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Does Keeping Eye Closed Help A Case Of Conjunctivitis
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
Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more
Diagnosed CHRONIC GIANT PAPILLARY CONJUNCTIVITIS. Have enzymatic cleaned contacts/not worn them. Eyes still closed w/pus in am. Bacterial?
I woke up and think i have, conjunctivitis, my right eye is almost closed and has a lot of yellow puss com ing out, what caused this, and treatment?
4 yo. Watery discharge from eyes, mostly colorless. Eyelids closed when waking up in am. 2nd day. How do I make sure its conjunctivitis or an allergy?
Can be tricky: The difference between allergy eyes and pink eye is generally that pink eye has thicker drainage that is usually yellow or green and also there is usually an outbreak in daycare or in the family that you can trace the infection to and allergy eye has more watery drainage like you are describing and you may notice your child rubbing at the eyes and also having an itchy nose. Here is a good link! http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/conjunctivitis ...Read more
Yes: Mild conjunctivitis can be associated with eye redness and irritation without crusting/stickiness/discharge. I would recommend trying cool compresses, chilled over-the-counter artificial tears, and observation. If it is getting worse or not resolving, you need to see an eye doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
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
Depends on the type: Infectious conjunctivitis is usually bacterial or viral. Both can be transmitted by touch. The viral form is highly contagious and virus can last for hours on inanimate objects like mugs and computers. If you have viral conjunctivitis it is best to avoid any work that could permit transmission of the virus to others. See an eye doctor before going to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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