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How long to wait to wear contacts after viral pink eye?

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A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated.
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Dr. George Yang answered:

What's the difference between pink eye and herpes viral infection of the eye? Can you get either one from herpes simplex on the lips?

Different virus

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Although the term "pink eye" is somewhat vague, it typically refers to an infection caused by adenovirus, is quite common, and highly contagious. Herpes simplex is also a virus which can cause an eye infection, is much less common, and can potentially be much more serious. You will need to see your eye MD to distinguish the two.
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How can you tell if you have pink eye or an eye infection ?

Pain, vision

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Pink eye is the common term for viral infection of the eye. It may affect one eye but commonly affects both. The eye is red, has a clear discharge, may be a little swollen, sometimes is light sensitive and usually is irritated but not painful. Since it is infectious, others around you might also have the same thing or you may spread yours to them. If bacterial there is pain and decreased vision.
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Do i have pink eye or an eye infection, and what's the difference?

Infection v. allergy

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Most "pink eyes" are due to allergy or irritation. These cause redness, clear discharge, minimal effect on the vision and sometimes itchiness. Infection is more severe, painful, may drop the vision a good bit and will commonly have swelling and cloudy discharge. If you are uncertain, your ophthalmologist will sort this out for you.
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i have had an eye infection (not pink eye) which i satrted out on 40mg of steroids. opth. suggesting may be auto immune. what are poss? migraines too.

Possible scleritis

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It sounds like you may have scleritis, a deep inflammation of the normally white part of the eye that makes it red. It is often associated with a systemic autoimmune disease, and is not infectious. You should continue to seek medical care from a qualified ophthalmologist.
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Eye just irritated to something, or do i possibly have an eye infection like pink eye? Do I need some test?

Conjunctivitis

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Eye irritation can be secondary to foreign body, dust, strong wind, etc. Conjunctivitis can be viral , bacterial or allergic in origin. You have redness in your eye, purulent discharge, pain in bacterial conjunctivitis. Consult MD for antibiotics. If your eyes started itching with redness and lacrimation, get eye gtts. For allergy. Go to your MD for further evaluation Nd treatment.
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Dr. Bryan H. Levey answered:

How to tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

When it's caused...

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...by a sinus infection and there's redness and swelling around the eye, that's called periorbital or preseptal cellulitis. When there is no or minimal swelling, but there is redness and pain and maybe discharge, that's pinkeye. Note that you can have both at once, that periorbital cellulitis can happen without a sinus infection, and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish which came first
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How can you tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

It's not easy

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You can't always know where the infection started. Also, some infections appear very similar to each other. More importantly, viral infections - like pink eye - do not need to be treated, while others - like bacterial eyelid infections - need medication. Knowing the origin does not necessarily help, so it is best to see your eye doctor
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could marijuana prevent my eye infected with viral conjunctivitis from healing?

Yes

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marijuana causes increased congestion of blood vessels in the eye - in fact, reddened eyes are one of the signs of smoking marijuana. If you already have a conjunctivitis, it will increase the irritation and inflammation going on in your eye. There are eyedrops which can help - talk to your doctor. If you have problems stopping marijuana, even temporarily, seek counseling with a professional.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Is the medical name for an eye infection conjunctivitis?

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Conjunctivitis is one type of eye infection ie. infection of the conjunctiva. Other parts of the eye can also be infected...keratitis(cornea)...iritis(iris)...endopthalmitis(interior of the eye etc.
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