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Does Fecal Matter Cause Pink Eye
Sometimes: Eyes that look red (so-called "pink-eye") can be due to many things including bacterial and viral infections, allergies, inflammations, etc. Typically allergic conjunctivitis produces itch. Itching is occasionally noted with bacterial and viral conjunctivitis as well, but less commonly. Blepharitis can produce itching on the lid margins. ...Read more
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
Pink eye is a "cold": No, pink eye is a viral infection of the conjunctiva that will run a typical course in about a week, just like the common cold. There can be temporary vision disturbances in some cases but there is no risk of permanent vision loss or blindness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent spread: Now that you know how it is spread, work to prevent spreading to those around you. Wash your hands a lot! don't shake hands, share pens, towels or pillows. Wash your hands again! the best thing you can do is not give this to your family friends and coworkers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Pink eye or viral conjunctivitis can be mild or very severe. Most cases are self-limited and the eye recovers back to normal after 2-3 weeks. In severe cases you can have corneal inflammation with vision loss and significant scarring of the conjunctiva. These cases require stronger topical prescription eye drops and can cause permanent change or loss of vision. ...Read more
Bacterial Course: Conjunctivis caused by bacteria can cause thick drainage from eye. With use of antibiotic drop, drainage clears within 72 hrs and eye redness may continue 7-10 days with gradual improvement. After using eyedrops for 24 hours, and if pus is minimal, children can return to day care or school. ...Read more
Bacterial Causes: When caused by bacteria, conjunctivitis can be associated with purulent discharge. This discharge usually clears within 72 hrs with antibiotic drop use. Eye redness may often persist several more days. Practice careful hand washing and limit touching eyes to prevent spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
E.coli: The most common would be e.Coli.Get a more detailed answer ›
Conjunctiva: Pink eye is a viral infection of the conjunctival lining of the eye - the transparent membrane that overlies the white sclera. A few types of virus also invade the cornea and these can be considerably painful and stressful. This lining is a mucus membrane and those cells match the needs of the virus - thus they invade that tissue. ...Read more
Conjuntivitis: Most cases of viral conjunctivitis have mild discharges if any. This heavy, purulent type of discharge may need to be cultured and treated with an antibacterial ophthalmic ointment along with warm compresses. An ophthalmologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise you and treat this condition. ...Read more
I've read urine color can show how hydrated you are & clear or pale yellow is best. Does that mean color in toilet (w/toilet H2O) or urine by itself?
Urine = hydration: The less water is in your body, the less your kidneys are willing to allow to go to waste. If urine is darker, it usually means the body is need of more water. Drinking enough to keep the toilet water very pale after urinating is good advice for most people. Those with heart or kidney failure may need more individual instructions from their doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circular bump on cornea clear and DIRECTLY on the cornea, doesn't cause blurry vision or anything no that I've noticed , is it serious causes tearing?
Possible liver issue: If this is new onset and especially if you feel ill, you should see your primary md asap or possibly even go to the er. This may mean your liver is failing or that you have hepatitis. If this is longstanding issue and you are a darkly pigmented person, it may be within the normal range. ...Read more
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