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Can Viral Pink Eye Be Spread From The Liquid In One Eye To The Other
Yep!: Very contagious.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the difference between pink eye and herpes viral infection of the eye? Can you get either one from herpes simplex on the lips?
Different virus: Although the term "pink eye" is somewhat vague, it typically refers to an infection caused by adenovirus, is quite common, and highly contagious. Herpes simplex is also a virus which can cause an eye infection, is much less common, and can potentially be much more serious. You will need to see your eye md to distinguish the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6th day of pink eye. Still getting worse. Have used polymyxin b sulfate. There seems to be liquid buildup in membrane can barely see
Two reasons: Getting worse, first what you have is most likely a viral infection, second you may have an allergy to sulas or other component of poly yin drops. ...Read more
Up to: 2 weeks, usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated. ...Read more
Did I get diagnosed wrong? I have pink eye with bright green snot coming out of my eyes constantly, and they are treating it as if its viral and not b
Second opinion: If you are not confident in the initial diagnosis, get a second opinion. A virus is the most common cause of conjunctivitis by far. And for that, no antibiotics are needed. Discharge is normally milky/watery. If you experienece any decrease in vision, definitely get evaluated by an eye doc. Take care. ...Read more
None really: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, 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. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Not possible: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. It will clear without treatment and there is no specific treatment to speed up healing.If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go b ack to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...Read more
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