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Should I still go to work if I have red eyes?

Should I still go to work if I have red eyes?

Red eye contagion: This depends upon the cause. If it is a hemorrhage (bright red, little effect on the vision, almost no discomfort) then there is not problem. If it is a viral conjunctivitis (diffuse redness, irritation, discharge, swelling of the eye lining) then it is contagious and your fellow workers will be very angry if they get it. Your ophthalmologist can sort out the cause and give treatment. ...Read more

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I am 37 w 2 d pregnant with BP high and low. Once its high, I can't breath and I have red eyes and burning sensation. Still doc doesn't want to induce?

I am 37 w 2 d pregnant with BP high and low. Once its high, I can't breath and I have red eyes and burning sensation. Still doc doesn't want to induce?

How high BP?: The main concern would be preeclampsia or other hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. Your obstetrician should be able to diagnose you with frequent blood pressure checks and proteinuria determination after a 24-hour urine collection in the hospital. If you are hypertensive for the first time after 37 weeks, delivery is indicated promptly to avoid abruption, fetal death, stroke, seizures (eclampsia). ...Read more

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Recently, I have had red eyes for three years. Nothing works?

Recently, I have had red eyes for three years. Nothing works?

See Eye MD: There are many possible causes of red eyes. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I dropped 3 drops ofclear eyes: red eye drops' today and it is still this red?

I dropped 3 drops ofclear eyes: red eye drops' today and it is still this red?

Clear eyes?: Clear eyes is an astringent agent that acts by constricting conjunctival blood vessels thus the eye looks whiter. As the medication wears off, you will often see increased redness from rebound dilation of the vessels. Chronic use of these agents can result in the vessels looking more dilated and prominent over time. Clear eyes may not be the appropriate treatment for your redness if persistent. ...Read more

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Dropped 3 'clear eyes: red eye drops' today and it is still this red, what to do?

Dropped 3 'clear eyes: red eye drops' today and it is still this red, what to do?

These drops have: Preservatives in them that can make things worse. There is not an eye drop that will get the redness out in one day. This requires a longer time to treat. Visine can help but is not healthy to use daily. Need an eye exam to determine the cause of red eyes. ...Read more

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I have chronic red eyes, diagnosed w/ blepharitis nothing works other than a antibiotic/steroid drop (hardly) I'm only 27. What else can I do?

I have chronic red eyes, diagnosed w/ blepharitis nothing works other than a antibiotic/steroid drop (hardly) I'm only 27. What else can I do?

Avoid prolonged: Steroid/antibiotic drop by using daily warm compresses, with massage afterwards of the closed eyelids and lashes. Dietary omega3 is very helpful. If you already take Doxycycline that may help, but please note that it may affect the potency of your oral contraceptive. Please use additional means for birth control! ...Read more

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Do I still have pink eye if I have only red eyes I had pink eye for one day and now all I have is red eye and no symptoms does that mean that I don't have pink eye any more?

Do I still have pink eye if I have only red eyes I had pink eye for one day and now all I have is red eye and no symptoms does that mean that I don't have pink eye any more?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is causing my red eyes? Otc allergy meds do not work. I wear contacts and use computer a lot. Eye dr didn't find anything. Sinus rinse too.

What is causing my red eyes? Otc allergy meds do not work. I wear contacts and use computer a lot. Eye dr didn't find anything. Sinus rinse too.

Dry eye: You likely have dry eyes which get worse when one stares at a monitor for a long time without blinking. Consider using single-vial artificial tear several times a day regularly and blink your eyes at least once every 30 minutes to see if this helps. ...Read more

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What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, I wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read more

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Got swollen red eyes w light sens & tears. Stopped wearing contacts, an eye doc. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st. A day of drops helped but still sensitive.

Got swollen red eyes w light sens & tears. Stopped wearing contacts, an eye doc. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) st. A day of drops helped but still sensitive.

Overwear syndrome: Sounds like you had a keratitis possibly from hypoxia due to overwear of your contact lenses. As long as your eye doctor ruled out a corneal ulcer your eyes will gradually recover. You may want to return to your physician to re-evaluate your present contact lens material and fit to avoid a recurrence. You may also want to be evaluated for dry eye which can decrease the contact lens performance. ...Read more

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I have chylamdia and chylamdia conjuctivits I was treated at the ER for a sever burning when I pee as well as very red eyes I was given 1g of azithromicin and also a shot of another antibiotic it has been 2 days and I still have a bad burn in urine im won

I have chylamdia and chylamdia conjuctivits I was treated at the ER for a sever burning when I pee as well as very red eyes I was given 1g of azithromicin and also a shot of another antibiotic it has been 2 days and I still have a bad burn in urine im won

More time: You may need to give the medications more time to work. You may still be able to transmit the infection to a partner for 7 days after treatment as well, so you should not expect to be well after 2 days. ...Read more

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I have terrible hay fever and symptoms are acting up big time - runny nose, red eyes, sneezing, congestion. What can I do? What medication works best?

I have terrible hay fever and symptoms are acting up big time - runny nose, red eyes, sneezing, congestion. What can I do? What medication works best?

Multiple: Anti histamine as a start steroids nose spray eye drop such as patnol make sure you know what you are allergic to as you may start these medication next year before the season hits you as preemptive. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fatal. See a health provider today! ...Read more

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Mom has viral meningitis, hospitalized. No fever, nomore red spots on knees or red eyes. Still has severe headaches, stiff neck; low white cells. Help?

Mom has viral meningitis, hospitalized. No fever, nomore red spots on knees or red eyes. Still has severe headaches, stiff neck; low white cells. Help?

