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If i have conjunctivitis can I watch tv or go on computer?

If i have conjunctivitis can I watch tv or go on computer?

You can, but...: It's better not to strain the eyes if you don't have to. Don't stare at the screen for too long, take frequent breaks, and use sterile lubricating tears. Cheers! ...Read more

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


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If i have conjutivits/pink eye, can I still watch TV or use my computer?

If i have conjutivits/pink eye, can I still watch TV or use my computer?

Yes.: As long as you can tolerate the light, it is okay to continue your usual activities. Wash your hands frequently, pink eye can be highly contagious.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Could using the computer while having pink eye affect it in any way?

Could using the computer while having pink eye affect it in any way?

No: It may be difficult to use your computer, but using it will not harm your eyes. Remember that it is very contagious and that you can reinfect yourself with a dirty keyboard. Excercise strict handwashing precaution. Get an exam when in doubt. ...Read more

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Can using computer affect your eye if you have pink eye?

Can using computer affect your eye if you have pink eye?

No: Pink eye due to viral conjunctivitis may cause your eyes to feel irritated for 2 weeks. Computer use which can dry out your tear film can exacerbate those symptoms, but it does not hurt your eyes otherwise. ...Read more

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Should I go to school if I think I have conjunctivitis?

Should I go to school if I think I have conjunctivitis?

Probably not: If your conjunctivitis is diagnosed, then it is a contagious problem which carries a significant stigma beyond its actual clinical signs and symptoms. See your ophthalmologist to confirm this, although school nurses are pretty good at diagnosing this condition. ...Read more

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If I have conjunctivitis should I still go to school? I am 18y.

If I have conjunctivitis should I still go to school?  I am 18y.

I would miss!: Viral conjuctivitis is quite virulent. I would miss for several days, so you can't transfer to others! ...Read more

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How long does it take for the redness to go down if you had conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Depends on a cuase. Allergies might persist until avoidance or proper treatment. Bacteria 2 or 3 days with treatment. Virus usually 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Does bacterial conjunctivitis go on its own?

Usually: Bacterial conjunctivitis goes away in a few days on its own. In england, as a rule, they do not treat common conjunctivitis because it is difficult to distinguish bacterial from viral conjunctivitis & both almost always go away on their own. Their reasoning is that the cost of the preparations used for treatment outweighs the benefits. That said, treatment may hasten recovery & limit spread. ...Read more

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Can one go to work as usual with conjunctivitis?

Can one go to work as usual with conjunctivitis?

May be contagious: It may be contagious if it's a viral conjunctivitis so precautions must be taken. I.E. A schoolteacher or daycare worker would best stay at home. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pinkeye (aka conjunctivitis) to go away?

How long does it take for pinkeye (aka conjunctivitis) to go away?

Conjunctivitis: Bacterial conjunctivitis usually takes 24 to 48 hours to clear but the antibiotic has to be used for 5 to 7 days. Viral conjunctivitis takes longer — 1-2 weeks or longer. Allergic conjunctivitis lasts as long as the allergens are present. ...Read more

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I have just found out I have conjunctivitis and have a child's garden party tomorrow can I go?? Can I be in public

I have just found out I have conjunctivitis and have a child's garden party tomorrow can I go?? Can I be in public

Depends: If you've been diagnosed with viral conjunctivitis, this infection is highly contagious and you should not go to the party. A typical course of this is 7-14 days. Other types of conjunctivitis, like allergic, contact-related allergy, are not contagious. Bacterial conjunctivitis, which is far less common, responds to antibiotics and typically resolves in 7-10 days, is less contagious but possible. ...Read more

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Will conjunctivitis go away without treatment?

Yes: Most conjunctivitis is viral, and goes away on its own. Bacterial conjunctivitis should be treated. ...Read more

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Does chlamydial conjunctivitis go away on its own?

No: Oral antibiotics (not drops) are required to cure this condition. ...Read more

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Should you go to work if you have viral conjunctivitis?

Should you go to work if you have viral conjunctivitis?

Viral conjunctivitis: Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is redness & swelling of the conjunctiva. People may be concerned if they see you at work because it can be contagious. ...Read more

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I have a huge papillary conjunctivitis isn't going away?

