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Conjunctivitis Vs Cold In The Eye
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What is the best Antiviral medicine to treat herpes conjunctivitis in the eye? And will my eye ever be white and clear again?
Herpetic conjunctivi: The most common medications used for herpetic conjunctivitis or keratitis are acyclovir and valacyclovir pills. There are also eye drops, like trifluridine that some MDs prescribe, but they are used for a very short time frame. I find the pills to be best. You may be prescribed antibiotic drops to prevent superinfection on top it, but it depends. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I put topical bacitracin in my eye due to conjunctivitis, cant get to docs until tomorrow. The eye feels great, might this treat the infection?
Possibly: If the topical bacitracin that you put in the eye is meant for the eye, then yes it can possibly treat a mild bacterial conjunctivitis. If the medication is not meant for the eye, I would hold off putting any more in. There are components of non-ophthalmic medications that can irritate the eye and cause more harm than good. I would follow up with doctor tomorrow. ...Read more
My little one has had a red swollen eye for the last few days, only on the one side it is tearing quite frequently there is no puss is this possibly conjunctivitis or is it possible that there is a foreign body in the eye? Thankyou x
Ophthalmologist prescribed desonide cream. 05% to rub on eyelids, (allegeric conjunctivitis)...how do I do that without getting it in the eye?
Wrong question: Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of the membranes inside the eyelids + around the eyeball. This steroid cream is applied to the skin for dermatitis. Calcineurin inhibitor such as tacrolimus ointment is preferred for eyelids. It is more effective and safer. But conjunctivitis requires medication applied INSIDE the eyelid or on the eyeball. There are different products made for this applicati ...Read more
Does allergic conjunctivitis respond to the eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis? And vice versa does bacterial respond to antihistamine drops?
If it is a bacterial infection, it should only respond to antibiotics much like allergic conjunctivitis should only respond to only allergy drop like antihistamine/and or mast cell stabilizer drop. However some infections can cause itchiness in which case an allergy drop is added in addition to an antibiotic drop. For further info/rx, feel free to consult me at healthtap. Com/rebeccamammo
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One eye is very red. Just getting over a cold and severe sore throat. The eye is NOT painful and there is not any discharge. Could it be pink eye?
Is it helpful to put, cold compress under eye with conjunctivitis? What are some remedies I can do to relieve the pressure around my eye?
Ice: Might help but you really need antibiotics if you do not have them you need to be seen. ...Read more
After or during a cold, without Conjunctivitis. My eyes are immune to the same serotype of the virus too or only the respiratory system?
If I'm having a cold, if my eye enter in contact with my saliva, I can develop a conjunctivitis? Or the virus enter in contact anyway via tear-duct?
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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 more
How can I tell the difference between my daughter having pink eye, begin poked in the eye, or something irritating her eye......She's 11 months?
Exam: She needs an exam. Getting poked would typically only cause tearing, and then lead to possible redness. An infection would be red with possible discharge and tearing, irritation could be all of the above. ...Read more
Different locations: Pink eye refers to an infection in the conjunctiva, the clear membrane over the white of your eye. A sty is an infection in one of the glands in the eyelid. ...Read more
Currently on eye drops for pink eye. It went away but now I have redness just on the outside and inner corner. Still taking the eye drops?
I just need some advise. I believe I got Pink eye, my eye started iching last knight. I got up in the middle of the knight barley able to open the eye?
No: Redness and drainage characterize a "pink eye" infection. ...Read more
I have pink eye can I use the eye drops the doctor gave me from to month's ago and there not expired yet?
Unexpired eye drops: Did the doctor prescribe the same drops again? If he did then it is OK because it is not expired. If it was not prescribed do not use it as the condition may be different, as pink eye twice in 2 months is unusual, may be dry eye, chemical, viral, bacterial or iritis/anteior uveitis -an inflammation-not infection, even glaucoma (usually pain) f/u/ with ophthalmologist or optometrist. ...Read more
My 8 yr old daughter has pink eye & its a fight to get the eye drops in her eye what else can I do to help her?
Help with eye drops: One technique I use with my own kids is the have them lay flat with the eyes closed. I apply one or two drops of the medicine in the inner corner of the eye then open the eye lids with my finger while rolling the child's head towards the ear on that same side as the eye the was dropped. Enough of the eye drop will roll into the eye to get an adequate dosage. The fear of the drop coming is reduced. ...Read more
After a viral pharyngitis, it will make me imune to the virus in other parts of the body? Like the eye (pink eye), I'm already with no symptoms
My child had symptoms of pink eye, redness, discharge, and itchy. Within 2 hours the eye cleared up without treatment. Could this still be pink eye?
Pink eye: Pink eye refers to any thing that causes the white of the eye to be irritated. If symptoms return and persist for more than a day get him examined ...Read more
I got pink eye the other day and the eye drops aren't helping the itching or burning like they are sopousto I heard that warm chamomiel tea bags help?
What drops?: The tea bags will do nothing to speed the resolutions of the condition. The application of heat may help but it depends on the exact diagnosis. Your best option is to see your eye doctor for more effective treatment. ...Read more
My 8 month old has had a fever diagnosed with ear infection and pink eye. Penicillin was given 5 days ago. Eye treatmentis over but the eye is still pink. What should I do?
What's the difference between pink eye and herpes viral infection of the eye? Can you get either one from herpes simplex on the lips?
Different virus: Although the term "pink eye" is somewhat vague, it typically refers to an infection caused by adenovirus, is quite common, and highly contagious. Herpes simplex is also a virus which can cause an eye infection, is much less common, and can potentially be much more serious. You will need to see your eye md to distinguish the two. ...Read more
I have bacterial pink eye. I just started my antibiotic eye drops yesterday. It's called tobramycin ophthalmic. Can I drink alcohol while on the eye d?
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
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