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How long can I wait with red eyes to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with red eyes to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: Red eyes can come from superficial bleeding, allergy, infection, or inflammatory disease of the inside of the eye. Symptoms requiring evaluation by your ophthalmologist include pain, lowered vision, light sensitivity and pus seeping out from the lids. If none of these are present you probably have subconjunctival hemorrhage or viral infection and can wait several days for clearing. ...Read more

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I woke up with vertigo and red eyes, I'll see a doctor but what could it be?

I woke up with vertigo and red eyes, I'll see a doctor but what could it be?

Can be anything: Do you have an ear or inner ear infection? Have you had spinning sensation (vertigo) before? Any exposure to dryness, pollen, environmental solvents, cleaning agents, fabric softeners, new detergents? These can help determine the cause of your vertigo or red eyes. Any evidence of high blood pressure? Any alcohol, or recreational drugs? So many causes or sources. Please let us know. Thanks! ...Read more

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I have red eyes for five days,will it eventually heal,do not have money to see a doctor?

I have red eyes for five days,will it eventually heal,do not have money to see a doctor?

Depends: Most red eyes are from allergy or viral infection and are self limited - not really needing treatment. If the vision is significantly affected, then you may be forced to see an ophthalmologist as there could be something happening which needs treatment. Also if the redness is still there after two weeks and especially getting worse, then diagnosis might be important. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 days, dry cough, and today red eyes and eye discharge. Shall i see an eye doctor or it's the sore through and cough?

Sore throat for 3 days, dry cough, and today red eyes and eye discharge. Shall i see an eye doctor or it's the sore through and cough?

Red eye: Most likely allergies, but even if it is " pink eye" your family doctor can evaluate and treat and refer you to an eye doctor if it is something worse. If you have fever over 101 degrees, short of breath, or unable to swallow you need to be checked out. ...Read more

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Red eyes, croupy noise on inhale, sore throat, irritable. No fever. Does this sound like something to treat at home or to see the doc about on Monday?

Red eyes, croupy noise on inhale, sore throat, irritable. No fever. Does this sound like something to treat at home or to see the doc about on Monday?

Depends: If you were talking about an adult I would say that it sounds viral and just treat it at home and it should resolve in a week. If not see a doctor. However in a 3 year old there are a few other things to consider. If the child is not eating normally or not playing normally then they should probably be seen by a doctor. Any fever or trouble breathing should also prompt a doctor visit right away ...Read more

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Tobramycin and carbon-methylcellulose sodium lubricant are already given by the doctor for my red eyes. How long wil it take for this to be cured?

Tobramycin and carbon-methylcellulose sodium lubricant are already given by the doctor for my red eyes. How long wil it take for this to be cured?

Lubricating drops : Stop the tobramycin, this can make the eyes even more irritated if used too much. Continue use of the other drop, carboxy-methyl cellulose, this is a lubricating eye drop. ...Read more

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Can doctors normaly tell when you.Are high? Even.With no red eyes

Can doctors normaly tell when you.Are high? Even.With no red eyes

Depends: Yes they usually can. There is more to telling if someone is high then just red eyes. Awkward or weird behaviors, glassy eyes, dazed look, dilated or pin point pupils are just some of the signs. ...Read more

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