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What are pink eye symptoms?

What are pink eye symptoms?

Red/pink eyes: Pink eye, or conjunctivitis is a common ailment, especially in children. The white of the eye (sclera) becomes bloodshot, the inner eyelids are red, sometimes swollen, increased tears, and sometimes pus causes the lids to stick together. It can be bacterial, viral, or allergic and the treatment depends upon the etiology. ...Read more

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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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What are pink eye symptoms and signs?

What are pink eye symptoms and signs?

Pink Eye: Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma as well. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. I've seen patients diagnosed with "pink eye" even in ers, with a more severe problem. Diagnosing is most challenging. ...Read more

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Can pussy eyes be symptoms of eye infection?

Can pussy eyes be symptoms of eye infection?

Yes: Bacterial eye infections are often characterized by discharge. See your eye doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can siliasan pink eye relief actually cure pink eye?

Can siliasan pink eye relief actually cure pink eye?

No: A homeopathic drop to "soothe" the eye. Typically "pink" eye is a viral conjunctivitis that has no cure, that is commonly acquired during the "cold" season. Time heals. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) artificial tears, decongestant eye drops, and proper eyelid hygiene generally is all that is necessary. Ocassionally a complicated pink eye needs an eye md to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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Will treatment for strep throat also treat pink eye?

Will treatment for strep throat also treat pink eye?

Not really: Many viral infections result in varying degrees of ocular irritation and often times even conjunctivitis or pink eye. Usually, as the infection clears, the ocular symptoms subside. So, the tablets you take to help with the throat don't act directly on the pink eye. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pink eye?

What are symptoms of pink eye?

Red, discharge: Pink eye usually refers to viral conjunctivitis, symptoms include some drainage, either watery or thicker. Lids can be stuck and swollen, foreign body sensation with burning, eye is red bloodshot and irritated, transfer easily from one eye to the other, very contagious. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for bacterial contagious pinkeye treated with antibiotic eye drops?

What is the recovery time for bacterial contagious pinkeye treated with antibiotic eye drops?

Pinkeye: Most pinkeye is due to viral infection. The 40 or so viruses which can cause this have a symptom cycle of 3 to 10 days of activity until recovery except for the several that cause corneal immune deposits which can last longer. Antibiotic eyedrops do not treat viral disease but merely prevent secondary bacterial invasion. They do not alter the time cycle of the viral infection. ...Read more

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What would yellow eye discharge and cold symptoms indicate?

What would yellow eye discharge and cold symptoms indicate?

Yellow eye discharge: Yellow eye discharge is not necessarily pus caused by infection. An example is babies with plugged tear ducts. The whitish yellowish discharge is an accumulation of surface eye and lid cells that are washed out by tears. Other than that, thick yellowish greenish discharge is usually caused by bacterial infection but, occasionally, when caused by viruses. ...Read more

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Pink eye or cold and allergy eye symptoms - what are the differences?

Pink eye or cold and allergy eye symptoms - what are the differences?

Red eye: Pink eye is usually due to a bacterial infection, the lids get mattery, crusty, and stuck shut. Allergies make the surface of the eye red and produce a clear watery discharge, and is usually associated with some itching, and if you rub the eye you can get it secondarily infected and end up with a pink eye condition in addition. A cold is associated with a clear discharge and it can be infected. ...Read more

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Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?

Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?

See eye doctor: But I suspect that you may have dry eyes which may respond to regular use (3-4x/day) of artificial tear preferably in single-dose form. One of the major symptoms of dry eyes is tearing because the body is trying to overcome the dryness by periodically producing tear. I would not advise using prednisone for this condition. ...Read more

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Is reinfection with pink eye possible?

Is reinfection with pink eye possible?

No: Assuming your reference to pink eye is viral conjunctivitis, no, you cannot re-infect yourself. However, it is possible that you get another infection from a different strain. ...Read more

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Red inflamed inner upper eye lid for 2 week disposable contacts wearer. See red bump and white bump. Possible causes? OTC treatments? prescription treatments?

Red inflamed inner upper eye lid for 2 week disposable contacts wearer. See red bump and white bump. Possible causes? OTC treatments? prescription treatments?

Possible stye: it's possible that you have a stye has developed on your eyelid. Try using warm compresses for 15 to 20 min 2-4 times daily and lid scrubs. This may allow the eyelid gland to open and drain. If no improvement you may need antibiotics or possibly steroids to help, which would require an eye exam. I would avoid wearing contact lenses while elevation is still present. Good luck! ...Read more

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Remedies for pink eye?

Remedies for pink eye?

Pink eye treatment: It depends on the cause. It could be an infection, tired eyes or even dry eyes. Consult with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Flu symptoms and white discharge from eye?

Flu symptoms and white discharge from eye?

Not sure pink eye: With flu-like symptoms it's difficult to know whether you will develop a full case of the flu. As a viral infection, influenza may also affect moist mucous membranes of the eye causing discharge. It's contagious so be care full not to spread it around, and to your other eye. Careful cleansing of eyelashes to clean the matter, artificial tear drops, a brief course of a ocular decongestant may help. ...Read more

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What treatments will I need for bacterial pink eye?

What treatments will I need for bacterial pink eye?

Antibiotic treatment: Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more

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Does erythromycin op treat pink eye?

Yes, but: A pink eye in adults is usually viral. Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is sometimes prescribed to prevent secondary infection. The viral pink eye has to run its 7-14 day course. ...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