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Is It Possible To 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org "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
My 1 year old son now has conjunctivitis using drops but through the day and night what's good to clean his eyes with?
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
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