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How Can I Differentiate Pink Eye From Allergic Red Eyes
Itching: Both pink eye (a highly contagious infection most often caused by viruses) and allergy eyes can be red, have copious amounts of drainage, and be mattered shut in the mornings. Itching may be the best way to differentiate between the two. Itch is a hallmark for allergic reactions; not much else involves the eyes, ears, nose, and throat like allergies. A doctor can help tell the difference too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Woke up with red eyes this morning. They're just a bit red but don't hurt or itch. Is this pink eye?
I had a cold since last week, this Monday I developed really red eyes and crusty Were woke up. Now only one of my eyes is red, is it pink eye?
Colds and pink eye: Many of the viruses that cause a cold/upper respiratory infection can also cause a limited case if pink eye. Some cases are mild and others can be more severe. Typically symptomatic relief with cool compresses, lubricating eye drops and some patience will allow this to pass in a few days. ...Read more
I saw someone with a very puffy red eye yesterday I think it was the pink eye but now one of my eyes hurts and is red. Can I be getting the same thing?
Possible: If you had any contact or any possible source of contamination. ...Read more
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Do i still have pink eye if I have only red eyes i had pink eye for one day and now all I have is red eye and no symptoms does that mean that i don't have pink eye any more?
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My 3yr old came home from daycare with very red eyes. No discharge in his eyes. Should I be worried about pink eye?
Yes: "pinkeye", or conjunctivitis, is a very common problem in daycare centers and school. It is often highly contagious, and spreads by touching. There does not have to be discharge for this to be conjunctivitis. Many case are viral, and self limited (go away by themselves) but an exam with a doctor, pediatrician or ophthalmologist, is advised to confirm the diagnosis and see if treatment is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?
I have 1 really bloody almost all red eye for 3 days. Its not pink eye.There was no impact to eye. No pain or itching. I can see fine. Cause? Remedy?
Hemorrhage: Sounds like a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up with eye md. Could be episcleritis, use artificial tears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Woke up this morning with a watery, red eye, with yellow discharge. Now it is less red. Could this be pink eye?
Are there any consequences of mixing polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) pink eye drops with visene red eye drops?
Probably none: You simply will have diluted the concentration of the active ingredients by the amount of mix that you have made. There is nothing incompatible in these solutions. ...Read more
I've had pink eye for about 2 and half weeks. Went to doc doctor last week, took tobramycin, now still have a red eye. What to do?
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