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Every morning I wake up eyes glued by mucous and swollen tonsils. I find it hard to swallow and no fever. Then better again. Can it be spring season?

Every morning I wake up eyes glued by mucous and swollen tonsils. I find it hard to swallow and no fever. Then better again. Can it be spring season?

Many things: Allergies possibly combined with eyelid infection: blepharitis (infection of eye lashes and eyelids) or meibomianitis (infection of ducts on eyelids). You should see your doctor. ...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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My left eye is swollen, red and tender. I think I have pink eye, what should I do?

My left eye is swollen, red and tender. I think I have pink eye, what should I do?

Eye Pain: See your doctor as all these symptoms may just be conjunctivitis, however may be something more serious and you may need to see an Ophthalmologist. Pink eye may also be highly contagious so you should not be going to work or other social events until its cleared ...Read more

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My son woke up from his nap with one swollen very red eyelid and the area underneath is is also very red but doesn't look like pink eye in anyway?

My son woke up from his nap with one swollen very red eyelid and the area underneath is is also very red but doesn't look like pink eye in anyway?

Red eyelids?: Most serious possibility is something called orbital cellulitis (an infection in tissues surrounding the eyeball). Usually very sick looking and swollen. Have him seen pronto at pedal ER! ...Read more

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My right eye is watery and swollen. It feels scratchy like it has sand in it. Could this be pink eye or just allergies which I also currently have?

My right eye is watery and swollen. It feels scratchy like it has sand in it. Could this be pink eye or just allergies which I also currently have?

Infection likely: Although allergy can cause the symptoms you describe, they usually are present in both eyes. The feeling of sandiness is more likely associated with infection rather than allergy. ...Read more

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So my eye has thick mucus buildup at the tearduct, is slightly swollen&crust has formed also slight blurred vision. I think it's pink eye but not sure?

So my eye has thick mucus buildup at the tearduct, is slightly swollen&crust has formed also slight blurred vision. I think it's pink eye but not sure?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Puffy/swollen left eyelid for six months my left eyelid has been puffy and swollen for six months. Alleregy meds haven't done a thing for me. I went to dr and it isn't pink eye or anything of that nature. The puffiness is now on my left side of my face too

Puffy/swollen left eyelid for six months my left eyelid has been puffy and swollen for six months. Alleregy meds haven't done a thing for me. I went to dr and it isn't pink eye or anything of that nature. The puffiness is now on my left side of my face too

Many: Many many things can cause swollen eyelids (lid edema). Strange that it is just on one side. If has ben going on for six months, it is probably not an infection. It could be an allergic reaction to something. The confusing part is the one-sided-ness. I would see a local specialist to have it looked at and evaluated. ...Read more

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September 5th I got pink eye, it went away. Next Saturday I was ok. This Saturday my eyes got swollen shut and now I have a blood clot. Please help?

September 5th I got pink eye, it went away. Next Saturday I was ok. This Saturday my eyes got swollen shut and now I have a blood clot. Please help?

I'm not sure..: ...what you mean by blood clot? Perhaps you are seeing red/blood in the sclera/white part of your eye? Most conjunctivitis is viral, and will often clear without antibiotics. But with a recurrence, seemingly more severe with thicker discharge you need to see your ophthalmologist or primary provider. A physical exam and evaluation of your eyes is needed. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Eyelid edema: Following intense emotional situations with crying, runny nose, and lots of wiping eyelids and nose secretions, the eyelids often swell, eyes look red, and the ocular surface may be slightly irritated. Mucous is generated by the eye in response to the irritation. Sometimes contamination can be introduced into the eye with all the wiping. Not usually an infection results, but if worse, see eye doc. ...Read more

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Eyes: Itchy, red, swollen, tearing (no abnor. Discharge). Worse in right eye. Occurred 1 day last week, went away and is back. Allergic or Pink eye?

Eyes: Itchy, red, swollen, tearing (no abnor. Discharge). Worse in right eye. Occurred 1 day last week, went away and is back. Allergic or Pink eye?

