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Flu Affecting Eyes
Tired Eyes: Excessive computer use without taking any breaks can cause eye fatigue, but no harm. Also when we use the computer we tend to stare and not blink enough so the eyes get dry with symptoms of tiredness, sandy feeling, grittiness, etc. ...Read more
Not used: Stem cell treatment is not current used for herpes. It is hard to imagine how the effect of these cells might be used in this condition but perhaps in the future it might be useful to combat this infection. There are good agents for herpes and if you have this condition your ophthalmologist can prescribe them for you. ...Read more
Normal effects: If your symptoms just started you can get examined and if needed placed on antiviral medication. ...Read more
My 6 year old son is having flu and whenever he wakes up, for the past few days, he's having lots of dirt in his eyes, is it related to his flu?
No: Watery eye mean one of two things, 1. The tear drainage system may be plugged 2. The surface of the is are irritated. The only way to find out what is causing this is to visit my your eye care professional. ...Read more
Eye secretions: Colds tend to clog up the tear drainage from the eye and cause stagnation on the eye surface of material likely to be irritative and itchy. Keep the eyes clean and keep the child well hydrated and warm. This should pass quicikly. Unless the eyes are red you can self manage this. ...Read more
I have random pains all over, not flu-like; sharp pains in my eyes; sleeping for a long time; no appetite; feel like I'm not here.
I don't see an: Actual question. But from what I am reading - I would recommend a medical assessment for this constellation of symptoms. ...Read more
Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body aches in the winter months depending on your location. If you are having difficulty swallowing due to your sore throat you may want to be seen to check for streptoccal pharyngitis. ...Read more
Currently I have the flu and everytime I watch tv, my eyes start to water. What causes my eyes to water?
DRY EYES: Straining from watching tv for prolonged time, as well as dry air from furnace being on. ...Read more
Is it possible for the flu to cause a severe headache? It's probably the worst I've ever had and it's causing my eyes to hurt too. It started yesterday
Probably a cold: It sounds like a cold. We don't generally see fall flu. ...Read more
The past 3 times I've been sick with a cold/flu I also had pink eye. Sometimes it's both eyes or other times just one. Will this keep happening?
Maybe: Reddish discoloration of the eyes is common in upper respiratory infections, and may not always be associated with a viral conjunctivitis (commonly called "pink eye"). The mucous membrane lining the sinuses is connected to the conjunctiva via a small canal (the nasolacrimal duct). Thus any inflammation in the sinuses can carry over into the eye as well, and it can be very asymmetric. ...Read more
Everytime I get the flu my vision turns yellow. I don't mean that my eyes turn yellow, I mean that all I see has a yellow tone, ithappens near the end?
Flu symptoms started 3days ago with a fever of 100.5 and achy body and headache and eyes hurting. Better now by skin still sensitive on back and torso?
Plenty of fluids.: The flu is a very uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous condition. Good that you are getting better. Drink fluids, and get rest. I expect that you will be back to normal soon. Make sure you get yearly flu shots, as new flu strains appear from year to year. ...Read more
I'm recovering from possible flu. I've had occular migraines 3 times today with headache, and had an episode of my eyes crossing. Seizure?
Migraines: Ocular migraines can be associated with eye movement abnormalities. However, you should see your doctor, so that you can have a complete physical, including a detailed eye exam to include your fundi, to ensure there is no evidence of increased intracranial pressure or intraocular abnormalities. ...Read more
I've had the flu recently and after I recover I noticed that my eyes look yellowish and my urine is dark yellow. Why does this happen?
Feeling nauseous, coughing, pain behind eyes, headache, tired, occasional pain in the knuckles, little fever, breathing hard. Just a strong flu?
24yr old male 190 pounds- woke up three mornings ago with cold/flu symptoms. The next day he felt feverish-2day nose stuffed&a headache&even eyes hurt?
Cold: There are several over the counter remedies to treat these symptoms ...Read more
I had a flu shot on September 12th I woke up the next morning with both eyes red swollen as of today my right eye is clearing up my left eye is not my?
Coincidence: This seems very unlikely to be an adverse effect of the flu shot. I wonder if you have any known allergies to eggs or other components of the flu shot? There are a number of different flu shots made by different companies. If you are not getting better, you should call and let the doc know who gave you the shot. Seems more like a conjunctivitis that just happened to occur at the same time. ...Read more
I usually get a cold/flu for not more than week but this time I have been coughing, having itchy eyes, blocked nose and an uncomfortable chest feeling for about 3 weeks, is this normal?
Cold: Does not sound normal for you. Others u work with have anything like this? ...Read more
I have really heavy eye discharge (green/yellow) and my eyes are really itchy, any way to stop the itchyness? I also am really sick (flu)
Infection: This can be a secondary viral or bacterial infection that can also have been released by having the flu and affecting your body's ability to fight infections. You need to see an eye md. ...Read more
May 12 felt flu like. Then a week or so latter vertigo. I Was told bppv. Now left light headed. Feel faint moving. And move moment bothers eyes?
Likely related to virus. Stay well hydrated and see eyeMD to be sure eye muscles are ok. BPPV should go away. Could be ophthalmic migraine variant.
See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for explanation on dizziness/vertigo under "Great review on Vertigo, Dizziness, Imbalance". I hope this helps! ...Read more
Headache for 2 days. Now in back of neck. Chills but no fever. Doesn't feel like flu. Worse when sleeping and lying down. Hurts more when eyes move?
Do I have the flu or cold? I have clear nasal drip a lil watery eyes head feels stuffy and weakness. Will claratin help? What can I do?
Similar symptoms: A cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and sinuses). Flu is also a viral infection but more specifically caused by a specific virus (for example) an influenza virus. However, inasmuch as the nasal drip is rarely cultured, a specific virus is rarely identified. Treatment is supportive and includes, fluids, vit. C and time. Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine. ...Read more