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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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How do u get pink eye?

How do u get pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye, broadly referred as " conjunctivitis" only means your eye is red. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies as well as chemical irritation. Therefore not all " pink eyes" are treated the same. ...Read more

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How do you get pink eye?

How do you get pink eye?

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 more

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What can cause pink eye?

What can cause pink eye?

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 more

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How can pink eye start?

How can pink eye start?

Contagious: You got this from another person. Red eyes with purulent discharge is the usual presentation. If eye just red probably not pink eye or conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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How can I cure pink eye?

How can I cure pink eye?

Depends on cause.: 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 more

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How does pink eye spread?

How does pink eye spread?

Prevent spread: Now that you know how it is spread, work to prevent spreading to those around you. Wash your hands a lot! Don't shake hands, share pens, towels or pillows. Wash your hands again! The best thing you can do is not give this to your family friends and coworkers. ...Read more

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Does pink eye always itch?

Does pink eye always itch?

No: "pink eye" can indicate many things. If it is caused by an allergy, the eyes will itch and tear. ...Read more

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How do you contract pink eye?

How do you contract pink eye?

Contagious!: Most "pink eye" in adults is a viral infection, caught from someone else with pink eye, or something that person touched! Good hand washing, separate towels, and keeping your hands away from your eyes is essential. Lubricating eye drops can help. Antibiotic eye drops rarely help (although often requested). There are uncommon but serious causes of "red eye", so see your md for worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I cook if I have pink eye?

Can I cook if I have pink eye?

Yes you may cook: Pink eye is usually caused by a virus, which can be spread to others with close contact. Postpone the dinner party if you can, but if you have to cook for others, make sure to use strict hand washing. ...Read more

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How does someone get pink eye?

How does someone get pink eye?

Pink Eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. ...Read more

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How do you resolve a pink eye?

Depends: Pink eye is a generic term for an inflammation of the eye, the causes which include allergy, virus and bacteria. To determine the cause and therefore the treatment it would be best to see a doctor in your area. ...Read more

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I have pink eye. What can I do?

I have pink eye. What can I do?

Depends: 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 more

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How do you catch pink eye at 80?

How do you catch pink eye at 80?

See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis. The treatment depends on the cause
bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently.Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with antihistamine eye drops with/without oral antihistamines
see your doctor or opthalmologist, you can get any of these@80. ...Read more

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What this stuff pink eye medicine?

What this stuff pink eye medicine?

I don't understand: Your question. 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 more

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How can I know if I have pink eye?

How can I know if I have pink eye?

See docrtor: If the eye is pink you have "pink eye". There are many causes, bacteria, virus, allergies, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of pink eye?

Sx's: Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat pink eye?

Eval: 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 more

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How do you know if you have pink eye?

How do you know if you have pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye will look red with push discharge. It is itchy usually. ...Read more

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Should I change sheets after pink eye?

Should I change sheets after pink eye?

Yes: Assuming you mean viral conjunctivitis when you say pink eye, then yes. Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious by contact, and can be transferred by touching surfaces. ...Read more

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Is reinfection with pink eye possible?

Is reinfection with pink eye possible?

No: Assuming your reference to pink eye is viral conjunctivitis, no, you cannot re-infect yourself. However, it is possible that you get another infection from a different strain. ...Read more

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How to know when you have the pink eye?

Many types: A "pink" eye can be infectious, allergic, chemical, autoimmune, phototoxic, etc. Most "pink" eyes referred to by the general public refer to infection. Baccterial conjunctivitis is often mucopurulent with a goopey discahrge, crusting of lids and sometimes blurred vision. It is easily treated with antiiotics. Other forms of "pink" eye are treated differently. ...Read more

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What are some of the pink eye symptoms?

What are some of the pink eye symptoms?

Irritation: Burning, itching, redness, tearing, discharge and blurred vision can all be signs of pink eye or acute conjunctivitis. The severity and mix of symptoms depends on the cause (viral/bacterial/allergic, etc.). ...Read more

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What is pink eye and how can I treat it?

What is pink eye and how can I treat it?

Pink eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require > ...Read more

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Is ok to hold my baby if I have pink eye?

Is ok to hold my baby if I have pink eye?

Yes With caution: Most common from viral conjunctivitis is very contagious. You can infect another simply by touching your eye or face and then transmitting the virus to a surface or another person. Washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol sanitizer will help prevent transmission to your baby. Do not share washcloths or towels. Wash all inspected garments and hot water. Clean surfaces too. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pink eye or not?

How do I know if I have pink eye or not?

Allergic/Viral/Bacte: Pink eye is lay mans term used for redness in the eye which can be caused by different conditions
allergic conjunctivitis little redness, swelling and itching
viral infection especially adenovirus, herpes zoster, can be with severe pain, intolerance to light and vision problem
baterial infection which will present with redness, discharge and pain
subconjunctival hemorrhage redness only, no pain/itching. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye and how can I cure it?

What causes pink eye and how can I cure it?

Pink eye symptoms: Can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. 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 more

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I have pink eye and its painful is that normal?

I have pink eye and its painful is that normal?

Infection: You likely have an infection given the history of unilateral involvement. Although unusual at your age, severe eye pain may also be a sign of glaucoma. ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I have pink eye?

What could I do to determine if I have pink eye?

Pink eye: Watery greenish discharge, redness, irritation, blurred vision, mild discomfort, mild lid swelling, mild light sensitivity, associated cold symptoms. See eye doctor. ...Read more

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