Top 20 Doctor insights on: Can pink eye make you sick
Yes Pink Eye: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. Http://eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ...Read more
I'm obsessed with getting sick from pink eye. It is making me clean everything that I use with alcohol and bactericide soap, this is really necessary?
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!
Cold for 3 wks, then a facial herpes breakout, then pink eye. Went to dr, gave me a prescription for amoxicillin because "i've been sick so long" why?
I had pink eye from a sinus infection about a month ago, and today I noticed my vision as blurry in that same eye, I have realized that it has been blurry since being sick, but thought it was just tired eyes, or because of allergies. Now I realize my visi
Ophthalmologist: Evaluation ASAP please, kind of urgent, need to make sure your eye and eye muscles are fine before treating your sinuses ...Read more
I was sick two weeks ago with a cold, had viral pink eye. Now still have sore throat and pink eye comes and goes. What is this and how do I get better?
Depends: Most pink eye is viral which has to just go away on its own and the treatment is to improve comfort and prevent spread. Bacterial causes are cured easily with antibiotic eye drops. Allergic causes are treated with allergy eye drops. There are other less common causes as well. But garden variety viral conjunctivitis has to run its course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pink Eye: Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most commonly viral: "pinkeye" is a general term for inflammation of the white of the eye, or conjunctivitis. It is often viral, but can be bacterial or even allergic. Some forms of viral pinkeye can be quite debilitating, even leading to visual loss. Recent antiviral medications have proved quite effective against the more severe forms of conjunctivitis, so be sure to see your eye doctor at the first signs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral conjunctivitis: He overwhelming majority of "pink eye" cases are due to viral conjunctival infection. This is usually self limited, dramatic looking, and moderately contagious. There are other causes of eye redness. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer