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Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

Symptoms of Conjunctivitis: Introduction

Symptoms of conjunctivitis include reddened or a pinkish appearance of the eyes, especially the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a thin, transparent membrane that lines and protects the whites of the eyes and the eyelids.

The affected eye or eyes can also feel gritty, and there is generally a discharge that builds up overnight to form a crust. Bacterial conjunctivitis tends to produce a thick, yellow discharge of pus from the affected eye. The eye discharge from a viral conjunctivitis is generally clear and more watery. Viral conjunctivitis may also lead to a sore throat and swollen glands (lymph glands) near the ears.

In all types of conjunctivitis, there also may be a general discomfort in the affected eye and a sensitivity to light (photosensitivity).

Conjunctivitis caused by an allergic reaction (allergic conjunctivitis) can also produce an eye discharge, as well as puffy itchy eyes, and a runny nose.

A form of conjunctivitis that occurs in newborn babies is called neonatal ophthalmia. Neonatal ophthalmia is a serious condition and can result in blindness in the infant if not treated promptly.

Other complications include the spread of the bacterial infection or viral infection that has caused conjunctivitis beyond the conjunctiva. Symptoms can include increased swelling, redness, pain in the eyes or eyelids and fever....more about Conjunctivitis »

Symptoms of Conjunctivitis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Conjunctivitis includes the 13 symptoms listed below:

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Conjunctivitis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Conjunctivitis, it is also important to consider Conjunctivitis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Conjunctivitis may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Conjunctivitis. This signs and symptoms information for Conjunctivitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Conjunctivitis signs or Conjunctivitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Conjunctivitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Conjunctivitis symptoms.

 

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