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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 more
Diagnosed CHRONIC GIANT PAPILLARY CONJUNCTIVITIS. Have enzymatic cleaned contacts/not worn them. Eyes still closed w/pus in am. Bacterial?
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
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?
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
Pink Eye: Yes. Of course. There are numerous viruses and other infectious bugs. ...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 more
See Eye MD: Find out why you are getting it. Recurrent or chronic conjunctiviits can be diagnosed and managed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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
What is the cause?: See an ophthalmologist to help you address the cause! ...Read more
Doctor can: Differentiate. Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more
Yes: This is quite typical.Get a more detailed answer ›
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