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Conjunctivitis Vs Cold In Eye
Totally different: Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which in adults is usually caused by a virus infecting the liniing of the eye similar to a cold infecting the lining of the throat. Most are self limited and need little care. Uveitis is a sterile inflammation of the inside of the eye causing pain, light sensitivity and a risk of internal eye damage. Treatment is with steroids; see an ophthalmolog ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Red eye: Pink eye is usually due to a bacterial infection, the lids get mattery, crusty, and stuck shut. Allergies make the surface of the eye red and produce a clear watery discharge, and is usually associated with some itching, and if you rub the eye you can get it secondarily infected and end up with a pink eye condition in addition. A cold is associated with a clear discharge and it can be infected. ...Read more
Yes but:: The standard approach to herpes zoster ophthalmicus includes oral antiviral therapy (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir) to limit VZV replication, and the use adjunctive topical steroid drops to reduce the inflammatory response and control immune-associated keratitis and iritis ...Read more
Coughing, nasal congestion, sneezing. Lower eyelid of one eye is swollen and hurts to the touch and eyes water. Connected or possible eye infection?
Different itching between eye allergy, dry eye, and blepharitis? Whats the causes of eye allergy? Whats the good medicine for eye allergy(safe to use)?
Itchy: The itching caused by blepharitis and allergy are similar and can best be determined by a thorough eye exam. Dry eye usually causes a foreign body sensation or gritty/burning feeling. You can try zaditor (ketotifen) over the counter for allergy, but if this does not work, see your local eye doctor for an appointment. The fall allergy season has already begun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotic: Drops do the trick.Get a more detailed answer ›
Best to use drops: Pink eye is usually viral in origin and so antibiotics are usually not used to treat the actual infection but to prevent the eye from contracting a bacterial infection on top of the viral infection. It would be best to stick with eyedrop antibiotics to avoid problems with stomach upset, diarrhea, and increased chance of resistant bacterial infections that can happen with oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing itchy eyes, eye pain (quality: sore or burning, in the eyelid) both eyelids, eyelid pain, eyelid swelling, gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants and eye irritation. Tired of the pain..
Eye iritation: suggest you see an ophthalmologist to make the correct diagnosis and start you on the appropriate drops. ...Read more
No: In fact, using the eye may help a little. Normal blinking and tearing can help remove excess germs from the surface of the eye. So by keeping the eye open, you may actually be reducing the number of days that the infection lasts. At the very least, it will not worsen the condition, so do not bother keeping your eyes closed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yep!: Very contagious.Get a more detailed answer ›
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