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How can I tell if I have allergies or an eye infection?
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Itching
Eye allergies are almost always accompanied by itching especially at the nasal fold.
Infections usually cause burning or pain with discharge that can sometimes be pus-like. Viral conjunctivitis often has a watery discharge like allergies but there is usually little itching. A topical antihistamine drop can help.

In brief: Itching
Eye allergies are almost always accompanied by itching especially at the nasal fold.
Infections usually cause burning or pain with discharge that can sometimes be pus-like. Viral conjunctivitis often has a watery discharge like allergies but there is usually little itching. A topical antihistamine drop can help.
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
In brief: See your eye doctor
There are subtle differences and similarities between the two.
If you have a known exposure to someone who had a cold, flu, or conjunctivitis then it is more likely to be an infection. An eye doctor can look for the particular signs that will help differentiate between the two.

In brief: See your eye doctor
There are subtle differences and similarities between the two.
If you have a known exposure to someone who had a cold, flu, or conjunctivitis then it is more likely to be an infection. An eye doctor can look for the particular signs that will help differentiate between the two.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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