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Is There A Way That I Can Make My Conjunctivitis Less Noticeable
Preferably not: The redness that you are experiencing is your eye's way of letting you know that something is wrong. Hiding the redness with eye drops will not treat the underlying condition, and may cause worsening redness and irritation in the long run. You would best be served by having an eye doctor evaluate and treat the cause of the redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great Care: Wash your hands. A lot. Try very hard to not touch your eyes. A lot harder. Have others avoid contact with items you have touched. Have your friends and co-workers wash their hands a lot. Conjunctivits is quite contagious, so the more care that is exerted, the less likely it is to spread. ...Read more
Depends: If you or your doctor suspect that the infection might be related to your cosmetics then you should discard them. Otherwise, it is often not necessary. Although make-up is not sterile and harbors a lot of germs, you have likely been using yours for a long time prior to developing conjunctivitis and it was probably not the cause. Of course, it can't hurt to buy new make-up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid the cause: The best way to treat any allergy is to identify the cause and avoid it. Somethings can't be avoided. That's where medication like mast cell-stabilizing eye drops and allergen immunotherapy (good old allergy shots) can make a huge difference. Start by consulting a board-certified allergist who can help you find the cause of your conjunctivitis. Try www.Aaaai.Org or www.Acaai.Org for help. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to take ( collyre visquex fucithalmic due to conjunctivitis ) if I have taken marijuanna less then 10 times in my life?
No: If you are not using marijuana now, there is no reason you cannot use a prescribed medication from your doctor. Be sure you are always honest with your doctor about all of your recreational drug usage -- even if they don"t ask, you should offer the info. We are trained to ask everyone all of the time, and then we forget, or think it's embarassing, or think we can guess by looking. Gl and be well. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis question: i thoroughly washed all my make up and dipped them in alcohol (vodka). Are they still contageous?
Time: Viral conjunctivitis, like a viral respiratory infection runs its course over a 10-14 day period of time. Medications taken durning a viral illness, be it in the eye or other or system are supportive only. They protect from bacterial superinfections and treat the symptoms of the viral infection. ...Read more
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