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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

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 the symptoms of pink eye?

What are the symptoms of pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: Symptoms of conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, include reddness and irritation of the eye, especially the membrane lining the eyelids, the conjunctiva. This may also cause tearing or a discharge from the eye. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye?

What are the symptoms of pink eye?

Red eye: Red eye, tearing, irritation/scratching and mucousy tears with crusting of your eyelashes. Commonly your other eye will be affected also. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of pink eye?

Sx's: Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. ...Read more

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When before symptoms of pink eye occur?

When before symptoms of pink eye occur?

Usually days: "pink eye, " a.K.A. Viral conjunctivitis, like any virus tends to have an incubation period, which is usually on the order of days following exposure. If you develop symptoms, it's best to see an ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis, as there are many problems that can resemble pink eye. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are symptoms of pink eye?

Sure: "pink eye" can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, allergic inflammation, chemica, or environmental exposure. Symptoms can range from burning, itch sandy sensation with a clear to pussy dischage. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of pink eye?

Please explain what are some symptoms of pink eye?

Pink eye: Causes one or both eyes to become irritated and red with either watery or thick discharge. If more severe, it can also cause pain, vision loss and sensitivity to lights. Pink eye is very contagious so you need to avoid contact with other people while you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of pink eye take to disappear?

How long do symptoms of pink eye take to disappear?

Depends: The length of time depends on the cause. Pink eye is a generic term for inflammation of the conjunctiva (white part of the eye). This inflammation can be from a number of causes, not all of them infectious. The majority of causes will heal without treatemnt in 2-3 weeks but it is generally prudent to see your eye doctor to ensure that no treatement is required. ...Read more

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How long would it take until symptoms of pink eye will show?

How long would it take until symptoms of pink eye will show?

Usually days: "pink eye, " a.K.A. Viral conjunctivitis, like any virus tends to have an incubation period, which is usually on the order of days following exposure. If you develop symptoms, it's best to see an ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis, as there are many problems that can resemble pink eye. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are symptoms of pink eye in little kids?

I was wondering what are symptoms of pink eye in little kids?

PINK EYE:: Caused by bacterial or viral infection, spread rapidly by touching with a contaminated hand. There is redness of conjunctyva, prominant blood vessels (angry eyes) yellowish drainage, itching/rubbing due to irritation.
Precaution: frequent hand washing, not to touch eyes. ...Read more

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Why do I have signs and symptoms of pink eye?

Why do I have signs and symptoms of pink eye?

Sick contact: The most common cause of pink eye is a virus. You most likely came in contact with someone with a viral illness (cold) and/or pink eye. ...Read more

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How long before the symptoms of pink eye start until you actually get infected?

How long before the symptoms of pink eye start until you actually get infected?

Depends on the cause: Pink eye is a term used to describe a red irritated eye. This can result from viruses, allergies, bacterial and irritants such as chemicals. To know when the symptoms start, we have to know the cause. For viruses and bacteria, it can be anywhere from 1-7 days post exposure (or longer depending on the organism). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye in a baby or toddler?

What are the symptoms of pink eye in a baby or toddler?

Redness: Red, watery eye with some mucus discharge. Pink eye is a viral infection and usually happens after getting a cold. If the discharge is green and pussy then it may be bacterial. It’s a good idea to consult an eye care provider in person. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of pink eye that is contagious?

Redness/drainage: Conjunctivitis is inflammation of white part of the eye caused by virus, bacteria, allergens or irritant. More likely infectious cause if it begins on one side and associated with purulent drainage or systemic symptoms. School personnel typically presume all "red eyes" are contagious. Bacterial causes may require antibiotic drops, viral infections are self-limited. Hand washing prevents spread. ...Read more

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How are the symptoms of pink eye and those of eye allergies distinguished from each other?

How are the symptoms of pink eye and those of eye allergies distinguished from each other?

Similar: Both can have similar symptoms. Ophthalmologists often look for the presence of inflammed lymph nodes for conjunctivitis. Allergy follows a different pattern in terms of symptoms and can cause much more itching. Both can create watery irritated eyes. Your local eye specialist can help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between the symptoms of pink eye and those of eye allergies?

