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Does pink eye always cause itching?

Does pink eye always cause itching?

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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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Does pink eye always itch?

Does pink eye always itch?

No: "pink eye" can indicate many things. If it is caused by an allergy, the eyes will itch and tear. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have allergic pink eye or bacterial pink eye?

How do I know if I have allergic pink eye or bacterial pink eye?

Allergic pink eye: Usually has less redness than pink eye from an infection. In addition, allergies almost always cause itching, which is not common with infection. In addition, bacterial pink eye causes thick drainage, while allergies cause tearing. ...Read more

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My eye is not oozing anything so i know that it's not pink eye. What could these symptoms similar to pink eye be?

Conjunctivitis: Can be bacterial, viral, allergic, chemical. Bacterial usually is one sided, has constant draining. Viral is more red with stringy mucus. Allergic is often itchy. Chemical is ore irritated and stingy. ...Read more

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I used polysporin eye drops and my eyes seem to hurt and get redder, do I even have an eye infection? my symptoms today were some white discharge

I used polysporin eye drops and my eyes seem to hurt and get redder, do I even have an eye infection? my symptoms today were some white discharge

Could be allergic: You could have an allergy to either the antibiotic polysporin or the preservative. I would suggest stopping the medicine, using a drop of artificial tear (Systane Balance, HypoTears, Tears Naturale or generic) 4 times a day for 3 days and if no better see an eye care specialist ...Read more

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White eye discharge, redness went away with visine-a, but still sore. What to do?

White eye discharge, redness went away with visine-a, but still sore. What to do?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Swollen red eye bags, hurts when blinking. Does not have any sty bump. How can I treat this?

Swollen red eye bags, hurts when blinking. Does not have any sty bump. How can I treat this?

Try hot compress: Held on the eyes for at least 10 to 15 minutes several times daily. You can also try using artificial tears over the counter 2 to 4 times a day. If the symptoms persist you may need to be seen by an eye doctor to be prescribed medication. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to eye makeup and my eyes have been bloodshot red for 2 days. They don't hurt as much now but when will the redness go away?

I had an allergic reaction to eye makeup and my eyes have been bloodshot red for 2 days. They don't hurt as much now but when will the redness go away?

Red eyes: The make up should cause a reaction on the eyelid, not usually inside the eye. If your eye redness continues, you need to see your doctor or an eye doctor if the problem is limited to the eyes. ...Read more

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One eye red in corner. Doc says pink eye, antibiotics don't help. 3rd week red, now in both. Can it be viral pink eye(no cold)? How long does it last?

One eye red in corner. Doc says pink eye, antibiotics don't help. 3rd week red, now in both. Can it be viral pink eye(no cold)? How long does it last?

Red White And Blue?: Yes. The first guess would be a "viral" or viral-like infection. If it lasts longer than a month I'd get more concerned and want to be seen by an opthalmologist (eye doctor). It probably spread to the other eye from an inadvertent touching or rubbing. As long as your vision is OK and there isn't a bunch of goo dripping out or it's real painful you can afford to wait. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have yellow eye lids and dark purple color under your eyes?

What does it mean to have yellow eye lids and dark purple color under your eyes?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Does conjuctivitus always itch? My son has a red eye, with mucus coming from the top eyelid. But it doesn't itch or hurt.

Does conjuctivitus always itch? My son has a red eye, with mucus coming from the top eyelid. But it doesn't itch or hurt.

Not always: A red eye with mucous discharge is a reliable sign of conjunctivitis and should be evaluated and treated. Itching is not a constant sign of conjunctivitis. It is more constant with allergic causes. Let me know if I can help further by contacting me online. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get little bumps on your eye when you have pink eye ?

Possible: There is one type of conjunctivitis that does present with red bumps on underside of eyelids-papillary conjunctivitis.It is best for you to see doctor for proper eval and treatment. ...Read more

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If my eye had crust and it was pink but dry do I have pink eye?

If my eye had crust and it was pink but dry do I have pink eye?

Pink Eye: Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. Crusting may indicate a secondary bacterial infection: conjunctivitis. Antibiotic drops would be indicated. ...Read more

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Pink eye? eye redness, white discharge, feels like eyelash stuck, tender/swelling around, have strep throat. Do I need to see a Dr? Anything I can do?

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Pink eye? eye redness, white discharge, feels like eyelash stuck, tender/swelling around, have strep throat. Do I need to see a Dr? Anything I can do?

Yes: You need to see your doctor and start antibiotics, if you haven't already, as for your eyes, you may very well have conjunctivitis, most probably, your doctor would prescribe antibiotics locally too, or refer you to an ophthalmologist if need be, good luck ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?

I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?

Get the red out: ...Drops are safe and ok to use for any temporary condition. The problem with these drops are when they are used chronically, too frequently or for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

A highly contangious condition in which the eyeball and ...Read more