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Viral Conjunctivitis And Sore Throat
Yes: Certain adenoviruses can cause these problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was sick two weeks ago with a cold, had viral pink eye. Now still have sore throat and pink eye comes and goes. What is this and how do I get better?
I currently have conjunctivitis but am also being sick and have a sore throat, also pain under my armpit going on to my shoulder and back, infection?
My son had conjunctivitis around 6weeks ago with viral infection, runny nose, sore throat. He had lymph node at side of his neck and still has, is this ok?
Common but: A persistent lymph node is worth checking. Sometimes docs prescribe an antibiotic trial. Certainly, your doc can also examine for other problems which could be causing it to persist. Get him seen this week. Most of the time the treatment or observation leads to improvement. If not, further testing is done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Saw doc yesterday about sore throat and canker, said virus. Last night one eye irritation, conjunctiva red, watering all night-eyelashes little stuck together. Conjunctivitis? How to treat or see reg doc?
Conjunctivitis: Your symptoms definitely seem compatible with a viral syndrome also involving the eye (conjunctivitis). Try not to spread the virus to your other eye or others. Clean the secretions with a clean washcloth with warm water, and you may use artificial tears ; ocular decongestant like naphcon a™ for comfort. Also tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and plenty of fluids and rest. Takes about 7 to 10 days to clear. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Time: Viral conjunctivitis, like a viral respiratory infection runs its course over a 10-14 day period of time. Medications taken durning a viral illness, be it in the eye or other or system are supportive only. They protect from bacterial superinfections and treat the symptoms of the viral infection. ...Read more
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Most are viral: Most conjunctivitis (pink eye) is viral or allergic. The whites of the eyes are red with clear or mucous discharge. In bacterial conjunctivitis, there is little redness and there usually are not cold symptoms. In addition, there is often a thick, yellow pus discharge from the eye. ...Read more
Yes: Marijuana causes increased congestion of blood vessels in the eye - in fact, reddened eyes are one of the signs of smoking marijuana. If you already have a conjunctivitis, it will increase the irritation and inflammation going on in your eye. There are eyedrops which can help - talk to your doctor. If you have problems stopping marijuana, even temporarily, seek counseling with a professional. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis: Being exposed to someone with conjunctivitis does not necessarily imply that you will catch the infection. Having said that, after being exposed, do not touch that person or allow that person to touch you. Stay some distance from him/her just in case s/he sneezes or coughs on you. If that happens, take a shower and if not, at least wash your hands and face. ...Read more
Pus and edema: Bacterial conjunctivitis is not common in adults but occurs in children more often. I usually will have much more swelling, pus in the cul de sac, and much crusting and debris. Viral conjunctivitis is often bilateral, makes the eyes red all over, and has a clear to yellowish secretion but not pus (which is cloudy white). Your ophthalmologist can make this distinction and given you the best rx. ...Read more
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