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Why is one eye bloodshot badly? Is bloodshot the same as pinkeye?

Why is one eye bloodshot badly?  Is bloodshot the same as pinkeye?

No: Bloodshot sounds to me as subconjunctival hemorrhage. See picture. Bening, ugly looking condition. Sneezing, cough, straining may cause it. ...Read more

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Woke up with one eye bloodshot, weird dizzy/light headed/disoriented feeling (hard to explain), headache, now facial twitching, difficulty focusing?

Woke up with one eye bloodshot, weird dizzy/light headed/disoriented feeling (hard to explain), headache, now facial twitching, difficulty focusing?

? cluster headache: If you also noticed tears or nasal discharge from the side the eye is bothered, it may be a cluster headache. This is a special kind of headache that affects the area around one eye. It may also be there is something in your eye. Is it hard to see out of that eye? Or is it hard to move that eye? This would indicate other causes. What about the pupil? ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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If you wear contact lenses, wear glasses when eye is infected
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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Clean face towels with hot water separately if pink eye
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What can cause a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same place?

What can cause a headache on one side and my eye bloodshot in same place?

Many headaches: There are a number of unilateral headaches associated with cranial autonomic symptoms which can cause redness of the eye on the same side including migraine, cluster, hemicrania continua, paroxysmal hemicrania, and sunct. Diagnosis depends upon other features of the headache, most importantly duration of the headache without treatment as well as frequency. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Prevent future eye infections by washing hands and not touching eyes
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Clean the affected eye carefully with water
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See an ophthalmologist
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Take any needed medicine as prescribed
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I have had a "cold" for a week now - cough, green mucus, sore throat, congestion. Now one eye is bloodshot. Should i see my pcp?

I have had a "cold" for a week now - cough, green mucus, sore throat, congestion. Now  one eye is bloodshot. Should i see my pcp?

Virus: Your description is most consistent with a viral illness (ie cold). I would see your pcp to get meds to control your symptoms and make you more comfortable as the cold runs its course. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Hands off! Don't spread infection.
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Clean, warm, moist compresses
20 min, 4x day for 1 weeks
See doctor for Antibiotic eyedrops - keep the dropper clean
4x day
Antihistamines to reduce irritation
every 4-6 hours
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What causes your only one eye to get bloodshot?

What causes your only one eye to get bloodshot?

Ocular irritation: If you only have one eye this can be an emergency and you should seek immediate attention by an ophthalmologist. If only one of your eyes is having this problem it is still an urgent problem. It can be a simple problem with simple answer or a sign of potential dangerous problems either in the body as a whole or in the eye itself that can lead to loss of vision or function. ...Read more

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