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Can I Go To Work If I Have Pink Eye
Red eye contagion: This depends upon the cause. If it is a hemorrhage (bright red, little effect on the vision, almost no discomfort) then there is not problem. If it is a viral conjunctivitis (diffuse redness, irritation, discharge, swelling of the eye lining) then it is contagious and your fellow workers will be very angry if they get it. Your ophthalmologist can sort out the cause and give treatment. ...Read more
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
Generally no.: Each school has its own policy regarding return to school with pink eye and usually recommend Rx for a least 24 hours due to its contagious nature. Pink eye generally refers to infectious conjunctivitis, which could be viral or bacterial, and when the eye is itchy, it is easy to transmit germs by hand contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have eye drops for pink eye and it is not working. I am on antibiotics. How can I help it to go away?
I have dry eyes. I already have glasses and i took eye drops for 2 months. Do i just have to go to an actual eye doctor. Idk what to do im tired of it?
Dry eyes: Can have many causes. If OTC eye drops don't help in 2 days, let alone 2months, continued usage will not suddenly begin to help, and may actually do harm. See an Opthalmologist, a specialist eye physician, to discover cause, and to then prescribe the appropriate treatment. You need a comprehensive eye examination. Not a computer link. ...Read more
Not usually: Most are viral ; very contagious. I would recommend you discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more
What to do if I have blurred vision from pink eye. How long will it last and what can I do to help it?
Depends: If you have classic adult pink eye, which is viral, then you most likely have one of the viruses lasting 3-10 days with complete resolution. If you have one of the less common viruses which also cause immune deposits on the cornea (ekc) it might last longer and require short to long term topical steroids. The other type does not respond to antibiotics. Your ophthalmologist can diagnosis / treat. ...Read more
Warm compress; relea: I suggest a conference on HealthTap Prime to help figure it out. The first step for a stye is to place a warm compress (a towel soaked in water & microwaved for about 40 seconds should suffice) over the affected eye. That cd get the blocked gland (at base of eyelash) to open, & the pus to drain. Avoid make-up, as it will only clog the gland more. Acetone / witch hazel cd b used but avoid eye conta ...Read more
I think I may have pink eye, don't really have the money to go to the Dr. Is there anything else I can do to help it Go away?
Compresses, massage: You can try warm compresses every hour while you are awake along with tear duct massage 4 times a day. To massage your tear duct, place your clean pinky finger in the inner corner of your eye and make little circle motions with it massaging towards your nose. Gently wipe out discharge from eyes with clean cloth only. If not better in 3-4 days, then you really need to go to an urgent care center . ...Read more
How long do I have to wait after pink eye seems cleared up before i can wear contacts? Can i wear them as soon as i don't have any more itchiness from the pink eye, or do I need to wait longer?
Once : Once all symptoms of conjunctivits (pink eye) are clear, contact lens wear can usually be resumed. Old contacts, contact lens case, and solution should be discarded to minimize risk of re-infection. Redness, pain, blurred vision, watery or mucous discharge are common symptoms of pink eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My eyes are blurry from swimming, I can barely see anything; should I just wait longer and see what happens?
Corneal swelling.: You likely are experiencing some swelling in your cornea, the clear front portion of your eye, from exposure to the chlorine and salts in the pool water. If you open your eyes while in the pool and are not wearing a swimming mask or swimming goggles, this is more likely to happen. Your cornea is likely experiencing an osmotic accumulation of pool water from the corneal exposure to the chlorine. ...Read more
Dr said I have milia on my face yesturday. What can I do to have it go away? I dont want to go see a dermatologist to remove them yet. or should i?
Milia: Milia are harmless. Using a complexion brush may help to reduce the milia ...Read more
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