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I woke up this morning with pink eye. When can I go back to work?

I woke up this morning with pink eye. When can I go back to work?

Infection clears: Best to have it checked out, diagnosis confirmed, treatment regimen, and then examined when ready to return to make sure no longer contagious. ...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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My daughter is 4 yrs of age & woke up this morning with pink eye, how can I get rid of it?

My daughter is 4 yrs of age & woke up this morning with pink eye, how can I get rid of it?

Depends on what the : Pink eye really just means a red eye. It can be caused by allergies, viruses and bacterial. If both eyes are red then allergies are the more likely. If there is a lot of discharge and it looks fairly goopy (muco-purulent), you may want to call you doctor. Sometimes they will call out a medication. Other times, based on symptoms, they will like to see you. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a discharge around my eye and half of my eye was slightly red.Is this pink eye and will I be able to go to my Christmas party tomorrow?

I woke up this morning with a discharge around my eye and half of my eye was slightly red.Is this pink eye and will I be able to go to my Christmas party tomorrow?

Just be careful: Conjunctivitis (pink eye) usually is due to common cold viruses, and prevention is the same: no kissing (even a social peck on the cheek), no shared cups or utensils, cover coughs and sneezes, limited hand contact with others, and very freqent hand washing or alcohol gel. It's different in young kids, e.g. day care, because at that age hygiene and preventing spread are impossible. ...Read more

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My right eye is very teary and it burns and this morning I woke up with it very crusty. Is it pink eye? My eye is slightly red/pink.

My right eye is very teary and it burns and this morning I woke up with it very crusty. Is it pink eye? My eye is slightly red/pink.

?conjunctivitis?: The acute mattering & crusting of your right eyelids & redness, tearing is consistent with conjunctivitis, probably viral, but could be allergic (itching), blocked tear duct (painful swelling in inner corner), drynes (usually both eyes, scratchy, usually no matter), chemical exposure, bacterial (very goopy, more pain) as ideas. Clean matter w/clean washcloth, avoid affecting lt eye, tear drops. MD ...Read more

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I have a pink eye. Is it okay to go back to work?

I have a pink eye. Is it okay to go back to work?

It depends: "pink eye" is a very broad term describing infectious and non-infectious conjunctivitis. If you have an eye infection, then control of its spread is important. If your eye is red due to blepharitis or other non-infectious cause you may go back to work despite the cosmetic appearance. Best to ask your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with crusty stuff on eye. It's a little red and itching. Is this pink eye? If so how contageous? Should i go to work?

See eye doctor: You may have a viral or bacterial conjunctivitis. Will help to see an eye doctor for medicated eye drops. Do not rub or wear eye makeup. And it is contagious. ...Read more

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Pink eye came back how long till i can return to work?

Pink eye came back how long till i can return to work?

Pink eye: You may return to work after using the anitbacterial eye drops for 24 hours. If there is still a lot of discharge you should wait until the eye is not actively having discharge. ...Read more

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I thought i had pink eye but i woke up the next day and it was foggy and its getting worse its like i can't see through a thick fog during the day and night

I thought i had pink eye but i woke up the next day and it was foggy and its getting worse its like i can't see through a thick fog during the day and night

Many causes: You need an examination ASAP. There are Many causes for your symptoms & your problem depends on your history, medical condition, contact lens wear etc. An examination will help to diagnose & provide treatment. Infection, inflammation, internal ocular problems are considerations. If you notice much discharge, irrigate with an eye rinse & cleanse eyelashes with warm water. Artificial tears may help ...Read more

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I woke up with double pink eye with green discharge. Will collodial silver drops help? How long do I wait to see dr?

I woke up with double pink eye with green discharge. Will collodial silver drops help? How long do I wait to see dr?

Best see doc today: Most conjunctivitis ("pink eye") is due to viruses; adenonvirus it the name of one of the common causes. However, "green discharge" is worrisome for a bacterial infection, in which case an antibiotic eyedrop or ointment may be necessary. And even a viral infection may benefit from soothing eyedrops. Colloidal silver isn't likely to help. Call your doctor's office, even though it's the weekend. ...Read more

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I woke up with an irritated eye it may be pink eye.. Not sure but I have stuff to do today this sucks so any home remedies?

I woke up with an irritated eye it may be pink eye.. Not sure but I have stuff to do today this sucks so any home remedies?

Red eye: If simple redness, try visine over the counter. However, if it bacterial conjunctivitis (Bacterial pink eye) than it would require an antibiotic to treat it. Keep your hands clean always and best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you help? I woke up with red and mucusy eye. Pink eye?

It depends: You must see a doctor to determine if it is viral or bacterial infection, or allergy-related. ...Read more

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Help please i woke up with red and mucusy eye. Is this pink eye?

Could be: Is this in one or both eyes? Do the eyes feel as if there is an irritation instead of pain? Is the discharge clear or sticky or is there pus? Is the vision changed? Have you worn contact lenses? Have you swam in a lake or pool? The answer to all of these will determine whether it is pink eye or something more serious. If in doubt check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a date in 24 hours and just woke up with pink eye how do I get rid of it by tommorow night?

I have a date in 24 hours and just woke up with pink eye how do I get rid of it by tommorow night?

See your doctor: Is the quickest way. There are some great medical eye drops that can make an improvement in 24 hours if it is infectious. If it is allergic then you may find that over the counter clear eyes helps. Similisan also makes a great homeopathic eye drop that will help...But the quickest way for infectious pink eye are prescription eye drops from a practitioner. ...Read more

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I woke up with right eye all puffy and watery, it's 6 hours later and still the same, is this pink eye?

I woke up with right eye all puffy and watery, it's 6 hours later and still the same, is this pink eye?

Possible: Puffy watery eyes can be caused by several conditions, such as conjunctivitis. Your eye md will need to examine to determine whether the conjunctivitis is allergic, viral or bacterial, since the treatment will be different. ...Read more

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I got pink eye on march 3rd but it has reduced in redness with some pentrexyl &eye drops but i woke up today there was crusting around it again ?

I got pink eye on march 3rd but it has reduced in redness with some pentrexyl &eye drops but i woke up today there was crusting around it again ?

See Physician: Pink eye may require antibiotics usually drops. sine pink eye can be transferred eye to eye and is contagious, I recommend you seek medical attention. Less likely, there are other eye diseases that can look like pink eye and again can be diagnosed by an eye doctor. good luck ...Read more

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Hi is it possible to give yourself pinkeye? My BF farted numerous times in his hands while naked and woke up with pink eye.

Hi is it possible to give yourself pinkeye? My BF farted numerous times in his hands while naked and woke up with pink eye.

Separate issues: Classic ";pink eye" is a viral infection. It is spread by contact and not through the GI tract. Your BF contacted it several days before as the incubation time is 3 to 5 days before the eyes get pink. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with both eyes red, but I don't have the discharge or anything really coming out, is it still pink eye that I have?

I woke up yesterday with both eyes red, but I don't have the discharge or anything really coming out, is it still pink eye that I have?

Any irritation?: Bilateral redness following a bout with conjunctivitis suggests incomplete treatment. Stop your eye drops after using them for a week and see an eye specialist. If a viral infection, the antibiotics do not help, and may be causing an allergic reaction. If bacterial, antibiotic resistance is suspected. See an ophthalmologist for an end of the day appointment, since you might be contagious. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more