Information and description of Pink eye symptoms.

What are the pink eye symptoms you or your child is suffering from? It all depends on which type of conjunctivitis/ pink eye you are a victim of. Every type on pink eye/conjuntivitis has its ownspecific symptoms. This list of possible pink eye symptoms can hopefully point you in a more specific direction, as to which type you are suffering from:

Viral pink eye symptoms:

In a viral pink eye situation, the eye looks red/ pinkish and has  a watery discharge:

This usually affects just one eye
The Eye looks pink or red
There is often excessive watery discharge from the infected eye. The fluid is transparent (more or less).
It feels like there is something in the eye, a small object or irritant,
Viral conjunctivitis is accompanied by a sinus congestion and runny nose, as if you are having a cold.
Eye lids can be swollen.
Lokking into bright lights can sometimes be painful.

Viral pink eye is a highly contagious type and though it usually goes away by itself in 7 to 10 days, this infection should be correctly diagnosed and treated.

Bacterial pink eye symptoms:

Bacterial pink eye is can be diagnosed by the presence of moderate to heavy yellow, greenish discharge.
It affects both eyes
The eyes are red or pink.
The eyes are painful.
It also feels like there is something in the eye
Bactirial conjunctivitis can reult in a moderate to heavy discharge which is maybe yellow or green. It can form a crust around the eye during the night and thereby making it difficult for the eye to open it in the morning.
Swelling. Is also contagious.

If you think you might have bacterial conjunctivitis, consult your doctor.
In particular, this is  necessary when the infection is accompanied by a runny nose, earache or a cough. These symptoms can be caused by the same bacteria. Your doctor also wants to make sure that the bacterial infection didn’t spread to areas where the symptoms have not yet been visible.

It  resolves in 7 to 10 days after symptoms appear, usually.

Chlamydia pink eye symptoms:

gonorrheal conjunctivitis.    In both babies and adults pink eye can be caused by STD’s like chlamydia or gonorrhea.
In adults conjunctivitis caused by chlamydia usually develops very slowly. Most often there is no change in vision and there is no pain. However, symptoms can include:

Watery discharge.

Occasionally sensitivity to light.

Possible redness.

Both adults and newborn babies can get chlamydia or gonorrheal conjunctivitis; the newborns can attract it during birth, for example. In a newborn baby the symptoms may be redness in the eye and a watery discharge. This would start when the baby is five to seven days old.

Allergic pink eye symptoms:

Besides the pinkish color and a itchy feeling, allergic conjunctivitis is often accompanied by other typical allergic symptoms like sneezing, itching nose and a sore throat:

Pink or Red eyes.
Also affects both eyes.
It feels like there is something in the eye.
Itching in the eye. Excessive tearing.

Sometimes your nose starts to itch or becomes red. Watery discharge from the nose.
Swelling of conjunctiva membrane looks like clear blisters in the whites of your eyes.

Often typical allergy symptoms are present. Symptoms like sneezing, itching nose or a sore throat.

Chemical pink eye symptoms:

An irritant chemical substance in your eye(s)  (like a furnishing polisher, etc) you can experience the following symptoms of conjunctivitis:

Mild symptoms:

Redness in the eye, irritation.
Mild pain in the eye, Tearing.

More serious symptoms:

Eyes getting very red and  the eyes swell more.

Severe pain in the eye.
Blurred vision

Damage to the eye surface and loss of vision can also be the result of a strong acid or alkyli.

Wash your eyes immediately with a very large amount of water and contact your doctor, even if the chemical substance  looks harmless, as some common household products like bleach can do a lot of damage.

Giant papillary pink eye symptoms:

Again affects both eyes.
Causes intolerance to contact lenses.
Itching in the eye.
Heavy discharge or tearing.

Also present are red bumps on the underside of the eyelids.

This is a common complication with people who wear contact lenses.

Subconjuctival hemorrhage symptoms:

Subconjunctival hemorrhage is nothing more than tiny blood vessels in the white of your eye that burst from changes in pressure, or  movement like laughter or bending over.

Symptoms: No pain or itching. Slight or partial redness in the eyes.
Does NOT involve the iris (colored portion of the eye)
Vision is NOT affected.

For treatment for pink eye and pink eye home remedies look at the relevant pages on this website.
Eye drops. Pink eye. Conjunctivitis. Pink eye treatment.

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