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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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Can meningitis lead to any eye problems?

Can meningitis lead to any eye problems?

Yes: Severe meningitis can involve the optic nerves to the eyes and cause blindness. It can also cause increased intracranial pressure which can compress the optic nerves of nerves to the muscles of the eye, causing decreased vision or eye misalignment. ...Read more

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Dark circles under eyes after meningitis. What do you suggest?

Dark circles under eyes after meningitis. What do you suggest?

Dark circles: Dark circles under eyes is venous congestion. You must sleep adequately, and increase your hydration and avoid caffeine. The circles should improve. ...Read more

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Was in crowd for a party, choked on his drink when he talked and drops of his saliva fell in the corner of my eye. Can you get meningitis this way?

Improbable: Are you saying a man sick with meningitis was at a party and drinking alcohol? And you think you can get meningitis this way? Your scenario is so unfathomable that I am not sure what you are worrying about. Was he ill? Did he have a fever? Do you feel ill? Do you have a fever? ...Read more

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I have been suffering frm a chronic headache since 2008, it does not stop and my eyes are sore. It is burning inside, is it meningitis or whaat?

I have been suffering frm a chronic headache since 2008, it does not stop and my eyes are sore. It is burning inside, is it meningitis or whaat?

See a doctor: Since 2008? Have you been seen and evaluated by a good physician? It is highly improbable that you have any central nervous system infection, but you should be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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If i had meningitis would i know after 8 days?I have had stiff neck, mild headache, eye pain.I can touch chin to chest no problem.Always hungry.No fever

Meningitis: Are you taking any tetracycline type antibiotics or high doses of vitamin a? You may have a condition that mimics meningitis, namely psedotumor cerebri. Consult your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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3days ago I suffer congestion of nose& ear,pain around eyes&above nose,flu&cough.maybe sinusitis? But i feared meningitis or any mental disorders ?

3days ago I suffer congestion of nose& ear,pain around eyes&above nose,flu&cough.maybe sinusitis? 
But i feared meningitis or any mental disorders ?

Cold and flu: Not a meningitis - if it were, it would be very unlikely that you would be asking about symptoms 3 days into the illness online. If you are still troubled by symptoms then visit your doctor. Evaluation for sinusitis would seem appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I have meningitis having moderate headache for weeks, eye pain photophobia diziness without having other symptoms like fever, shivers, nausea etc?

Chronic meninigitis: The more common causes of chronic meningitis include cryptococcus, tuberculosis, and other less frequently encountered organisms. Go see your doctor and if indicated they may want to do a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) since this is the best way in which to exclude this diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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


Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more