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Does Pink Eye Cause Headaches
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
I have really bad pink eye and I got medicine two days ago but it's not getting better. I have a headache too now. What should I do?
Do u get a stabbing headache with pink eye? I have had it for several days now it lasts for only 10 seconds or so but it is awful about once an hour
Not likely.: Pink eye is more likely to cause itching, irritation and discharge, but not a stabbing headache, and this should be evaluated. Pink eye is often associated with sinusitis or ear infection, which could cause headache, but there are other reasons that an eye can turn red and look like pink eye including migraine, so understanding the cause is important. ...Read more
One of my eyes is pinkish and I have a bad headache. could it be pink eye? And is honey and distilled water an effective remedy?
Do not put honey: in your eye! It's bee vomit! If your problem persists see a doctor! ...Read more
I took my contacts out yesterday because they felt a little dry and i think i may have scratched one o my eyes, bit my roommate said it looks a little like pink eye. I also am experiencing severe headaches, blurred vision and pain when there are any chan
My son was diagnosed with scarlet fever a week ago got pink eye two days ago eye swollen has eye drops fever back and has a headache?
I have blood shot eyes and am having really bad headaches. I have a history of pseudo tumor .. Should I see a doctor or do I just have pink eye ?
You need to see: a doctor. This is not pink eye. ...Read more
Headache, blurry vision, recent case of pink eye, nausea/vomiting. It's this normal after pink eye is cleared?
Pink eye troubles: The question is "what" caused your pink eye because it may not have just been a simple viral infection if u now have continued problems. You need a thorough evaluation urgently. I suggest u call your primary MD now or go to the ER. Not to scare you, but anything with the vision u should take seriously. Plus u could use real med treatment for symptoms. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Should my pinkeye after 4 days cause pain in the eye and headache? Antobotic drops made my eye swell bad,i stopped taking them yesterday,see doc again
Call doc.: Call your doctor for what to do now. You are getting worse and might need to be seen today to find out what is going on. Take l (25-50 mg, if able to take it) and see if it helps while you wait, in case allergy to the drops is causing your symptoms. If it does not help, don't take any more of it. ...Read more
Viral conjunctivitis: He overwhelming majority of "pink eye" cases are due to viral conjunctival infection. This is usually self limited, dramatic looking, and moderately contagious. There are other causes of eye redness. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more
Pink eye symptoms: can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. 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
Pink eye is common.: Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. ...Read more
Treatment depends on: cause and there isn't a fast cure. 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
Semen contact: With your eyes can definitely cause eye irritation but not an infection. This will lead to eye redness. However, unlike an actual eye infection, this should resolve pretty quickly after you irrigate your eye with water. ...Read more
Yes: Chloramphenicol can cause ocular surface irritation in some patients. If you develop this issue, the med can be discontinued and another med can be utilized. The redness should resolve once the med is discontinued. ...Read more
If you have pink eye, how likely is it that it was caused by herpes? How can you tell if pink eye is associated w herpes?
Probably not: You most likely have a conjunctivitis that is caused by a virus that is most likely not herpes. If you see yellow fluid coming from your eye you should see an eye doctor to make sure you do not have an infection from a bacteria. If the eye problem does not improve in a few days you should see your ophthalmologist. Remember you are contagious. ...Read more
Agree w/ Dr. Edwards: Virus is probably the most common cause of pink eye, but there are also other causes. See one's doc if there is cloudy thick goopy discharge as one may have a bacterial pink eye. A painful pink eye could be a sign of glaucoma. Pink eye may also be seen with auto immune disorders in which case there may be inflammation in the iris. See doc for persistent unusual uncomfortable pink eye. ...Read more
This is my 3rd time waking up with pink eye this year and i'm fed up. Sometimes it's 1 eye, sometimes it's both. Is it possible my cat is the cause?
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
rare: Most pink eyes are spread from others with pink eye and include bacterial and viral origin. I can imagine that fecal matter might cause an infection but have difficulty imagining how it got into the eye. I do not recommend trying this. ...Read more
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