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Nathan harris


Can i get pink eye from the flu?

I just got a flu. But my eyes feel burning and appear red. IS it pink eye? Does flu causes pink eyes?
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  • Cameron giles


    Flu will develops many symptoms, including the pink eye. Pink eye is also called flu eye or conjunctivitis, which is a common but highly infectious eye problems. It can transfer from one to another just by an eye contact. Usually pink eye is due to unhygienic living condition and infected by bacteria. When you caught a flu, there is decline in immunity. In this case, the staphylococcus aureus and streptococcus, which exist in conjunctival sac, will trigger the pink eye. Yet conjuntivitis could be caused by bacteria and viral. You need to see a doctor for detailed check. For bacteria infection, it takes 2-4 days to heal up. And for viral infection, it takes 5-7 days to heal. Pay attention to hygiene. Don't rub or scratch eyes. Hope you can get better soon.
  • Cameron giles


    Well, of course, flu can lead to pink eyes. When you have flu, it can make your eyes infected easily. In this way, it can lead to pink eyes. As we know that pink eye is redness and inflammation of the membranes covering the whites of the eyes and the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids. And generally speaking, it can be caused by irritation, allergies, eyestrain, environment, wearing contact lenses, dry eyes. So anyway, you should take some measures to avoid the flu. And then it can treat the pink eyes. And, you can put some ice on your eyes and change it frequently. And also, drop some eye drops, so it can relieve the symptom. Also, there are also some other symptoms such as itching, burning or stinging, discharge, swelling, watering, when you get pink eyes. You need to use the drops as directed you need to make sure the bottles tip is not touching your eye to not be infected. Also, you must wash your hands and sanitize them constantly. Otherwise, it will be easy to be infected. But if the situation becomes serious, maybe you should go and see a doctor as soon as possible.
  • ebarnes1621


    If you got flu, you may get the pink eyes, because you may get virus from flu. Pink eye is inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and the inner surface of eyelids. It can be viral infection. I suggest you get to a doctor immediately. The longer you wait, the more difficult you can get rid of.