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Does Pink Eye Cause Pain In The Back Of The Eye
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
What is my back pain from I have had a serious sinus infection for 3 weeks. Currently I am recovering from the sinus infection and pink eye. Since recovery my back has been in chronic pain. I know it is not from coughing or anything and it is not just in
Most: Most likely you have strained your back from being sick, but rarely infections may spread through your blood to your back and cause an infection in your back. I would recommend being checked out by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
I am 24 and have been experiencing pain in the back of my right eye. No pink eye or stye present. No sinus infection. Ideas?
See ophthalmologist: Your vision is too precious to fool with and you should make very sure very quickly that nothing is going to damage your eye. Following that, if nothing is found it may be necessary to have an MRI with thin orbital slices done with contrast to determine if there may be a tumor in back of the eyeball. Please go and get evaluated soon. ...Read more