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I Woke Up This Morning With Pink Eye When Can I Go Back To Work
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
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
Woke up this morning with a watery, red eye, with yellow discharge. Now it is less red. Could this be pink eye?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got pink eye Sat. went to ER Sun...they gave him polytrim eye drops but it's now Wed. and eyes are no better what to do? Needs to go back to work
Follow-up: You need a follow-up since the treatment did not work ...Read more
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?
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