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Should I throw out my make up if I got conjunctivitis?

Should I throw out my make up if I got conjunctivitis?

Depends: If you or your doctor suspect that the infection might be related to your cosmetics then you should discard them. Otherwise, it is often not necessary. Although make-up is not sterile and harbors a lot of germs, you have likely been using yours for a long time prior to developing conjunctivitis and it was probably not the cause. Of course, it can't hurt to buy new make-up! ...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


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Allergic conjunctivitis--do I need to throw out all my eye makeup : (?

Allergic conjunctivitis--do I need to throw out all my eye makeup : (?

Allergic Conjunctivi: If the cause of your allergic conjunctivitis is makeup than you have to discard what you were using and replace it with different based make up. You will have to check the ingredients in the one you were using. Yes replace it. ...Read more

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Should I throw out my eye makeup after having conjuctivitis?

Should I throw out my eye makeup after having conjuctivitis?

Yes.: If you don't, it may becontaminated and you could re-infect yourself. ...Read more

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After pink eye should you throw away makeup brushes?

After pink eye should you throw away makeup brushes?

Yes!: Any eye makeup that you used around the same time that you had pink eye should be thrown away. ...Read more

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I wore makeup two days before I noticed pink eye. Should I throw it away?

I wore makeup two days before I noticed pink eye. Should I throw it away?

Probably not: If you have classic pink eye, then it is a viral illness which your body will develop antibodies to. You can then use the make up after you get over the pink eye. Do not share it however and you might consider that in your more intimate moments, that the virus might be on your make up and be spread to others. ...Read more

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What are the signs of conjunctivitis due to exposure to s. epidermidis in class?

Redness, discharge: The symptoms may include: redness, discharge, crusting, pain or discomfort, sometimes there's increased sensitivity to light and mild blurry vision. ...Read more

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How to know if I have gotten conjunctivitis from exposure to s. Epidermidis in class?

How to know if I have gotten conjunctivitis from exposure to s. Epidermidis in class?

Culture: If you really want to know the exact germ that caused the symptoms, you need to see your doctor who may perform a bacterial culture, if he/she agrees that that it will be beneficial. ...Read more

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Hi Dr (s). What can one use to treat conjunctivitis in a 11 month old baby?

Hi Dr (s). What can one use to treat conjunctivitis in a 11 month old baby?

Lid hygiene: I recommend lid hygiene for your baby. To do this, use cotton balls and baby shampoo, wipe the debris away from the eye and wash four times a day. Also use cold compresses for comfort four times a day. If there is a stye or hordeolum, use hot compresses to assist with drainage. If there is purulent drainage/crust then your baby can benefit from erythromycin ointment which is by prescription. ...Read more

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Can you catch conjunctivitis?

Can you catch conjunctivitis?

Yes you can: A majority of infectious conjunctivitis is caused by viruses- the better known one is adenovirus (aka pink eye). This is highly contagious and can be spread by touch. By not washing their hands and contacting their eyes, a person who is exposed to an infected patient can get it. ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is conjunctivitis?

Help me out here: what is conjunctivitis?

'pink eye': Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the outer lining mucous membranes of the eye. It can be caused by irritants, allergies, environmental factors, viruses, bacteria and even fungi, so it is important to seek medical attention if it does not clear up after a few days with supportive therapy. Artificial tears and cold compresses help if it is viral, irritant or allergic. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I may have conjunctivitis?

See a physician: Without seeing a physician it is not possible to evaluate whether this is allergic or bacterial conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for conjunctivitis?

1 week or less: Most types of conjunctivitis are better in a week or less. There are versions that last longer. ...Read more

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What to do if need info about conjunctivitis!?

Internet!: There are many excellent website on the internet such as that of the American Academy of Ophthalmology or Medline plus that have high quality information about conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: conjunctivitis?

What is the definition or description of: conjunctivitis?

Inflamed conjunctiva: The conjunctiva is the outer layer of thye eye. Conjunctivitis means inflammation by any irritant. The normal pale clear tissue will look iritated and discolored from light pink to angry red and varying amounts of swelling. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have conjunctivitis without the pinkness?

