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What is the technical definition of pink eye and how do you get rid of it?

What is the technical definition of pink eye and how do you get rid of it?

A virus infection: The term "pink eye" usually refers viral conjunctivitis. It is highly contagious. Because it is not due to a bacterial, antibiotic drops are not effective. The infection will go away by itself, just as in the common cold. Topical artificial tears can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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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How does pink eye spread?

How does pink eye spread?

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

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Is pink eye a typical symptom of something worse?

Unknown.: An irritated eye, leading to a pink or red appearance, can be due to numerous causes. See your ophthalmologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye?

What are the symptoms of pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: Symptoms of conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, include reddness and irritation of the eye, especially the membrane lining the eyelids, the conjunctiva. This may also cause tearing or a discharge from the eye. ...Read more

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What are signs of pink eye?

Pink eye: Most common is a pink eye with mucous and eyelashes sticking together especially on awakening. The eyelids can swell and there can be a slight blur in vision but should not be dramatic change. Can also be associated with an upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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How do u get pink eye?

How do u get pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye, broadly referred as " conjunctivitis" only means your eye is red. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies as well as chemical irritation. Therefore not all " pink eyes" are treated the same. ...Read more

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How does the doctor diagnose pink eye?

Several ways: Usually this is a clinical diagnosis it is based on the history given, the symptoms, the examination of the eye(s) the type of discharge, and other historical and exam findings. There are some rapid tests to determine if the infection is viral or bacterial. One can also do a smear of the discharge and stain it and determine the type by looking at the slide. Culture can be taken too! ...Read more

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How do you know if you have pink eye?

How do you know if you have pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye will look red with push discharge. It is itchy usually. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye to happen?

Agree w/ Dr. Edwards: Virus is probably the most common cause of pink eye, but there are also other causes. See one's doc if there is cloudy thick goopy discharge as one may have a bacterial pink eye. A painful pink eye could be a sign of glaucoma. Pink eye may also be seen with auto immune disorders in which case there may be inflammation in the iris. See doc for persistent unusual uncomfortable pink eye. ...Read more

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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