Consult with us: To help determine cause. If gets worse before better with cold ice packs and cold non preserved artificial tears, it can be from a virus which can take 2 wks to resolve without help. ...Read more

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A doctor diagnosed me with pink eye gave me drops and antibiotic yesterday. It is still swollen shut and very red. Is this normal?

A doctor diagnosed me with pink eye gave me drops and antibiotic yesterday. It is still swollen shut and very red. Is this normal?

Depends: Conjunctivitis may be viral, bacterial, allergic and traumatic or other. Even if the drops given were appropriate the inflammatory process may not yet had enough time to recede. If you were not seen by an ophthalmologist, go back and see one now. Vision can be lost quickly and can be irretrievable if the diagnosis and treatment were not correct. Hope you clear up and feel better soon. Best. ...Read more

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My eye is pink but it doesn't itch, hurt, doesn't have crust or isn't swollen. Is it still a pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: Sounds like it. If there is any question in your mind that this is other than a self-limiting viral infection or an allergy, go and see an ophthalmologist asap. You should never fool with your vision. Hope this clears quickly. ...Read more

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Eyes aren't red but is having a lot of eye goop, could it be anything but pink eye? Like I said his eyes are not red or swollen

Could be sinus: The eye drainage could be coming backward from his nose. If he has cold symptoms, this may be the case
could keep cleaning it out and see your doctor for an exam if the symptoms persist ...Read more

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Will pink eye make a tear duct swollen?

Will pink eye make a tear duct swollen?

Possible connection: Yes, infact it may be the other way around. A nasolacrimal duct infection can cause pink eye especially in the medial angle (towards the nose). ...Read more

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I had pink eye just a few days before. Could that have made a lymph node in my breast swollen?

I had pink eye just a few days before. Could that have made a lymph node in my breast swollen?

Unlikely: Pink eye or viral conjunctivitis classically causes a swollen preauricular (in front of your ear auricle) lymph node. Viruses in general can cause swollen lymph nodes in your body. Given though, the location, have your md evaluate to be safe. ...Read more

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The area under my left eye is red, swollen and tender to touch. I do not believe it is a sty or pink eye - what could this be?

The area under my left eye is red, swollen and tender to touch. I do not believe it is a sty or pink eye - what could this be?

Inflamed skin: If skin is red, swollen and tender to touch it is inflamed. The most concerning cause of inflammation is infection, so keep an eye out. Chronic irritation from rubbing or watering eyes can do it. Bug bites can do it. Sometimes allergies can do it, although these usually itch more than hurt until they get infected. You might also be in the early stage of a stye. Keep an eye out for a bump on eyelid. ...Read more

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I woke up with my right eyelid swollen and a reddish purple. No sty, no pink eye, and I haven't been hit n it hurts. Please help!

I woke up with my right eyelid swollen and a reddish purple. No sty, no pink eye, and I haven't been hit n it hurts. Please help!

See MD: You need to get to a doctor to properly evaluate the cause. There may be infection or trauma that you were unaware of as may occur during sleep. This is not an appropriate condition to address online. ...Read more

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Eye is swollen from pink eye, can I put ice on it to help with the swelling?

Eye is swollen from pink eye, can I put ice on it to help with the swelling?

Pink eye: Absolutely. You need to get an antibiotic drop for the eye so the infection resolves. Wash your hands frequently and clean all of the doorknobs around the house and the common area that people touch. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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My daughter eye is swollen from the bottom of her eye all the way around the bottom what is it they say pink eye but I don't think so?

My daughter eye is swollen from the bottom of her eye all the way around the bottom what is it they say pink eye but I don't think so?

Swelling eye: If an MD diagnosed pink eye, it is a viral infection.
Gentak eye drops by script are generally used to keep the eyelid from secondary infection (bacteria). Also, swelling may occur as an allergic reaction to the virus.
You may use Benadryl oral 1 tsp q 6 hrs q for eyelid
swelling, itching. If the eyelid becomes angry red and spreads or has a purple hue to it, increased discharge, fevers, see MD. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more