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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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5 month old gas asthma reflux had the flu 3 ear infection pink eye thrush and now boil in anus low immunity or something else?

5 month old gas asthma reflux had the flu 3 ear infection pink eye thrush and now boil in anus low immunity or something else?

Frequent infections: In view of all his infections at such a young age, I believe you should discuss his problem with your pediatrician. He may need to have immune globulins evaluated.

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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.

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What causes pink eye and how can I cure it?

What causes pink eye and how can I cure it?

See an Eye MD: There are numerous possible causes of conjunctivitis. Cannot be diagnosed over the computer. You need to see an eye md asap.

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What are the causes of pink eye and how common is it?

What are the causes of pink eye and how common is it?

Pink Eye: Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. I have seen patients who have been diagnosed with "pink eye" in emergency rooms. Iritis was the correct diagnosis. In short yes! .

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What causes rid if pink eye fast?

What causes rid if pink eye fast?

Pink eye: There is no way to cure pink eye quickly. The more common viral infections will often last 7-10 days no matter what you treat them with. Bacterial pink eye (usually with thicker drainage) may resolve more quickly with antibiotic drops.

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What is the pathogen that causes pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

What is the pathogen that causes pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

Virus: There are a number of viruses that can cause pink eye. Adenovirus is the most common one. Less commonly, conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria.

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Can HIV infection cause pink eye?

Can HIV infection cause pink eye?

No: Hiv can lower your ability to fight any infection, including eye infections (but it doesn't cause them).

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When I blew my nose some bubble discharge came out of the corner of my left eye. Can this cause pink eye?

When I blew my nose some bubble discharge came out of the corner of my left eye. Can this cause pink eye?

Might/not: The tear duct drains tear fluid from the inner corner of your eye through a long tubular drain that hugs the inside wall of the nose before emptying near it's base. It usually does not allow air to vent upwards but a forceful sneeze or blow could allow it. It might push germs up that could cause pinkeye but tear fluid has enzymes that suppress them. If it happens treat it, if not, ignore it.

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Bacterias present in Cover Ear Headphones, can cause pink eye, if make contact with the ear skin in a pillow and then the eyes for example?

Bacterias present in Cover Ear Headphones, can cause pink eye, if make contact with the ear skin in a pillow and then the eyes for example?

Yes and not always: Germs that may or may not cause a variety of problems are present on any surface that comes in contact with human skin. There are enzymes in the tears that suppress germ invasion of those spaces. Bacterial or viral pinkeye are caused when the living germs access that surface and multiplies. It usually transfers from fingers but can invade from air or the nasal passages up the tear duct.

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Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Eyelid edema: Following intense emotional situations with crying, runny nose, and lots of wiping eyelids and nose secretions, the eyelids often swell, eyes look red, and the ocular surface may be slightly irritated. Mucous is generated by the eye in response to the irritation. Sometimes contamination can be introduced into the eye with all the wiping. Not usually an infection results, but if worse, see eye doc.

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Does pink eye cause headaches?

Does pink eye cause headaches?

General description: "pink eye" is slang for any conjunctival inflammation which can be caused by an extremely high number of possibilities. Some of these causes can cause periocular pain ; headache. A careful assessment by your eye doc should help pinpoint any problems.

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Can pink eye cause a stye?

Can pink eye cause a stye?

Possible: But it can also lead to periorbital cellulitis. If you are concerned, get it checked out.

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Does pink eye always cause itching?

Does pink eye always cause itching?

Sometimes: Eyes that look red (so-called "pink-eye") can be due to many things including bacterial and viral infections, allergies, inflammations, etc. Typically allergic conjunctivitis produces itch. Itching is occasionally noted with bacterial and viral conjunctivitis as well, but less commonly. Blepharitis can produce itching on the lid margins.

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Is pink eye caused by fecal matter?

Is pink eye caused by fecal matter?

Rare: Most pink eyes are spread from others with pink eye and include bacterial and viral origin. I can imagine that fecal matter might cause an infection but have difficulty imagining how it got into the eye. I do not recommend trying this.

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Can sty or pink eye cause you to stay home?

No and Yes: Styes are not contagious, but pink eye from viral conjunctivitis can be highly contagious.

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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.

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Does pink eye cause blindness?

Does pink eye cause blindness?

Pink eye is a "cold": No, pink eye is a viral infection of the conjunctiva that will run a typical course in about a week, just like the common cold. There can be temporary vision disturbances in some cases but there is no risk of permanent vision loss or blindness.

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