Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Have Conjunctivitis Without Getting Sticky Eyes

Share
Dr. Jon Fishburn
748 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Could you have conjunctivitis without getting sticky eyes?

Could you have conjunctivitis without getting sticky eyes?

Yes: Mild conjunctivitis can be associated with eye redness and irritation without crusting/stickiness/discharge. I would recommend trying cool compresses, chilled over-the-counter artificial tears, and observation. If it is getting worse or not resolving, you need to see an eye doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

3

3
My eyes are burning and itching and feel gritty and sticky and were watering could I be getting conjunctivitis?? What can I do

My eyes are burning and itching and feel gritty and sticky and were watering could I be getting conjunctivitis?? What can I do

Patience: Conjunctivitis is caused by three things - germs, viruses, and allergies. Itching is usually more associated with allergies. Try flushing your eyes with saline eye drops several times a day and take an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, or clariten. Ask your pharmacist for an over the counter eye drop suggestion but if symptoms are not improved after a few days consider seeing your MD ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
How to treat constant itchy, leaky eyes that didn't respond to conjunctivitis drops but only seemed to get more irritated and itchy after each use?

Itchy eyes : This condition is most likely allergic in nature and will repond well to cold compresses and anti allegy drops (such as zatidor over the counter). Do not use visine or clear eyes. ...Read more

5

5
Allergic conjunctivitis on eyes, if i get allergy injection therapy, will it be injected on eye or another bodypart ? N how long the theraphy i should?

Allergic conjunctivitis on eyes, if i get allergy injection therapy, will it  be injected on eye or another bodypart ? N how long the theraphy i should?

In the arm: Like most injections/vaccinations, these are given in the upper arm. Allergy shots can take up to 2 years to become effective. Allergy therapy is also given as a liquid administered under the tongue. ...Read more

6

6
How to get rid of conjunctivitis? Got red / sore / watery eyes / yellow discharge

How to get rid of conjunctivitis? Got red / sore / watery eyes / yellow discharge

Time: Most viral conjunctivitis resolves on its own. Depending on the cause, ophthalmologists can help you. Otherwise supportive therapy for a few weeks like artificial tears, hand hygiene, etc. ...Read more

7

7
Can i get conjunctivitis by putting feces in my eye?

Can i get conjunctivitis by putting feces in my eye?

There would: be a distinct possibility of it. Feces are full of bacteria. Don't put fecal material in your eye. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What to do if I have pink eye (conjunctivitis), what happens if I don't get treatment?

Not to worry: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. Almost all clear without treatment.If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go back to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...Read more

10

10
What is the best way to get rid of eye redness from conjunctivitis?

What is the best way to get rid of eye redness from conjunctivitis?

Patience: Conjunctivitis is usually a viral infection of the lining of the eye and the redness and dilation are the bodies response to try and rid itself of the infection. Even if there were a way to get rid of the redness, you would want the defensive responses to remain active. Have patience and your body will win the battle and the redness with recede. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Can you get conjunctivitis (pink eye) more than once?

Pink Eye: Yes. Of course. There are numerous viruses and other infectious bugs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Would similasan eye drops actually get rid of conjunctivitis caused by an allergin?

Would similasan eye drops actually get rid of conjunctivitis caused by an allergin?

Similasan: Google the above or speak with your ophthalmologist for best answer ...Read more

13

13
I put topical bacitracin in my eye due to conjunctivitis, cant get to docs until tomorrow. The eye feels great, might this treat the infection?

I put topical bacitracin in my eye due to conjunctivitis, cant get to docs until tomorrow. The eye feels great, might this treat the infection?

Possibly: If the topical bacitracin that you put in the eye is meant for the eye, then yes it can possibly treat a mild bacterial conjunctivitis. If the medication is not meant for the eye, I would hold off putting any more in. There are components of non-ophthalmic medications that can irritate the eye and cause more harm than good. I would follow up with doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

14

14
Tell me about giant papillary conjunctivitis, (symptoms, medicine, and treatment to get rid it). Can it only make eye itching without red/hurt/watery ?

Tell me about giant papillary conjunctivitis, (symptoms, medicine, and treatment to get rid it). Can it only make eye itching without red/hurt/watery ?

GPC: Gpc is most often associated with overwear of contact lenses, especially if they are poorly fitting. They cause redness and irritation and contact lens intolerance. We use artificial tears and a contact lens holiday (no lenses) for a week or two, then a careful contact lens re-fit is needed. ...Read more

15

15
Can i cure my conjunctivitis naturally by keeping my eyes closed?

Can i cure my conjunctivitis naturally by keeping my eyes closed?

No: Most cases of conjunctivitis are self-limited (meaning they end whether or not they are treated). Keeping your eyes closed may make them feel better, but this will not help your infection get better. ...Read more

16

16
Hello, my eyes are so delicates, why? And what can I do for this. I have alérgic conjunctivitis

Hello, my eyes are so delicates, why? And what can I do for this. I have alérgic conjunctivitis

The allergies: Mauricio, if you have allergic conjunctivitis, it is not unusual for your eyes to be sensitive. Try an antihistamine eye drop. They can be found in the allergy section of almost every drug store. Hope this helps! ...Read more

17

17
Can rubbing eyes cause bacterial conjunctivitis?

Can rubbing eyes cause bacterial conjunctivitis?

Unlikely: The eyes are pretty terrific at fighting off potential invaders. Most conjunctivitis is due to viruses. Bacterial usually requires underlying breaks in the defense such as trauma, recent surgery and immunologic deficiency. Rubbing by itself will not cause bacterial infection. If your hands are somehow infected and there is a break in the defense it is possible. Avoid rubbing and wash hands. ...Read more

18

18
Just got a yellow discharge in eyes. I think it is conjunctivitis. What else could it be?

Just got a yellow discharge in eyes. I think it is conjunctivitis. What else could it be?

Yellow discharge: Could be conjunctivitis (viral if recent cold & a lot of eye itching) or due to a dry or unstable tear film can be from clogged meibomian glands, demodex, staph on lashes; rarely from immune issue. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com "lid hygiene" on how to use warm compresses, diluted tea tree oil wiping, & artificial tears to naturally help relieve sx. May need Rx from eyeMD for antibiotic ...Read more

19

19
My 1 year old son now has conjunctivitis using drops but through the day and night what's good to clean his eyes with?

My 1 year old son now has conjunctivitis using drops but through the day and night what's good to clean his eyes with?

Warm washcloth: I would use a slightly warm (make sure it is not hot) washcloth to wipe his eye. This will help you remove the discharge and sooth the eyeball. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
20

20
Son of 1yr has conjunctivitis in both eyes went to dr 2day ago no drops prescribed just to keep clean, now his eyes are puffing underneath?

Son of 1yr has conjunctivitis in both eyes went to dr 2day ago no drops prescribed just to keep clean, now his eyes are puffing underneath?

Conjunctivitis: Your doctor believes your son has a viral conjunctivitis, sometimes also called pink eye. No need to treat this with antibiotic drops. Artificial tears can be used, but very difficult to give to babies, as they fight getting drops in eyes. Follow doctor's advice for now and contact doctor again if you see yellow pus or eyes turn very red or things don't improve in few days. ...Read more