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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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Bacterias present in Cover Ear Headphones, can cause pink eye, if make contact with the ear skin in a pillow and then the eyes for example?

Bacterias present in Cover Ear Headphones, can cause pink eye, if make contact with the ear skin in a pillow and then the eyes for example?

Yes and not always: Germs that may or may not cause a variety of problems are present on any surface that comes in contact with human skin.There are enzymes in the tears that suppress germ invasion of those spaces. Bacterial or viral pinkeye are caused when the living germs access that surface and multiplies. It usually transfers from fingers but can invade from air or the nasal passages up the tear duct. ...Read more

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Can bacterias of my face (if i touch my face with hands dirty) pass to my pillow, than pass to my eye, and cause Pink Eye?

Can bacterias of my face (if i touch my face with hands dirty) pass to my pillow, than pass to my eye, and cause Pink Eye?

No: The microbial environmental material ordinarily on your face constantly enters your eye and you are resistant or immune to that. Pink eye is due to viral transmission by direct contact from another individual with the active disease. ...Read more

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What type of pink eye do I have? Viral or bacterial, but how do you tell the difference?

What type of pink eye do I have? Viral or bacterial, but how do you tell the difference?

Viral: Traditionally "pink eye" is a viral infection and it is highly contagious. You should wash your hands frequently and use a hand sanitizer. You can be contagious for 10-14 days after contracting the virus and can reinfect yourself if you are not careful. Viral infections usually produce "watery" discharge whereas a bacterial infection produces "pus". See your eye doctor for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can bacterial pink eye cause throwing up? Have had it for 4 days, using eye drops. My stomachs has hurt for 2, threw up twice today.

Can bacterial pink eye cause throwing up? Have had it for 4 days, using eye drops. My stomachs has hurt for 2, threw up twice today.

Pink eye: Given your reported problems I strongly recommend that you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. The team will evaluate you carefully and may be able to get you under control. If not, the team will contact an appropriate specialist to get some more advice. The specialist may have you sent to him/her from the Emergency facility. Hope all goes well- please keep ...Read more

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How long does the pink eye bacteria live?

How long does the pink eye bacteria live?

Pink eye: Most pink eyes are caused by viruses with a lifespan of 3 to 10 days. Bacterial infections in adults usually follow trauma and surgery. If bacterial, the infection usually can be overcome in 3-6 days with antibiotic therapy. If present beyond this time, revisit your ophthalmologist to assess. ...Read more

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I'm a little obsessed with pink eye, can i get pink eye in my home? with my own or enviroment's bacteria/virus?

I'm a little obsessed with pink eye, can i get pink eye in my home? with my own or enviroment's bacteria/virus?

Wastebasket term: You can develop pinkeye from a virus or bacteria.You can also have pinkeye from allergies, exposure to chemical irritants, smoke, etc. The term is a general one for anything that makes your normal eye linings inflamed.It is most commonly applied to bacterial or viral infections. ...Read more

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Will bacterial pink eye go away on it's own?

Will bacterial pink eye go away on it's own?

Maybe: Majority of 'pinkeye' in adults is viral, like a cold, and often will go away on it's own. Bacterial pinkeye may go away on its own but often requires treatment so it gets better quicker and prevents further problems. See your eye md for examination and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more