Unlikely: There is a range of light pink to strongly red in the spectrum of conjunctivitis. but the most common forms cause a fairly deep red color similar to the related virus that causes a cold tinting the throat red. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Conjunctivitis?

What are some of the risk factors for getting Conjunctivitis?

The risk factors for getting Conjunctivitis include:: Asthma, Atopy, Contact lens, Environmental exposure, Hay Fever, Exposure to sick contact, Eye irritation. ...Read more

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Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Depends: The famous "pink eye". Conjunctivitis can be due to allergies, virus, bacteria, chemical, foreign objects, lashes, dust, splinters, trauma to the eye etc. Of course, it is contagious if cause is virus or bacteria. Need immediate treatment and good handwashing. ...Read more

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Is conjunctivitis contagious?

Can be: Depends on the type. Pink eye (viral) is highly contagious and necessitates good hygiene during treatment. ...Read more

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What is blepharo conjunctivitis?

What is blepharo conjunctivitis?

See below: Infection/inflammation (bacterial/viral /allergic) of the eyelids (blepharo) & transparent membrane (conjunctiva) lining inner part of eyelids & the sclera (white of eye) [see image]. Bacterial may be treated with topical antibiotics or ab/steroid combo. Allergic treated with allergy meds. Viral usually resolves on own. ...Read more

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How can I prevent conjunctivitis?

Pink eye: This is in adults almost always viral. No topical antibiotic ointment or drop will prevent it. It is caught, like the common cold, by exposure to material from someone who currently has the condition. Observing cleanliness on your part will help but you cannot avoid touching objects that may have the virus on it when placed there by another. ...Read more

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Can conjunctivitis cause headaches?

Can conjunctivitis cause headaches?

Yes: Conjunctivitis is often caused by a viral infection in your body, in which your eyes are generally secondarily involved. The viral syndrome often has associated aches and pains in joints and muscles, sore throat and invariably headaches. Often treatment involves rest, fluids, analgesics for pain and fever, and irrigation and cleansing the eye secretions. Sometimes the eyes require other treatments. ...Read more

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What's kerato allergic conjunctivitis?

What's kerato allergic conjunctivitis?

AKC? Treat ASAP!: Usually the term is atopic keratoconjunctivitis, or AKC. Think of this as eczema of the eye. Usually seen in older people, the cornea gets thickened slowly over time and is serious, worst case blindness. Often in association with eczema of eyelids, allergies. I've picked up a handful of cases. Needs ophthalmologist, even a corneal specialist if possible, ASAP! Dx early at your age, is treatable. ...Read more

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What causes conjunctivitis in babies?

What causes conjunctivitis in babies?

Infections and Chem: Newborns can get conjuctivitis from chemicals (prophylaxis for infections at birth), bacteria (gonorrhea, chlamydia), or viruses (herpes). Any large amount of discharge and red/watery eyes should prompt an exam by a physician. ...Read more

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How do I treat allergic conjunctivitis?

How do I treat allergic conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis can either be caused by allergy, viruses or bacteria. Allergic causes can be relieved by oral or topical antihistamines. Viral causes are self limiting (meaning there is no specific treatment, contagious but resolve on their own). Bacterial causes are treatable only by prescription antibiotic drops. Careful handwashing and avoiding towel sharing can help reduce spread to others. ...Read more

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How do doctors identify conjunctivitis?

Eye exam: Conjunctivitis is either allergic or infectious and is diagnosed by a combination of symptoms of itching, burning, redness, weeping along with physical findings of dilated blood vessels, mucous membrane inflammatory patterns, and discharge pattern. Sometimes there is swollen lymph node in front of the ear. ...Read more

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How can I cure allergic conjunctivitis?

Desensitization: One can only truly overcome an allergic respose to an allergin through desensitization to that particular allergin. Allergists can test you and give shots to desensitize you. All other treatments are directed at blocking tha alleric response, not "curing" the condition. ...Read more

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Does neosporin for conjunctivitis work?

Does neosporin for conjunctivitis work?

Neosporin for conjun: Neosporin is an antibiotic and should be affective for the bacterial conjunctivitis if the bacteria which is causing conjunctivitis is sensitive to this antibiotic. ...Read more