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Is it possible for pink eye to cause a fever?

Is it possible for pink eye to cause a fever?

Maybe: Pink eye can be due to a number of reasons. If it is due to a viral syndrome them a fever could be a symptom as well. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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My daughter had pink eye on thursday 3 days ago got drops and oddly cleared up the next day but she has had a fever since thursday we are now heading ?

My daughter had pink eye on thursday 3 days ago got drops and oddly cleared up the next day but she has had a fever since thursday we are now heading ?

May be viral: Many "pink eye" infections may be caused by a virus. Like most viral infections, they may last 7-10 days no matter what you do. A viral infection may involve a fever as well. Antibiotic eye drops will not really help a viral conjunctivitis (pink eye). If your child has a fever over 101 for more than a couple of days, or seems sicker, she should see her doctor again. ...Read more

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Pink eye in right eye.If i start drops tomorrow will I have to cancel my ear tubes surgery thursday?No fever my eyes just pink n feels some thingsinit

Pink eye in right eye.If i start drops tomorrow will I have to cancel my ear tubes surgery thursday?No fever my eyes just pink n feels some thingsinit

Possibly: There can be bad bacterial pink eyes that you would not have surgery with. Why are the tubes not being put in in the office in someone your age? ...Read more

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I have a 15 month old son he has fever, rash everywhere, blisters around mouth, pink eye and drooling is this strep or something else?

I have a 15 month old son he has fever, rash everywhere, blisters around mouth, pink eye and drooling is this strep or something else?

Maybe,maybe not: Can only be sure with an exam & testing.If the kid is feeding ok & not too stressed out this can wait a couple days.If things look bad & kids not drinking i would have him seen sooner. ...Read more

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more