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I'm not sure why but it seems as if I get pink eye at least once a month. I haven't had a case of it in almost a year though, which was amazing! I know what you're thinking...wow this girl is disgusting and dirty, but I swear I'm not!
Or I didn't think I was?

I previously (last year) went to the health clinic at my school and was told that they were allergies to my cat. I understand that you can gain an allergy, but I also had not had any contact with felines in months. But I'm not one to argue, so I agreed and went on my merry way with burning, red eyes.

Which brings us to today. I woke up multiple times in the night to wipe at my eyes which had the gooey crap on them, and each time my eyes burned in response. I'm not sure if because I woke up so much to wipe at my eyes, it didn't have a chance to crust over..but no crusties. I'll upload pictures of my eyeballs for your viewing pleasure.
Right Eye Left Eye

So any thoughts on if it is pink eye or am I just being overly cautious? Also! I took allergy pills this morning (I take them everyday).
I just generally want to know if it'd be okay for me to go to class or should I just cool it and sit at home after heading to the clinic?

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[User Picture]From: chantalzola
2013-02-18 12:57 pm (UTC)

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Are you sure you get pink eye and not grand papillary conjunctivitus? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_papillary_conjunctivitis? Pink is contagious, etc. etc., the latter is not.
[User Picture]From: restlessme
2013-02-18 01:29 pm (UTC)

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That was actually another concern because I realize there are three different types of conjunctivitis. How exactly are you supposed to know which one you have?
[User Picture]From: chantalzola
2013-02-18 01:40 pm (UTC)

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Mine was diagnosed as Giant because they deduced it was actually from my contacts and that was why I was getting them so often =/

eta: But honestly besides my doctors saying so, and my not wearing my contacts for awhile, etc., I most likely wouldn't know that's what I have. I honestly don't know how to tell which type, etc. I'm trying to think of little experiments you could try, but I really don't know =/

Edited at 2013-02-18 01:41 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: hikerpoet
2013-02-18 01:37 pm (UTC)

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I agree with the suspicions it might be something else. It can spread easily but not *that* easily. I'd continue to research other afflictions or allergies. Even if it is unlikely to be the cat, it could be something else. Anything from mold to make-up to dozens of other things could cause that reaction. Anytime I walk into my in-law's house (they have both a cat and mold--I have a cat of my own who I'm find with but occasionally "new" cats or even certain breeds do that to me) that is what happens to me immediately. Good luck and get well soon!

Not too much right now! Some house stuff, I guess. We're planning on putting hardwood upstairs, and also on a house related note, I'm supposed to see my friends' new place later today.

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[User Picture]From: 67words
2013-02-18 03:17 pm (UTC)

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i have blepharitis (eye lid problem) that causes conjunctivitis pretty often. i use similasan eye drops, and it usually clears up in 30 minutes or less.
also, if you are wiping your eyes a lot, it could be an outside factor. you might be allergic to the eye makeup/mascara you use or it might just be time to replace it.
[User Picture]From: gainingvelocity
2013-02-18 03:21 pm (UTC)

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I used to get it all the time from allergies but now I use allergy eye drops. They're prescription and kind of expensive (Pataday) but there's an OTC brand.. I forget the name though.
[User Picture]From: futurenurselady
2013-02-18 04:52 pm (UTC)

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Could it be dry eye syndrome?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001462/

That can contribute to conjunctivitis and other eye inflammation/infections.

Often, people who have it get worse symptoms in the winter when the indoor air is usually drier than in summer months.
[User Picture]From: konrata
2013-02-18 05:49 pm (UTC)

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I love your style so much! The painty and the grunge!