I have a huge papillary conjunctivitis isn't going away?

GPC: Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis can be very difficult to treat. We usually use topical Zaditor (ketotifen) (over the counter) twice daily and a topical steroid in severe persistent cases.
In any case, make an appointment with your local ophthalmologist for best answer. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want to get rid of conjunctivitis by tomorrow! Is it okay to go on phone/ ipod etc?

What do you advise if I want to get rid of conjunctivitis by tomorrow! Is it okay to go on phone/ ipod etc?

Not possible: True conjunctivitis is a viral infection which typically lasts 3-10 days depending upon the strain. There is no one day treatment or cure. (Remember Costas, the TV sports announcer got this condition while covering the olympics and had to go off the air — with all his money and connections, he had to wait it out). An ophthalmologist can tell you if it is this or something else. ...Read more

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If I have conjunctivitis should I go to school? Doctor says ok but principal no

If I have conjunctivitis should I go to school? Doctor says ok but principal no

Conjunctivitis: To prevent the spread of conjunctivitis, it is common practice to be treated with antibiotic eyedrops for 24 hours before returning to school or work. ...Read more

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Can I get conjunctivitis from my cat?

Can I get conjunctivitis from my cat?

Zoonotic Infection: Numerous bacterial and chlamydial species can infect alternative hosts. Most important for women of child-bearing age is toxoplasma gondii, a common protozoal infection of cats that can cause congential defects in a fetus (see torch syndrome). Pregnant women should never clean the cat box! Congenital infections can cause primary vision loss or recur later in life leading to chorioretinal scarring. ...Read more

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How can I cure conjunctivitis quickly?

Conjunctivitis: Is a self limited infection, antibiotic eye drops are given to shorten the course. Good hygeine, washing hands can prevent its spread. ...Read more

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Who is most at risk for conjunctivitis?

Children: Viral conjunctivitis is spread by contact, not through the air like a common cold. Hands touching the infected eye, for instance, may open a door, leaving the virus on the knob for the next guy to get it on his hands. Children spread this condition readily because they are frequently in physical contact in playing. They lack the social barriers that adults have. ...Read more

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How can I quickly clear conjunctivitis?

Eye drops: The Quickest way is with antibiotics eye drops. You need a visit for that. Other things that can help: colloidal silver rinse., homeopathic pulsatilla, air tea (www.Franzcenter. Com).
Quickest: antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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How can I treat conjunctivitis quickly?

How can I treat conjunctivitis quickly?

Conjunctivitis: See eye doc, ususally requires medication for wuickest resolution ...Read more

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How does conjunctivitis usually progress?

Conjunctivitis: Typical pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, in adults lasts for 2-4 weeks. During this time, the eye may be red, puffy, uncomfortable, and very watery. Both eyes may be involved, and the vision may blur. Use artificial tears and cold compresses for some relief. Do not rub the eyes, and wash everything you touch with lysol wipes, since this condition is highly contagious from contact. ...Read more

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What can someone do about conjunctivitis?

What can someone do about conjunctivitis?

Depends: Depends on if Viral conjunctivitis (takes 2-3wks to resolve usually; can use cold compresses, cold non-preserved artificial tears; some eyeMDs Rx a steroid drop if severe though this can increase the shedding of virus) or Bacterial (need antibiotic if severe; is usual bacteria of body: diluted tea tree oil helps) or Allergic: see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more info. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for conjunctivitis?

It depends: Conjunctivitis can be allergic, inflammatory or infectious. There are no home remedies for infectious or inflammatory conjunctivitis, while occasionally cool compresses and artificial tears can allevieate some symptoms of the allergic form. It is important to find out which type you have in order to treat it properly. For this reason, you should have an eye doctor evaluate your eyes. ...Read more

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Can having conjunctivitis make you severely ill?

Can having conjunctivitis make you severely ill?

Cold: Cold or flue virus can cause conjunctivitis. Most of the time people have some cold symptom with viral conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Can conjunctivitis.be cured without any medicine?

Maybe: Some pinkeye is irritant based (dust, splahed fluid, etc.) and will self heal with time but may benedit from artificial tears. Some viral pinkeye may self heal but take more than a week. Some bacterial pinkeye is so uncomfortable, you will seek out care. ...Read more