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What would you use to treat an eye cold?

What would you use to treat an eye cold?

No treatment needed: If by eye cold you mean a viral infection of the eye called viral conjunctivitis.It does not require any treatment and is self limiting but if there is bacterial infection or severe conjunctivitis called by adeno virus or herpes zoster virus than you need treatment with antibiotics, viral or bacterial. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! What do you use to treat an eye cold?

Need doctor's help! What do you use to treat an eye cold?

No medication: Most "eye colds" termed conjunctivitis are due to viruses for which there is no specific treatment. We treat these with lubricating drops and hygiene until the virus is conquered by the immune system which usually happens in 3-8 days in most cases. ...Read more

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Pink eye or cold and allergy eye symptoms - what are the differences?

Pink eye or cold and allergy eye symptoms - what are the differences?

Red eye: Pink eye is usually due to a bacterial infection, the lids get mattery, crusty, and stuck shut.
Allergies make the surface of the eye red and produce a clear watery discharge, and is usually associated with some itching, and if you rub the eye you can get it secondarily infected and end up with a pink eye condition in addition. A cold is associated with a clear discharge and it can be infected. ...Read more

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I put an acne cream that included Salicylic acid and some came into my eye by accident. I rinsed my eye with cold water. Should I do anything else?

I put an acne cream that included Salicylic acid and some came into my eye by accident. I rinsed my eye with cold water. Should I do anything else?

Irritants in eye: You did the right thing by washing thoroughly to dilute and wash out the cream. If you are not having redness, pain or excessive tearing, you are fine. Washing your hands after applying acne treatments helps. ...Read more

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My mother eyes is getting red & headche on the aame side for last 3 month doctor says its eye infection tried eye drops & cold pack but no use?

My mother eyes is getting red & headche on the aame side for last 3 month doctor says its eye infection tried eye drops & cold pack but no use?

Get reevaluated: Sometimes a diagnosis of a problem takes time to figure out. If the initial evaluation and treatment is not effectively helping your mother, then call to make an appointment to have her reexamined. She may have intraocular inflammation that requires different treatment. It would also explain the headache. Also, it's important to make certain that something more serious is the cause of th symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you treat a cold eye?

How do you treat a cold eye?

Soothing eyedrops: I am guessing that you have what some term a cold in the eye or conjunctivitis. Usually this is a viral condition which is self limited. If the vision is fine, there is minimal pain, and no actual pus, then you can wait it out. Lubricating over the counter eyedrops will help keep it clean and comfortable. If it persists more than a week, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes goopy eye from a cold?

What causes goopy eye from a cold?

Infection: Your body reacts to certain situations by creating mucus. Green or yellow mucus indicates bacterial infection. Clear thin, discharge with infection is caused by a virus. Thick white or clear discharge is usually due to allergy. There are lymph nodes and raised areas inside the lids called papillae and follicles that help the eye md determine the exact cause. Rinsing eyes helps, sometimes drops nec. ...Read more

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I think I have pink eye and a cold?

I think I have pink eye and a cold?

Pink eye: Associated with a cold - is usually viral & is likely to resolve without specific medications. ...Read more

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Since a while I have an odd sensation in my left eye. It feels cold, as if wind was blowing into it, sometimes also as if there's pressure on it.?

Since a while I have an odd sensation in my left eye. It feels cold, as if wind was blowing into it, sometimes also as if there's pressure on it.?

Germany has..: ..one of the best health care systems in the world (better in general than the U.S.). You need to take advantage of it. Bitte! Any abnormal sensation of the eye or even the area around it needs to be evaluated. Treatment depends on the cause. It may be something minor, but, when it comes to potentially serious problems, the eyes have it. ...Read more

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Do the eye treatments with cold tea bags work?

Do the eye treatments with cold tea bags work?

A little bit: The caffeine in tea bags may produce a small amount of vasoconstriction which will help improve dark circles under the eyes. There are other topical products which will probably be more effective. For more severe bulging under the eyes, blepharoplasty is a effective long term solution. Seek a qualified facial plastic surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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How close to the eye can a cold sore be before you have to rush to the e.R.?

How close to the eye can a cold sore be before you have to rush to the e.R.?

On the lid: It may not be necessary to rush to the er...If a cold sore is near the mucous membranes of the eyes then it pays to see the eye doctor as soon as possible. And do not rub the eye! Rubbing is way gets the infection into the eye and then that is a mess. ...Read more

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Cloudy film over left eye. Sinus/respiratory cold recently. Related? Advice?

Cloudy film over left eye. Sinus/respiratory cold recently. Related? Advice?

See eye doctor: Many times virus affect the eyes. Even after the virus seems resolved, your immune system can still be fighting the bad guy even though the bad guy is not around. Like the cops still shooting bullets that hit and damage the surroundings even though the thief is gone. Same with your eye. The immune system can still be fighting the virus and damaging the eye so see doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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I scratched my inner eyelid I bled one tear then rinsed my eye out with cold water my eye hurts very little and its a little swollen what do I do?

