Is pink eye caused by the same virus as a stye?

No. Pink eye is caused by respiratory infection viruses, and is very contagious. A stye is an infected hair follicle, and a bacterial infection. A stye can be treated with warm compresses.

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Have a stye or pink eye in right eye swoll up suddenly unda bottom lid. Is there a quick home cure to help heal fast?

Warm compresses. Hard to say for sure from your description what exactly is the problem, but certainly could be a stye or chalazion. It is ok to try a washcloth soaked in very warm water as a warm compress a few times a day, for about 5-10 minutes at a time. If there is no improvement within a couple of days, or worsening at any time, you should see an ophthalmologist promptly. Read more...
Stye. Warm compresses frequently, artificial tears, ointment at night. If persistent, may need antibiotic/steroid med, intralesional steroid, or excision and drainage. Read more...

How to know if you have pink eye or stye?

Location. Pink eye, with several causes, leads to redness of the eye itself (the conjunctival lining over the white of the eye). Usually some discomfort, discharge and light sensitivity. Styes are in the lids, cause focal swelling, sometimes much pain and tenderness, and rarely affect vision. Read more...

Could similasan pink eye relief help with a stye in the upper eyelid?

No. I think that compound is not that great for anything.(personal opinion). The stye is an eyelash gland infection ; can respond to local warm compresses ; eyelid cleansing with local antibiotic cream. Read more...