Discharge matters: Allergic conjunctivitis causes severe itchiness and tearing with little discharge. Viral "pink eye" is characterized by mucous or thicker discharge, mattering of the eyelashes especially in the morning and a generalized sense of eye discomfort rather than a primarily itchy feeling. ...Read more

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Hi, I had symptoms of pink eye but it looks like it's healing now. But now my eye looks and feels swollen and hurts to the touch. What should I do?

Hi, I had symptoms of pink eye but it looks like it's healing now. But now my eye looks and feels swollen and hurts to the touch. What should I do?

See ophthalmologist: Your vision is too precious to risk by wasting time asking questions on the internet that nobody who cannot examine you can answer. Go and get better quickly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye? Are they similar to symptoms of a blocked tear duct?

What are the symptoms of pink eye? Are they similar to symptoms of a blocked tear duct?

Different: Pink eye, or conjunctivitis symptoms are goopy, often yellowish discharge, often with the lids being stuck together in the morning. Blocked tear duct (lacrimal obstruction) symptoms include tears overflowing on the cheek (epiphora) usually without dischage. ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of pink eye take to disappear on tobramycin?

Few days: Few days to a week. But since most pink eye are due to virus, the tobramycin won't help, and it can last a week or so. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. I had all symptoms of pink eye for about 10 days. It got much better now 3 weeks later but I still have some eye pain. Like its still 5% there.

Go see your eye doc: In some cases of "pink eye"- viral conjunctivitis, patients can develop small defects on the surface of the cornea-the clear dome over the pupil of the eye. Eventually these will fade, but to be sure, have your eye doctor examine you to make sure there are no other complications. ...Read more

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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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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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What are some of the pink eye symptoms?

Irritation: Burning, itching, redness, tearing, discharge and blurred vision can all be signs of pink eye or acute conjunctivitis. The severity and mix of symptoms depends on the cause (viral/bacterial/allergic, etc.). ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pink eye symptoms?

Artificial tears: You can try over-the-counter artificial tears 4 x / day. If the symptoms are really bad, see your ophthalmologist for other alternatives. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pink eye and symptoms too?

What are the signs of pink eye and symptoms too?

Pink Eye: Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. ...Read more

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Is pink eye a typical symptom of something worse?

Unknown.: An irritated eye, leading to a pink or red appearance, can be due to numerous causes. See your ophthalmologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long would it take until pink eye symptoms show up?

How long would it take until pink eye symptoms show up?

Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. It can take 12h-3d for sx to appear. 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. Ttp://eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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Pink eye - what are the symptoms and how long does it take for the symptoms to show up?

Pink eye!: Lots of reasons for "pink" eye or "red" eye. Infections, both viral & bacterial, are common causes of conjunctivitis. Patients typically complain of an irritation, sometimes gritty, sometimes burning, often w/purulent discharge such that their lids are glued shut in the morning & crusted over. Visual acuity should not be affected. When exposed, one can develop symptoms in hours to days. ...Read more

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A child has been around someone that has pink eye, so how long before that child shows eye symptoms?

A child has been around someone that has pink eye, so how long before that child shows eye symptoms?

Depends: Assuming the pink eye is caused by a viral infection (most likely), the time from contracting the virus to showing symptoms can be anywhere from 4-10 days. If it was a bacterial infection, symptoms usually being sooner. ...Read more

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Keep getting pink eye like symptoms without the "pink eye" color. Happened5months ago. Lasted few weeks went away now it's happening again. Same eye.

Keep getting pink eye like symptoms without the "pink eye" color. Happened5months ago. Lasted few weeks went away now it's happening again. Same eye.

Pink eye: Many conditions can cause pink eye including virus bacteria allergy foreign body and chemical. If the same eye is affected we need to check for a corneal scar or problem such as herpes which could be serious. See your doctor. Do not delay treatment for pink eye. It might be contagious. ...Read more

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Tell us about signs and symptoms for pink eye?

Pink eye: Watery greenish discharge, redness, irritation, blurred vision, mild discomfort, mild lid swelling, mild light sensitivity, associated cold symptoms. ...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