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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)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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What's allergic conjunctivitis and what causes it?

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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Can viral conjunctivitis cause a headache?

Can viral conjunctivitis cause a headache?

Possibly: Viral conjunctivitis can sometimes be a part of a larger viral infection. The systemic viral infection can cause headaches. A viral infection confined to the eye can cause photophobia, which can cause a headache. ...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

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Can conjunctivitis cause headaches?

Can conjunctivitis cause headaches?

Yes : Conjunctivitis is often caused by a viral infection in your body, in which your eyes are generally secondarily involved. The viral syndrome often has associated aches and pains in joints and muscles, sore throat and invariably headaches. Often treatment involves rest, fluids, analgesics for pain and fever, and irrigation and cleansing the eye secretions. Sometimes the eyes require other treatments. ...Read more

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What is difference between blepharitis and conjunctivitis? Can one cause the other?

What is difference between blepharitis and conjunctivitis? Can one cause the other?

Eyelid vs eye: Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid. It is treated by gently scrubbing the eyelids with ocusoft wipes or with a q-tip and baby shampoo. There is bacteria and debris built up on the eyelid and eyelashes (rx antibiotic drops may help). Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva - layer covering the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Can be from virus, bacteria, allergy or chemical. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes conjunctivitis in babies and children?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes conjunctivitis in babies and children?

Viruses and bacteria: Cause the infections. Children do not have the best hygiene and will touch their eyes with unclean fingers. They can also get an eye infection that travels up to the eyes from an infection in the nose. Infants can have an eye infection from exposure at birth. ...Read more

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Are all boils caused by staph virus?

Are all boils caused by staph virus?

No.: Staph (short for staphylococcus) is a genus of bacteria and is not a virus. Cutaneous abscesses (boils) can be caused by / associated with staph infections, but not all cutaneous abscesses are staph related. ...Read more

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What could cause you get staph infection?

What could cause you get staph infection?

Some thoughts...: Some people have staph bacteria colonizing their skin or nose and have no obvious symptoms. During times of illness, stress, skin breakdown (cuts, scrapes) or immunosuppression, the bacteria can cause infection. You can also get it from coming into contact with it in the environment or with a person who has an active staph lesion. ...Read more

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Can pylonephritis cause staph aureus infection?

Can pylonephritis cause staph aureus infection?

Hmm: If the pyelonephritis is due to bacteria Staph Aureus it can be the cause of the pyelonephritis . But having pyelonephritis does not mean you have or will cause staph aureus infection. ...Read more

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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