorrhage is harmless the pairing of a headache with this complaint warrants a check up. Your blood pressure , vitals ,neurological exam need to all be checked. Please go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I think I have bloodshot on my left eye at the top of my eye cover by my eyelid, any serious? No pain, hurt or swollen. Will it go away? Any medicine?

I think I have bloodshot on my left eye at the top of my eye cover by my eyelid, any serious? No pain, hurt or swollen. Will it go away? Any medicine?

Bleed: This is a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. If it is a little irritated, then you can use an artificial tear up to 4 times a day to lubricate. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up with eye md. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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If you wear contact lenses, wear glasses when eye is infected
Once
Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
Clean face towels with hot water separately if pink eye
Once
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Why specifically is my left eye bloodshot the day after drinking alcohol but the right eye seems ok?

Why specifically is my left eye bloodshot the day after drinking alcohol but the right eye seems ok?

Red eye: That is the way you are. Due to flushing (vasodilation) to subconjunctival blood vessel. Use refresh tears (over the counter). Won't worry if no issues with vision. Maybe you wink too much with left eye when having a few drink. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Prevent future eye infections by washing hands and not touching eyes
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Clean the affected eye carefully with water
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See an ophthalmologist
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Take any needed medicine as prescribed
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Why is my left eye bloodshot after having my appendix removed?

Why is my left eye bloodshot after having my appendix removed?

Unrelated: That would not be related to the surgery. Have an exam with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Hands off! Don't spread infection.
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Clean, warm, moist compresses
20 min, 4x day for 1 weeks
See doctor for Antibiotic eyedrops - keep the dropper clean
4x day
Antihistamines to reduce irritation
every 4-6 hours
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Left eye tenses up when trying to sleep. Happens few times a week. When I wake up, it is bloodshot. won't relax and happens at random at night. Help?

Left eye tenses up when trying to sleep. Happens few times a week. When I wake up, it is bloodshot. won't relax and happens at random at night. Help?

Eye: Problems such as this could be due to eye muscle problems, or chemical imbalances or deficiencies. You should see you primary care physician or an ophthalmologist for further evaluation ...Read more

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