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How To Get The Whitest Eyes
Hmm... depends: On why you think they're not bright. The sclera (white part of eyeball) can be yellow, due to liver disease. The conjuntiva which covers the sclera can get infected or irritated, and appear red (conjuntivitis). Blue sclerae = bone/connective tissue disorder. Otherwise, an ophthalmologist should assess the eyes but please don't put anything in your eyes to do this on your own! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: herpes is a transmittable virus from either a cold soar or sexual contact. It can be a serious eye infection. Avoid touching a cold soar and transmitting it to your eyes and potential sexual contact with bodily fluids is a bigger concern because this category of the virus (type 2) usually causes a more serious infection. It needs to be treated with antiviral a ASAP. ...Read more
Preventive is best: There really isn't anything that's safe. Visine can temporarily whiten your eyes, but prolonged use can make it worse. Best thing to do, is always get plenty of rest, adequate sleep at night, try not of over abuse your eyes (being on the computer 8 straight hours a day) wear sunglasses, and use artificial tears without preservatives. They do have surgery to whiten your eyes, but not safe. ...Read more
Why would you?: If you have an occasional redness you can use over the counter vasoconstrictors with or without antihistamine. But maximum use is once or twice a day. Using them more often causes a rebound vasculitis, a redness that is hard to treat. If you have chronic red eyes you should see an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
What is the quickest way to get rid of stained teeth at home?I don't have the money to go to the office and have my teethwhitened. What is the fastest way to get them whitened at home and how long will it take?
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. First have your primary care physician evaluate and if your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more
Pink eye: Pink eye (conjunctivitis) refers to redness on the white of the eye and the insides of the lids caused by irritation, allergy, infection and others (glaucoma, etc). Irritation or foreign body just needs irrigation of the eye with clean water. Allergy, - antihistamines. Bacterial infection - antibiotics. Viral - antibiotics plus steroid eye drops. Ophthalmologists usually prescribe steroid eye drop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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