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How do you get pink eye?

How do you get pink eye?

Most commonly viral: "pinkeye" is a general term for inflammation of the white of the eye, or conjunctivitis. It is often viral, but can be bacterial or even allergic. Some forms of viral pinkeye can be quite debilitating, even leading to visual loss. Recent antiviral medications have proved quite effective against the more severe forms of conjunctivitis, so be sure to see your eye doctor at the first signs. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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How can you give yourself pink eyes?

How can you give yourself pink eyes?

Contact: Pink eye is usually an adenovirus that is contagious on contact. You touch an object that has the virus on it; then touch your eyes. Avoid touching unwashed hands to eyes. Adenovirus is known to last a long time even in dry state. Handling clearance items at your favorite store, wash your hands after shopping. If it is accompanied by an upper respiratory infection: avoid cough exposure. ...Read more

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Can you explain how do you treat pink eye?

Can you explain how do you treat pink eye?

Wait: Viral infection which causes pink eye run their course over 7 days. There is no specific cure. Only adjunctive supportive therapy is advocated. ...Read more

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How you can get pink eye in only one eye?

How you can get pink eye in only one eye?

Infected one side: 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. ...Read more

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How can you get eye redness out?

How can you get eye redness out?

Eyedrops: There are eyedrops entitled "gets the red out" available in most pharmacies which can do this. Be sure that the redness is not due to something which needs treatment. If this is acute, is changing vision, or is accompanied by discharge from the eye, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to know if you have pink eye or stye?

How to know if you have pink eye or stye?

Location: Pink eye, with several causes, leads to redness of the eye itself (the conjunctival lining over the white of the eye). Usually some discomfort, discharge and light sensitivity. Styes are in the lids, cause focal swelling, sometimes much pain and tenderness, and rarely affect vision. ...Read more

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How can you get your eyes dilated?

How can you get your eyes dilated?

See eye doc: Dilation is done to evaluate the internal structures of the eye by an eye doctor. They use eye drops to do this. The drops are not available to the public. ...Read more

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How do you resolve a pink eye?

How do you resolve a pink eye?

Depends : Pink eye is a generic term for an inflammation of the eye, the causes which include allergy, virus and bacteria. To determine the cause and therefore the treatment it would be best to see a doctor in your area. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Can you please tell me how pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Cause: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How does someone get pink eye?

How does someone get pink eye?

Pink Eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of red eyes?

How can you get rid of red eyes?

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 more

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How to get rid of pink eye.

How to get rid of pink eye.

You treat the: underlying cause . It could be infectious or allergic. Treatment is done according to the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you contract pink eye?

How do you contract pink eye?

Contagious!: Most "pink eye" in adults is a viral infection, caught from someone else with pink eye, or something that person touched! good hand washing, separate towels, and keeping your hands away from your eyes is essential. Lubricating eye drops can help. Antibiotic eye drops rarely help (although often requested). There are uncommon but serious causes of "red eye", so see your md for worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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How to get clear eyes?

Not enough info: I would start with artificial tear drops and if this doesn't work i would see an eye care professional. ...Read more

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How do you treat pink eyes?

How do you treat pink eyes?

Depends: Classic pink eye in children and adults is a viral condition, contagious, best treated with lubricating eye drops and warm soaks. Isolate the child/adult and items which contact the eye secretions to lower spread. Your ophthalmologist can tell you if it is bacterial in which case antibiotics can also be given. If the vision is unaffected, these will clear in 3-10 days mostly. ...Read more

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I have blurred vision from pink eye. How long will it last and how often to get rechecked?

I have blurred vision from pink eye. How long will it last and how often to get rechecked?

Varies.: Blurred vision from a mucopurulent bacterial discharge will usually improve in 2-3 days. A viral conjunctivitis with corneal infiltrates can potentially impair the vision for many months. ...Read more

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How to know when you have the pink eye?

How to know when you have the pink eye?

Many types: A "pink" eye can be infectious, allergic , chemical, autoimmune, phototoxic, etc. Most "pink" eyes referred to by the general public refer to infection. Baccterial conjunctivitis is often mucopurulent with a goopey discahrge, crusting of lids and sometimes blurred vision. It is easily treated with antiiotics. Other forms of "pink" eye are treated differently. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of yellow eyes?

Can you tell me how to get rid of yellow eyes?

Jaundice: Yellow eyes are a feature of jaundice. There may be a problem with the liver. It needs to be checked. Some slight discoloration of the normally white sclera can occur with sun damage and chronic irritation. See a doctor urgently to make sure that a liver problem doesn't kill you. ...Read more

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How do I get treated for pink eye?

Pink eye: Most pink eye is caused by Adenovirus and is very contagious. Sometimes the eye is infected with bacteria. Please see your primary care physician for treatment and/or referral to an ophthalmologist as needed as soon as possible. Do not share linens, towels, or wash cloths with anyone. Wash your hands frequently. Use warm compresses then 1.2 strength baby shampoo with water on Qtips to wash lids. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

A highly contangious condition in which the eyeball and ...Read more