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What can I do to stop chronic pink eye?

What can I do to stop chronic pink eye?

Hand Hygiene: If it is really recurrent pink eye you should see an eye doctor. Most likely however it is allergic conjunctivitis and may respond to eye drops like patanol. A chronic tear duct infection may also be the issue and it may need probing. If you are getting recurrent infections it might also be that (like teachers and pediatricians) you are repeatedly exposed and reinfected by your hands. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

The conjunctiva is the outer layer of thye eye. Conjunctivitis means inflammation by any irritant. The normal pale clear tissue will look iritated and discolored from light pink to angry red and ...Read more


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Ct shows all sinuses diseased. Rt ethmoid drain blocked, plus 2 polyps, causing chronic pink eye. Surgery's next week but prednisone/antibiotics helping (after 3 months). Still need surgery? Normal?

Ct shows all sinuses diseased. Rt ethmoid drain blocked, plus 2 polyps, causing chronic pink eye. Surgery's next week but prednisone/antibiotics helping (after 3 months). Still need surgery? Normal?

Yes: The conditions that you described are still present, just being minimized by the steroid/antibiotic combination. The underlying problem still exists. The medications that you are taking will decrease the risks of an infection delaying operation, but you should not be on them long-term. Any questions you should contact your ENT surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy for chronic, recurring pink eye with severe eye pain and pressure right above infected eye?

No: You will need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and for management of these problems. ...Read more

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What is my back pain from I have had a serious sinus infection for 3 weeks. Currently I am recovering from the sinus infection and pink eye. Since recovery my back has been in chronic pain. I know it is not from coughing or anything and it is not just in

Most : Most likely you have strained your back from being sick, but rarely infections may spread through your blood to your back and cause an infection in your back. I would recommend being checked out by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic sinusitis for yrs with pink-eye-like symptoms/eye pressure for 3 mos. After CT one ENT says surgery now! 2nd ENT says stronger drugs. Which?

Cannot advise: Without seeing the films and having your full medical history it is impossible to intelligently provide an answer. If you have had this for years and have not been able to resolve it, eradication seems unlikely with medication alone. There may be other alternatives to full surgery. Get a third opinion or discuss at length with the two doctors who differ. ...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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What are the symptoms of pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: Symptoms of conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, include reddness and irritation of the eye, especially the membrane lining the eyelids, the conjunctiva. This may also cause tearing or a discharge from the eye. ...Read more

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What is pink eye?

Virus: Viral conjunctivitis is the other name for pink eye. It generally clears on its own, but often antibiotic drops are prescribed to keep a bacterial infection from setting up in the eye after the virus has irritated it. ...Read more

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After I blink with my pink eye medicine do I wash it out?

After I blink with my pink eye medicine do I wash it out?

No need: Your eye is efficient at washing itself out and any excess fluid in the eye will either go over the cheek with the next blink or pass down the plumbing that connects the lining of the eye with the nose. So you don't need to wash it out unless it is irritating. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Definition)

Pink eye is also known as Conjunctivitis. Inflammation of a layer called the conjunctiva is referred to as "pink ...Read more