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Is Pink Eye A Sign Of Pregnancy
Im 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?
Cool compresses: If that doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist to determine what kind of conjunctvitis you have and the best treatment given you're pregnant. ...Read more
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
I'm 5 months pregnant & have pink eye. Dr prescribed erythromycin ointment. She says it's safe for pregnancy. Is it the safest?
Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma as well. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. I've seen patients diagnosed with "pink eye" even in ers, with a more severe problem.
Diagnosing is most challenging. ...Read more
Redness/drainage: Conjunctivitis is inflammation of white part of the eye caused by virus, bacteria, allergens or irritant. More likely infectious cause if it begins on one side and associated with purulent drainage or systemic symptoms. School personnel typically presume all "red eyes" are contagious. Bacterial causes may require antibiotic drops, viral infections are self-limited. Hand washing prevents spread. ...Read more
What can I do if my eyes kept getting stuck together while i was asleep is that a sign of pink eye?
Blepharitis: More likely, it is a sign of blepharitis or other similar conditions. Information about blepharitis is available online. We recommend that you see your eye doctor to ensure that there is not a more serious condition. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis can either be caused by allergy, viruses or bacteria. Allergic causes can be relieved by Benedryl, Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine). Viral causes are self limiting (meaning there is no specific treatment, contagious but resolve on their own). Bacterial causes are treatable only by prescription antibiotic drops. Careful handwashing and avoiding towel sharing can help reduce spread to others. ...Read more
Most commonly viral: "pinkeye" is a general term for inflammation of the white of the eye, or conjunctivitis. It is often viral, but can be bacterial or even allergic. Some forms of viral pinkeye can be quite debilitating, even leading to visual loss. Recent antiviral medications have proved quite effective against the more severe forms of conjunctivitis, so be sure to see your eye doctor at the first signs. ...Read more
Viral conjunctivitis: He overwhelming majority of "pink eye" cases are due to viral conjunctival infection. This is usually self limited, dramatic looking, and moderately contagious. There are other causes of eye redness. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more
Prevent spread: Now that you know how it is spread, work to prevent spreading to those around you. Wash your hands a lot! don't shake hands, share pens, towels or pillows. Wash your hands again! the best thing you can do is not give this to your family friends and coworkers. ...Read more
Contagious!: Most "pink eye" in adults is a viral infection, caught from someone else with pink eye, or something that person touched! good hand washing, separate towels, and keeping your hands away from your eyes is essential. Lubricating eye drops can help. Antibiotic eye drops rarely help (although often requested). There are uncommon but serious causes of "red eye", so see your md for worsening symptoms. ...Read more
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You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause
bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently.Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with antihistamine eye drops with/without oral antihistamines
see your doctor or opthalmologist, you can get any of these@80. ...Read more
I don't understand: your question. Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more