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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
Eyes keep fogging while wearing contacts in summer. cloudiness doesn't go away for hours after taking them out. sun & light make it hard to see & burn?
Wear glasses: It would prudent to not wear contact lenses. ...Read more
How long is pink eye contagious? My son's child care has a policy that children with pink eye stay home until they're no longer contagious.
Pink eye (conjunctivitis) generally remains contagious as long as your child is experiencing tearing and matted eyes: Signs and symptoms of pink eye usually improve within three to seven days. When tearing and matted eyes are no longer present, it's appropriate for a child to return to school or child care. If the pink eye is caused by a bacterial infection, treatment with antibiotic drops or ointment for the eyes may be necessary. Some schools and child care facilities require that a child wait at least 24 hours after starting treatment before returning. Good hygiene — including hand-washing after touching the eyes — is important to minimize spread of the disease. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis, is very contagious ; lasts 2wks despite meds. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. Clear eyes help but does not cure. ...Read more
Not typically: Unless you are allergic to cucumbers, this should not cause an infection. ...Read more
After 30 min of flying, I get dry, bloodshot eyes. Don't wear contact lenses on flight. I use refresh dry eye drops but the redness stays. Any ideas?
Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, and consider closing your eyes (maybe using a sleep mask) and sleeping while you listen to some music. There is a moistening ointment, I believe, which might last longer than the drops while you're flying. ...Read more
Ways to clear up bloodshot eyes from stress/fatigue/too much computer usage? Tried Visine drops and refraining from using anything with a screen but it's not working?
Bloodshot eyes: I suggest an eye exam first. Perhaps you are straining to focus your vision. Or are you wearing contact lenses that you should change or remove? Instead of Visine, try one of the artificial tears, such as Systane. The relief is temporary, but it may help. The hard part, but maybe most important, will be to reduce stress and get enough sleep. Drink plenty of water and avoid dehydration. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Optometrists, regardless of where they practice, can prescribe certain medications. More importantly, pink eye is a condition that does not respond to current medications because it is viral. There are some conditions that are similar, such as bacterial conjunctivitis and allergies. These can be treated with medication prescribed by an eye doctor. ...Read more
See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently.Allergic conjunctivitis is treated with antihistamine eye drops with/without oral antihistamines see your doctor or opthalmologist, you can get any of [email protected] ...Read more
Went to work with pink eye while on antibiotics but did not wait 24 hours - what was the exposure to co-workers?
Little: If you were careful not to touch around your eye and then touch surfaces your co-workers touch, the risk is extremely small. If you had used antibiotic drops during the 24 hours, the viability of the bacteria was less, and, therefore, the risk to your co-workers less. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rt eye is having yellow, stringy mucus.Not discharge, but can pick it out.Red conj. & lower skin lid, tender.1st day @ nurs home as CNA student.cause?
Possible infection : As a care provider at a nursing home, you're exposed to possible sources of infection. An acute discharge with red conjunctiva is likely conjunctivitis. If your eyelid is red & sore, there could be a sty developing. I recommend not exposing this to anyone, including your other eye. Perform meticulous eyelid cleaning, trial artificial tears 4 comfort. Naphcon A™ can ease congestion. If worse, C MD. ...Read more
Irritant rxn ??: Some people are sensitive to one or more of the components of a contact solution & will develop irritation any time they use it. Continued use will likely lead to more inflammation & discomfort. Switching back to one without the component should end the issue but it may take several days & require you stop using the contacts for a while for it to heal. ...Read more
Can I use home made cucumber eye pads to help reduce the puffiness and dark blue color under my eyes from being tired and sleeping late?
Many things: Red eyes: broken blood vessels, infllammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked ducts on eyelid). In addition, you may have inflammation on the top of the eye, episcleritis or scleritis or in the front to the eye, irtis. You need the right diagnosis to get the treatment to get rid of red eyes. You need an eye exa. ...Read more
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