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What should I do to help my eye conjunctivitis?

What should I do to help my eye conjunctivitis?

Hygiene: The by far most common cause of conjunctivitis is viral. There is no actual treatment for this. You should keep the eye clean, and take care not to spread the condition to your family, coworkers and friends. These are self limited conditions which will self heal in 3-10 days in most cases. ...Read more

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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How come I keep getting conjunctivitis in the same eye?

How come I keep getting conjunctivitis in the same eye?

See Eye MD: Find out why you are getting it. Recurrent or chronic conjunctiviits can be diagnosed and managed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to sleep when you have conjunctivitis crud in your eyes?

How to sleep when you have conjunctivitis crud in your eyes?

Eye discharge: If you have an active conjunctivitis, appropriate topical therapy (drops and/or ointment) should resolve this problem in a few days and sleeping will not be a problem. Then follow with good hygiene. ...Read more

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For the experts - might you apply breastmilk on your eyes if you suspect you have conjunctivitis?

For the experts - might you apply breastmilk on your eyes if you suspect you have conjunctivitis?

Myth: There is one great place to use breast milk & that is to feed the kid. Conjunctivitis is often viral and self heals. The milk is a foreign substance that is not ph balanced to be an eye treatment. At best it will not harm, at worst it might. ...Read more

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Does conjunctivitis usually cause eye pain?

Does conjunctivitis usually cause eye pain?

Varies: Depending on the cause of the conjunctivitis, it can cause tenderness or a mild irritation versus no pain. ...Read more

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Can some eye drops exacerbate your conjunctivitis?

Can some eye drops exacerbate your conjunctivitis?

Yes: As an interesting fact, most of the conjunctivitis I see is virally caused. Often an affected individual has been treated at Urgent care facility after hrs, & is prescribed an antibiotic, usually an aminoglycoside (gentamicin, or tobramycin). When they see me, it's on the basis of worsening eye condition. Often (not always) 1 of these 2 antibiotics causes significant ocular Irritation. ...Read more

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I am suffering in conjunctivitis on left eye. Please help.

I am suffering in conjunctivitis on left eye. Please help.

A quick visit: To your doctor should sort that out for you. If a viral conjunctivitis (most common) symptoms resolve spontaneously in a few days. Your doctor should just take a look to establish diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does eye pain associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does eye pain associated with conjunctivitis last?

Usually less than 5: Eye pain with conjunctivitus usually improves over a few days. There are less common types that can involve the cornea and can go on quiet abit longer. Herpes simplex can be a cause of conjuctivitus and is a leading cause of corneal blindness. In most cases there will be sever e pain, decreased vision and light sensitivity. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis?

How do I tell if I have dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis?

Dry eye vs allergy: Dry eye typically feels scratchy, irritated, like something is in your eye, light sensitive. Allergies in the eye typically causes itchiness in the eye. ...Read more

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I have bad conjunctivitis and I got eye drops, but not working - what can I do?

I have bad conjunctivitis and I got eye drops, but not working - what can I do?

Not much: Usually viral and drops don't help. Should be gone in a week or so, like a cold. ...Read more

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Home care for conjunctivitis, my eyes hurt even when I use wet paper towel to clean.

Home care for conjunctivitis, my eyes hurt even when I use wet paper towel to clean.

Conjunctivitis: The most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. If discharge, use warm towel to clear it away. For more info: see eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis/pink eye start is it contagious?

How many days before the symptoms of conjunctivitis/pink eye start is it contagious?

Varies: Bacterial pink eye is usually pretty fast. Your eye comes in contact with the germ, it grows, and you have symptoms. Viruses can incubate for days, weeks, or months before symptoms begin. Allergies begin when you are exposed to the substance to which you are allergic. Bacteria and viruses are contagious. Allergies are not. ...Read more

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Do I have to stay home from school tomorrow because I have conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Do I have to stay home from school tomorrow because I have conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

School rules!?: Depends on school rules. Some make you stay home until you've taken antibiotics for at least 1 day. Doesn't make sense since most pink eye is caused by viruses, which antibiotics don't treat. But school rules are rules. Otherwise, you can go to school. You're contagious as long as your eyes are goopy or you cough/sneeze. Be nice. Cover your mouth/nose. Wash hands. A lot. ...Read more

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Can I have conjunctivitis (pink eye) without having any pinkness or redness in my eyes?

Possibly: Pink eye, or epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, by definition causes red eyes. As the infection starts to heal, the pink tinge of the conjunctiva (skin over the white of the eye) may diminish to a point where it appears normal, but you may still be contagious. A rule of thumb is that as long as you do not look or feel 100% normal, you may still be infected and contagious. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what good remedies do you know for treating pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

Could you tell me what good remedies do you know for treating pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

Depends: Depends on the organism causing the infection. You may need anti-viral if herpetic, mild steroid if viral, antibiotic (plus or minus steroid) if bacterial, anti-fungal if fungus. You need an exam to determine. ...Read more

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How long does it generally take for conjunctivitis to heal once you have started eye drops?

How long does it generally take for conjunctivitis to heal once you have started eye drops?

Conjunctivitis: Viral conjunctivitis can often take up to two weeks to heal and is unresponsive to antibiotics. The body's immune system builds up resistance to the virus and fights it off. Bacterial conjunctivitis often responds within a week to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are inflammed eyes a sign of infection elsewhere in the body (I don't have conjunctivitis)?

Are inflammed eyes a sign of infection elsewhere in the body (I don't have conjunctivitis)?

Not necessarily: Unless you have an abscessed tooth, or have a cavernous sinus issue in which the eye can be involved. Routinely, the answer would be, 'No'. Have your PCP involved to checking this out for you in person. Nothing beats an in person office visit. Good luck! ...Read more

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