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

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

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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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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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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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?

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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Whats kerato allergic conjunctivitis?

Whats 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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