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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.

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.

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16 month daughter got pink eye is was swollon an could nt open gave her eye drop we got from er swollon went away now she has a fever an coughing?

16 month daughter got pink eye is was swollon an could nt open gave her eye drop we got from er swollon went away now she has a fever an coughing?

Illness: This is likely all part of an illness that may be bacterial or viral. Treat her symptoms and have her seen if she is worse or not improving within 24-48 hours. All the best.

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Within a matter of hours pink eye symptoms took over one eye & by next day both eyes all very fast & severe w/ yellow discharge/fever is this normal?

Yes: If your eye is infected with a very aggressive, virulent bacteria the development of pus and discharge can be rapid and overwhelming. Get treated.

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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?

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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.

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18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

Roseola?: Typically a viral illness with fever, and rash. Rash usually appears when fever subsides. Like any other viral illness, management consists of symptomatic care.

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What's the best for pink eye, fever, sore throat and a runny nose? How long will this last? What's the illness called?

What's the best for pink eye, fever, sore throat and a runny nose? How long will this last? What's the illness called?

Few possibilities.: By your description, this could be allergies, viral throat infection or bacterial sinus infection, at least. Your best bet would be to seek a consultation with one of us here on HealthTap to go over your plight more specifically. We may be able to offer you some advice, or even a useful treatment.

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I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday. Have congested nasal passages and drainage. It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

I had pink eye and was put on ointment treatment until last friday. Have congested nasal passages and drainage. It is sunday evening & have sore throat with a couple of small white spots. No fever.

Possibly viral: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops/ointment are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. The same viruses that cause pink eye can also cause upper respiratory infections, so your symptoms may be related.

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1/2 week old has pink eye and flu, is this dangerous?

1/2 week old has pink eye and flu, is this dangerous?

Flu is worse: Flu can be a misdiagnosis or can be dangerous if fever goes too high and can cause dehydration. Flu can affect other organs, hence why a flu shot is recommended. Pink eye is not dangerous and can often be left untreated. Just see an ophthalmologist to make sure it is actually pink eye and not something worse. Feel better and drink lots of fluids. Good luck.

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The past 3 times I've been sick with a cold/flu I also had pink eye. Sometimes it's both eyes or other times just one. Will this keep happening?

The past 3 times I've been sick with a cold/flu I also had pink eye. Sometimes it's both eyes or other times just one. Will this keep happening?

Maybe: Reddish discoloration of the eyes is common in upper respiratory infections, and may not always be associated with a viral conjunctivitis (commonly called "pink eye"). The mucous membrane lining the sinuses is connected to the conjunctiva via a small canal (the nasolacrimal duct). Thus any inflammation in the sinuses can carry over into the eye as well, and it can be very asymmetric.

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Diabetic...I have had flu, earaches (2), pink eye and now cold! Why I keep getting sick one after another? What can I do to get better again? 4weeks!

Diabetic...I have had flu, earaches (2), pink eye and now cold! Why I keep getting sick one after another? What can I do to get better again? 4weeks!

Have to be sure you: Have your flu shot.Get sugar well under control. Eat healthy, sleep well at least 8 hours every night. Encourage follow up with your physician.

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

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