Ask her doctor: Viral meningitis presents with headache, sometimes sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, vomiting, fever, stiff neck, malaise, sometimes mental changes and the spinal fluid shows findings which are not compatible with bacterial meningitis. Your mom should get better fairly quickly and be back to full health soon, but if you have questions, ask her doctor. ...Read more

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Could eye drops work for red eye?

Could eye drops work for red eye?

The cause: Of the red eye is important to diagnose. This will dictate the type of drop that will be used for treatment. It's best to have an eye exam so your doctor can recommend the appropriate treatment for your red eye. Good luck. ...Read more

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I used red eye drops' today and it is still this red, what to do?

I used red eye drops' today and it is still this red, what to do?

See a doctor: Persistent redness may indicate a continuing problem. The best course would be to have an examination of your eyes to determine the cause of your redness. ...Read more

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What are good red eye drops that work with soft contact lens?

What are good red eye drops that work with soft contact lens?

Depends: If the issue is only dryness causing eye redness, any over the counter lubricating drop would help (do not use the ones that say 'gets the red out'). These are all compatible with contact lenses. Be sure the redness is not due to allergy, infection or internal eye inflammation. Your ophthalmologist can help if the redness is persistent. ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday and eye was very red no pain or itching just red I wear contacts so took contact out of red eye but eye is still red possible causes?

Woke up yesterday and eye was very red no pain or itching just red I wear contacts so took contact out of red eye but eye is still red possible causes?

Many: You should see your ophthalmologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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I've had pink eye for about 2 and half weeks. Went to doc doctor last week, took tobramycin, now still have a red eye. What to do?

I've had pink eye for about 2 and half weeks. Went to doc doctor last week, took tobramycin, now still have a red eye. What to do?

Go back to doctor: You need to be re evaluated for persistant pink eye, it may be something more than just infection. It could be an inflammation due to allegy, or underlying iritis, you may need to see an opthalmologist if your doctor feels you should. ...Read more

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Having flu for more than 2months what can still be the solution? Took nasal sprays and tablets (Cetirizine) symptons:red eye, blocked nose, cant slp

Having flu for more than 2months what can still be the solution? Took nasal sprays and tablets (Cetirizine) symptons:red eye, blocked nose, cant slp

Nasal spray: If you have been using a nasal spray like Afrin then you could be experiencing "rebound" swelling of the nasal passages. This is very difficult to deal with but you MUST stop using those nose sprays for it to get better. Talk to your doctor about using a steroid nasal spray to help you get through the withdrawal from the other. ...Read more

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Having flu for more than 2months what can still be the solution? Took nasal sprays and tablets (Cetirizine) Symptons:red eye, nasal congestion, blocked

Having flu for more than 2months what can still be the solution? Took nasal sprays and tablets (Cetirizine) Symptons:red eye, nasal congestion, blocked

Allergies: Unlikely to have a flu for more than week, continuing symptoms would suggest a different diagnosis. Look around for allergy triggers (smoking doesn't help). con side an antihistamine ...Read more

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Could I have uvertis even though eye exam was good? Didn't ask about redness since inside eye was good. Side of eyes are red Eyes white before June.

Could I have uvertis even though eye exam was good? Didn't ask about redness since inside eye was good. Side of eyes are red Eyes white before June.

Uveitis=pain: Uveitis usually is associated with significant pain not just redness. If you saw an ophthalmologist and they performed a complete exam of your eye they should have been able to see the other findings of uveitis. More common causes of redness that has been going on for several months are allergic reactions, dust exposure, sun exposure, and lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Red eyes from sinus infection. How to reduce the redness?

Red eyes from sinus infection. How to reduce the redness?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain infront of head, red eyes, watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

I have pain infront of head, red eyes, watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

Allergies?: Sounds like springtime allergies. Consider some sort of antihistamine such as loratidine for a trial for a week and see if that helps. If not, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition I've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?

No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition I've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?

Many possibilities: It can be way too many things to list, such as chronic allergies, pterygium, chronic dry eyes, large blood vessels, etc. An ophthalmologist would be able to tell. The one thing you don't want to start doing is self treating with very dangerous eye drops, such as visine and clear eyes, which will certainly make it worse. Start with an ophthalmology exam and go from there. Feel better. ...Read more

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I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.

I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.

Many possibilities: A simple red eye can be literally hundreds of things. But in general if it is only red with no other symptoms like pain, itching, irritation, tearing, discharge, blurred vision it is unlikely to be anything to worry about. Watch for other symptoms and if they occur you should see an eye doc. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have eye redness?

Should I still go to work if I have eye redness?

Depends: Eye redness caused by pink eye should be completely resolved before you return to work. Otherwise, you may transmit the infection to your co-workers. If redness has been diagnosed by your doctor as having come from dry eyes or allergies, you may still go to work. ...Read more

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Why I have red eyes. ..

Why I have red eyes. ..

Dryness/fatigue: The blood vessels naturally become more visible in the eyes as you age due to thinning of the tissues. Exacerbations of eye redness may occur from a variety of things such as dryness, wind, tiredness, allergies, infections, inflammations, & chronic use of some types of ophthalmic medications. As a benign treatment, trial some otc artificial tears (eg. Refresh tears) to soothe your eyes. ...Read more

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I have red eyes and eatching?

I have red eyes and eatching?

See eye doctor: The first thing to try is artificial tears... Not something that says "get the red out". Just plain over the counter artificial tears like freshkoat or systane. If no improvement after a couple of days, see your eye doctor as may be an infection or allergy. Don't wear contacts till resolved. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have red eyes?

Possibly: Eyes are red from dryness, infection, interior inflammation, bleeding, and other causes. If the vision is diminished you need evaluation immediately. If the eye is painful you need evaluation very soon. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out. ...Read more