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Old 01-04-2013, 03:17 PM   #6232
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Originally Posted by muscrat View Post
Dani, I've never had pink eye, but I have heard that the eye mats shut in the morning and you have to put a wet cloth on it to loosen the mat. The eye is pink (of course). You wouldn't want to rub your eye and then touch anything because I believe it is contagious. I think you might need a prescription to clear it up, don't think this is one of those things that goes away on its own....hope this helps.
You are correct! The one thing I learned as a school nurse - if ice applied as a compress causes the redness in the eye to decrease or disappear, then the problem is most likely due to allergies. Allergies can also cause some drainage, but not as crusty as pink eye. And what you said to do in the AM is correct if the eyelids are stuck together.

Dani - let us know what the Dr. says!!
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