Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
It sounds like you have viral conjunctivitis (pink eye). You may also have some dryness of the cornea.
Can I expect to start to feel better soon? It's very uncomfortable.
From what you are describing I do not feel this is a bacterial infection so you can stop the polytrim
OK, what else can I do?
Unfortunately it can last up to 10 days, spread to your other eyes as well as all your friends and family :(
I am trying to keep my hands clean!
And not touch my face.
Should I do compresses or something?
The best thing to do is cold compress, keep the eyelids etc clean with a soft wash towel and baby shampoo on it and use natural tears frequently for comfort.
It is that time of year for viral conjunctivitis. My grand daughter came home from 1st grade with it already
What is the incubation period? My kids just went back to school yesterday!
The good news is that it will not cause any lasting damage to your eyes.
4 to 5 days.....
I probably got it at work. I work in an outpatient imaging center/ER
That is most likely where you got it....
OK, thank you. You have confirmed what the ER doc told me this morning. But he said to start the drops just be sure.
The virus stays alive on door knobs for hours so it is hard to avoid this time of year.
Ya, ER docs like eye drops. I don't do heart attacks, they shouldn't do eyes lol!
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I hope you feel better soon.
Well it was free, and saved me a trip to my doctor and money out of my HRA account...
And, by the way, it is OK for you to work as long as you wash your hands a lot and try not to touch your face.
And that is a very good thing indeed....save the HRA for the big stuff.
And, as you said, the ER doc was right. And now you have some polytrim around the house in case you need it in the future.
The one I started yesterday had expired, so it was worth it get a bottle in the house for another 2 years...LOL
Thank you again. This is a cool site.
Have a great evening. It was my pleasure to help.