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Unlikely: The eyes are pretty terrific at fighting off potential invaders. Most conjunctivitis is due to viruses. Bacterial usually requires underlying breaks in the defense such as trauma, recent surgery and immunologic deficiency. Rubbing by itself will not cause bacterial infection. If your hands are somehow infected and there is a break in the defense it is possible. Avoid rubbing and wash hands. ...Read more
Could be either: Try cool compresses, artifical tears, and an allergy medicine such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). If it's viral, it will clear up on its own in a few days. If it doesn't, you should see your doctor. Also see your doctor if you wake up with goop in your eyelashes making them feel like they are glued shut. This can indicate a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Yes, others can too: While this can signify an infection associated with contact lens overwear, a red, itchy eye with whitish discharge is quite consistent with allergies. Cool compressed, artificial tears, otc allergy drops such as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway or prescription drops such as Pataday are all effective means of treating this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Word confusion: The lay and medical community both use overlapping terms for inflammatory conditions of the eye linings. If its pink, whether due to viruses, hair spray or bacteria, some will call it pink eye. Any goopy eye from non bacterial caused may become contaminated by bacteria over time most do not as the tears have some anti bacterial properties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
E.coli: The most common would be e.Coli.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dry eyes n blepharitis. Seen 2 eye doc. Always give FML, (fluorometholone) lubricants. Sick of frequent eye inflammation, use eye drops daily n clean eyelid. Any cure?
The short answer is: yes, you can treat the blepharitis with a variety of treatments. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises a variety of treatments depending upon the etiology (cause) of your blepharitis. This can range from eyelid hygiene with OTC lid scrubs or baby shampoo, to topical and even oral antibiotic treatment. Have your ophthalmologist look at the margins to identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be conjunctivitis make base of eyelashes (skin around eyelashes which near eyecorner) n eyecorner (in eye + skin) itch n dry eye?
Pink Eye: The symptoms of pinkeye differ based on the cause of the inflammation. Symptoms may include: redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid, increased amount of tears, thick yellow discharge that crusts over the eyelashes, especially after sleep, green or white discharge from the eye, itchy eyes, burning eyes, blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light.The treatment for pinkeye depends on the cause. ...Read more
Many possible reason: Tarsal conj is difficult to see on yourself, so are you sure you have the terminology correct? Tarsal conjunctiva is the conjunctiva adjacent to the tarsal plate on the upper lid. It is usually examined by inverting the upper lid. ...Read more
Hi ocular pressure, blepharoconjuctivitis, growths on tonsils & back of throat. Got antibacterial eye drops &zithromax no change. Herpes or fungus?
Possibly: Red eyes is just a sign of irritation. It is very non-specific and can be caused by numerous etiologies including eye strain. Eye strain leads to dry eyes, which could then cause red eyes. You should see an eye md for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?
Perhaps: Diagnosis cannot be made from your short list of symptoms alone. When was the last time you had a comprehensive Dental examination and a comprehensive Medical physical. If it's been a while, please schedule now. ...Read more
Dry Eye Syndrome: The vast majority of patients with this symptom have significant dry eye syndrome. You can try other otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe etc, but likely you will find them inadequate as well. See an eye md for accurate diagnosis, and management, which may include the rx drop restasis, plugs in the draining tear ducts, oral supplements, increasing humidity in the environment etc. ...Read more
Probably allergy: If the primary symptom is itchiness, the problem is probably an environmental allergy like pollen, dust mites or animal dander. A white, stretchy-stringy discharge is common with allergies. If the primary symptom is a yellow or green discharge, it is probably an infection (conjunctivitis). In adults, these infections are usually caused by cold viruses and usually resolve on their own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer