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Does Pink Eye Have To Itch
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
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
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
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
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
My eyes are soo itchy , but it's not pink eye & i wear contacts. Could that have something to do with it?
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?
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
Does conjuctivitus always itch? My son has a red eye, with mucus coming from the top eyelid. But it doesn't itch or hurt.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?
Think i might have pink eye the right eye itches only when I am ready to go to bed at night I use eye drops but nothing soothes think i might have pink eye the right eye itches only when I am ready to go to bed at night I use eye drops but nothing soothes
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