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What is usual cause of conjunctivitis in schools?

What is usual cause of conjunctivitis in schools?

Pink eye: Viral and allergic. But the most contagious is bacterial, that is why antibiotics are prescribed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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What's allergic conjunctivitis and what causes it?

Itchy eyes: Allergies of eye start with allergan such as pollen, animal dander, foreign object or chemicals and the resulting reaction to them such as swelling and redness, watering, mucous secretion and of course itching. Avoidance, cold compresses, eyed drops for this, and or allergy pills or shots are usually helpful. ...Read more

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What are the bacteria cause conjunctivitis?

What are the bacteria cause conjunctivitis?

Bacterial conjunctiv: The following are the most common ones Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Chlamydia ...Read more

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Is it possible for conjunctivitis to cause blindness?

Is it possible for conjunctivitis to cause blindness?

Specific types: can cause significant visual impairment but this is unlikely in a developed country, especially if treated early. Most commonly it is viral or allergic and the risk of vision issues is very low. See an eye doctor so they can diagnose the specific type of conjunctivits and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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Can herpes and staph mix together and cause new viruses?

No: Herpes is a virus, while staph(short for staphylococcus) is a bacteria. They cannot mix together. They can both infect a person at the same time though. There are viruses - like the flu - that can "combine" when infected the same cell to form "super" viruses. ...Read more

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Can herpes and staph mix together and cause new viruses?

Can herpes and staph mix together and cause new viruses?

In brief. NO. !: No! Staph infections are bacteria. Herpes infections are virus. The two can coexist on one patient. There' s no known way Staph and herpes virus can mix to produce a new germ. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chronic sinusitis to cause chronic conjunctivitis?

Is it possible for chronic sinusitis to cause chronic conjunctivitis?

It's possible: The sinuses are connected to the eyes and ears, so it's not uncommon for them to be affected in chronic sinusitis. An eye md (ophthalmologist) can tell you exactly what the issues are causing the redness and rx appropriate therapy, but it's important to get your sinusitis under control as well. Nasal saline irrigation as well as nasal sprays can help. ...Read more

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I get staph infections very regularly. Since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?

I get staph infections very regularly. Since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?

Skin Staph infection: Staph can potentially cause internal infections as well. Recurrent staph infections likely means that you are colonized with staph. Staph lives in certain areas of the body without causing infection then periodically comes out and causes folliculitis or abscesses. More common in people with diabetes. To reduce colonization, areas must be treated with Mupirocin cream. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

Staphylococcal infection is a bacterial infection that can cause disease in many parts of the body. Staph infections ...Read more