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Can the flu give you pink eye?

I got flu. And I noticed that my eyes are red. Is this pink eye? Can flue cause pink eyes? Any way to treat it?
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  • Hunter jackson


    A cold or a flu tends to cause pink eyes. A cold is the acute infection of upper respiratory tract by virus. A flu is one type of a cold. It is very common to have pink eyes accompanied with a cold or a flu. Patients with pink eye would have redness in eyes, increased foreign body sensation, blurred vision, pain in eyes and swollen eyelids. If you have these symptoms, then you might have pink eye. To treat pink eye, warm compress can always help healing. Instill some salt water in eyes to help lubricate eyes and clean the secretion. You can also buy some anti-inflammation ointment or eye drops to treat it. It is not a serious problem, and it is very common to have pink eyes with a cold or a flu.
  • Marc


    Influenza, commonly known as the 'flu' , is an infectious disease of birds and mammals. You usually may suffer chills, fever, headaches, coughing, muscle pain and sore throat. Typically, influenza is transmitted through the air by coughs or sneezes. While pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is easy to be caused by bacteria and virus and flu. Pink eye is not a serious eye problem but still needs to be taken good care. Always, pink eye companies with cold, if flu causes pink eye. At this moment, not only pink eye should be cared, but also cold needs to take some medicines. During your conjunctivitis, you'd better drink too much water and avoid appearing in public. That is, stay at home instead of going outside. And take notes from a doctor and stay fit. Don't worry about it, you'll be fine soon. Meanwhile, you also have to heal your cold quickly, or your pink eye still has risk of occurring again.

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