I scratched my inner eyelid I bled one tear then rinsed my eye out with cold water my eye hurts very little and its a little swollen what do I do?

Trauma: If there is no redness or visual disturbance you could continue cold compresses for another 24 hours and then switch to warm compresses. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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What would yellow eye discharge and cold symptoms indicate?

What would yellow eye discharge and cold symptoms indicate?

Yellow eye discharge: Yellow eye discharge is not necessarily pus caused by infection. An example is babies with plugged tear ducts. The whitish yellowish discharge is an accumulation of surface eye and lid cells that are washed out by tears. Other than that, thick yellowish greenish discharge is usually caused by bacterial infection but, occasionally, when caused by viruses. ...Read more

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Have sore throat, cold, eye irritation. Palm is alone hot. Tired n have head ache. But have no fever. What is the prob?

Have sore throat, cold, eye irritation. Palm is alone hot. Tired n have head ache. But have no fever. What is the prob?

Cannot diagnose: Sounds as if you may have a viral illness, but without seeing and examining you, impossible to be specific. See a doctor and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What can I give my 16mos old for a puffy eye? He has a cold and crust in the puffy eye.

What can I give my 16mos old for a puffy eye? He has a cold and crust in the puffy eye.

Eye: If he has a cold as well, he may have pink eye or conjunctivitis, may of which are viral so antibiotic drops are not necessary. Try a warm (not hot) compress or towel clear away the crust a few times a day. If it doesn't resolve within a few days or he gets a fever or more irritable, go see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up during the night choking and unable to take a breath? It makes me teary eyed as well. No cold or symptoms. Also neg sleep study.

Why do I wake up during the night choking and unable to take a breath? It makes me teary eyed as well. No cold or symptoms. Also neg sleep study.

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea might be a cause or symptom. A disruption in the sleep process is the problem but obstruvction of the airway and thus reduced levels of oxygen the long term consequence. A medical evaluation is needed and possibly a sleep study to monitor breathing, heart rate and rythm, brain waves tobrule out seizure activity and levels of blood oxygen. Get this done and feel more refreshed in am. ...Read more

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Docs, could a cold cause 'eye floaters'?

Docs, could a cold cause 'eye floaters'?

Eye floaters: The cause of the cold symptoms could also be associated with causing inflammation in your eyes. Most floaters are not a concern, but some require treatment. Its best to check in with an eye doctor for a dilated exam, especially if there is any decreased vision, pain, redness or flashing lights. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm gonna go 2 doc as soon as I can. But in the meantime, HELP. I accidentally got nail glue inside my eye. I flushed w/cold water, what else?

I'm gonna go 2 doc as soon as I can. But in the meantime, HELP. I accidentally got nail glue inside my eye. I flushed w/cold water, what else?

Sorry about that!: Nail glue is basically a form of Super Glue or Crazy Glue and, as you know it hardens & bonds very quickly. Application of vegetable oil may soften the glue and isn't an eye irritant. However, the oil may interfere with the doctor's ability to manipulate the eye lid & assess damage to your eye, so it's best that someone drive you to the doc ASAP! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have a 3-4 day black eye. I was doing cold and hot application on the eye So it can heal faster. Saw a ER doc on my 4th day and she said no point.?

I have a 3-4 day black eye. I was doing cold and hot application on the eye So it can heal faster. Saw a ER doc on my 4th day and she said no point.?

Use logic: I am going to assume that the eye underneath is untouched and sees well - so the only problem is the skin around the eye. The usual rule for a contusion like this is to apply cold for 2-3 days which staunches bleeding and minimizes swelling. After that heat will accelerate the healing and absorption of what blood has leaked into the tissues. Hot and then cold repeatedly is not logical. ...Read more

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I been sick with a bad cold, my eye hurts to tuch it. Its burns, stings, sensitive to light, blur vision and its teary eyed. What's wrong with my eyes?

I been sick with a bad cold, my eye hurts to tuch it. Its burns, stings, sensitive to light, blur vision and its teary eyed. What's wrong with my eyes?

See an eye doc: This is likely related to your cold. Certain cold viruses can also cause conjunctivitis ("pink eye"), which could explain your symptoms. I would see an eye doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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Cold sore outbreak, hair from infected area accidentally went into left eye. 7 days since outbreak, what are the chances I infected my eye? I have had cold sores on and off for 20 years. Freaking out!

Home free: After one week with no symptoms, I think you will be in the clear. Herpes in the eye feels like someone kicked sand in you eye. Hair alone would not be a good carrier of the virus. Rubbing herpes into the eye with your fingers would be the most common source. ...Read more