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My eyes are burning and itching and feel gritty and sticky and were watering could I be getting conjunctivitis?? What can I do

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics
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In brief: Patience

Conjunctivitis is caused by three things - germs, viruses, and allergies.
Itching is usually more associated with allergies. Try flushing your eyes with saline eye drops several times a day and take an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, or clariten. Ask your pharmacist for an over the counter eye drop suggestion but if symptoms are not improved after a few days consider seeing your MD

In brief: Patience

Conjunctivitis is caused by three things - germs, viruses, and allergies.
Itching is usually more associated with allergies. Try flushing your eyes with saline eye drops several times a day and take an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, or clariten. Ask your pharmacist for an over the counter eye drop suggestion but if symptoms are not improved after a few days consider seeing your MD
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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In brief: You certainly may be

starting with conjunctivitis,which could be caused by a virus, bacteria, allergy or an irritation.
Rinse your eyes with warm water(if you wear contact lenses,remove them first),and use some saline drops for temporary relief.Then see your doctor(or call them)once they're open and they will assess the cause and give you the proper treatment.Wash your hands well and don't share towels/washclothes.

In brief: You certainly may be

starting with conjunctivitis,which could be caused by a virus, bacteria, allergy or an irritation.
Rinse your eyes with warm water(if you wear contact lenses,remove them first),and use some saline drops for temporary relief.Then see your doctor(or call them)once they're open and they will assess the cause and give you the proper treatment.Wash your hands well and don't share towels/washclothes.
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