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Is It Dangerous To Have Pink Eye
Pink eye: The usual form of pink eye termed conjunctivitis, is a viral illness with a discrete lifespan of 3-10 days. There is little danger as the body is effective at ridding itself of this pest. The major danger is "social" as you are at risk of spreading this to your friends and colleagues who will not appreciate that at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Flu is worse: Flu can be a misdiagnosis or can be dangerous if fever goes too high and can cause dehydration. Flu can affect other organs, hence why a flu shot is recommended. Pink eye is not dangerous and can often be left untreated. Just see an ophthalmologist to make sure it is actually pink eye and not something worse. Feel better and drink lots of fluids. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pink eye and a stye in my eye at the same time they occurred at the same time... .can this be dangerous?
Not additive: These by themselves are uncomfortable but rarely ever harmful.. If both occur at the same time, that compounds the discomfort but does not make either condition worse. There is no especial danger to these occurring together. ...Read more
Is pink eye dangerous for toddlers and infants? Should i take my child to the doctor? I'm pretty sure my daughter has pink eye. She has yellow, gooey, and crusty discharge around her eye. I need to know if it will clear up on its own or should she go see
Predominantly viral: Your child's signs are most likely due to a viral infection. I advise a checkup with an ophthalmologist to reassure that it's not seriously affecting the eye in a way that may require antibiotics, as i'm a bacterial infection. Most viral conjunctivitis clears up on its own in 7-10 days with conservative treatment. Avoid contaminating yourself ; others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most pink eye is viral which has to just go away on its own and the treatment is to improve comfort and prevent spread. Bacterial causes are cured easily with antibiotic eye drops. Allergic causes are treated with allergy eye drops. There are other less common causes as well. But garden variety viral conjunctivitis has to run its course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more
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