Common "Conjunctivitis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Conjunctivitis or pink eye refers to an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva. Conjunctiva is a thin membrane that covers the white part of the eyeball. It is caused by a viral, bacterial, or by allergic reaction. Among these reactions, only bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are infectious. People with conjunctivitis may experience redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid, tearing, swollen conjunctivitis, green or white discharge from the eye, thick yellow discharge that crusts over the eyelashes during the night that prevents eyes from opening in the morning, burning eyes, itching, blurred vision, redness, and more sensitive to light. Conjunctivitis often resolves on its own within one to two weeks. However, treatments help ease the discomfort and irritation of conjunctivitis.

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Why does my mother complain of eye pain and burning after recovering from COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is a 69-year-old female. She is a recent COVID-treated patient and recuperating well. However, since yesterday she is complaining of an eye issue. She had swelling under the eye for the last three days. She can see well, but there is burning and pain with some discharge. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be due to conjunctivitis. I suggest Flur eye drops (Flurbiprofen) four times a day for one week. Refresh Tears eye drops (Carboxymethylcellulose) twice daily times a day for one month. Moxigram (Moxifloxacin) eye drops four times a day for one week. Do warm co...  Read Full »

My eyes are red, sore and have a sticky mucus. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My eyes are red and have red lines for about four months. In the beginning, my eyes were sore when I moved them, and then gradually, the soreness disappeared. I also had a bit of mucus and sticky eyes in the morning. I have applied antibacterial ointments and eye drops, which did not hel...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you have already treated your eyes with multiple medications, I recommend sending me pictures of your eyes for the proper diagnosis and correct treatment. Let me have a look before starting any treatment. Thanks.  Read Full »

Why is there redness and itching in the eyes even after using eye drops?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently I got an itchy eye while on my iPad it itched a lot, and I got some allergic eye drops in my eyes. I used it for a few days and noticed my eyes were very red, sore, itchy, gritty, and sticky. My vision got blurred in my left eye, and this is where the itch started first. Con...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are probably suffering from conjunctivitis, which is not related to your iPad usage. It will take a week or so for the episode to settle down, and some blurring and stickiness may persist till then. Do not worry. Use copious lubricating eye drops like Refresh Tea...  Read Full »

Why am I having itching and white discharge from eye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eye problem, eye itching, irritating eye, white thread discharge, and facing these problems for the past one year.  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your symptoms, I could understand that you are suffering from allergic conjunctivitis. It is a common problem in people with allergies of nose and lungs. I would prescribe Olopatadine eye drops, one drop four times a day. Artificial eye drops one drop four times ...  Read Full »

Why do I have itching and redness in the eye when I wake up in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had itchy eyes when I wake in the morning and look inflamed. Also, on rubbing, my eyes become red. Sometimes, the itching would persist for the whole day. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the symptoms, it could be dry eye with allergic conjunctivitis, for which I suggest you Eye drop Relub (Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulate) or any lubricating drop available at 0.5 percent four times a day for two weeks. Hot fomentation ...  Read Full »

I have viral conjunctivitis. Should I protect the first affected eye from reinfection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old female and have been diagnosed with viral conjunctivitis by a specialist. My eye health is otherwise perfect (had them checked out a week before this came on). After a few days, it spread to the other eye. I expect the first eye will heal first, even though the secon...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having viral conjunctivitis involving both the eyes. Coming to your first question, viral conjunctivitis remains infective in the initial three to five days hence no need to worry about the reinfection f...  Read Full »

My one month old baby is bleeding from the eyes. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know is it normal for a newborn to have eye bleeding. He is almost one month old. I was surprised that his tears are blood. Should I worry or is that just normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Such bleeding is not normal. The causes of such an occurrence are varied. A few common causes include a blood clot, a tear in the tear duct, infections like conjunctivitis, and sometimes a cut in the conjunctival lining can also cause this. The best thing, for now, w...  Read Full »

Will Benadryl help an eye infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an eye infection for the last 48 hours. My left eyelid over my eye has been swollen, watery, red, and is constantly tearing. I am not sure whether it is an insect that bit me near my left eye or a minor foreign object that went into my left eye or exchanging pillows with my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is allergic conjunctivitis. I suggest you continue with the antihistamine tablet for five days and start eye drop Moxifloxacin with Ketorolac thrice daily, Bepotastine eye drop twice daily, and eye ointment containing Chloramphenicol and Polymyxin B at bedtime f...  Read Full »

What causes the feeling of something in the eye while blinking after taking out contact lenses?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been wearing contacts for a few years, but recently after I take my contact lenses out. I feel like there is something in my left eye when I blink. Do you know what this could be?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since you have been wearing contact lenses for a few years now, you could have developed giant papillary conjunctivitis. Here patients develop a few bumps on their conjunctiva (the lining of their eye) due to prolonged use of contact lenses. The best way to get rid o...  Read Full »

My wife has red eyes. Hot to prevent it from reaching our child?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has red eyes. We think that it is spreading to the other eye too. We visited an ophthalmologist, and she said that it was viral conjunctivitis. She has been prescribed Gatifloxacin eye drops four to five times a day and Moxicip ointment at night. This was three days back. How c...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Here are a few tips to avoid transmitting eye infections to those around you: Handle your child only when no one else can. Do wash your hands before and after instilling your eye drops. Wash your hands before handling your child (the most important step). Keep your ha...  Read Full »

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