Dr Oz: Pink Eye vs Allergies
Dr. Oz says the eyes is often called “the windows to the soul”, but he says they also windows to your health, so today he is discussing pink eye with the help of his Assistant of the Day. Would you recognize pink eye if you saw it, and more importantly, would you know how to treat it?
Dr Oz: What is an Eye Sty?
Dr. Oz shared how to distinguish between pink eye and some other common eye problems.
A sty – This occurs when an eyelash follicle gets infected and leads to a large bump in a person’s eyelid. Warm soapy water can help ease the pain and heal the infection.
Blepharitis – Dr. Oz says this happens when dust or bacteria builds up along the base of the eyelashes. He explained it as looking like eyelash “dandruff”, but is easy to treat.
Dr Oz: Best Way to Treat Pink Eye
Dr. Oz explains pink eye as a condition that causes redness with a little goopiness that can cause the eye to stick together. There is a common condition associated with pink eye and there is the “truth” about pink eye, which is what Dr. Oz wants to talk about today.
- Pink Eye can sometimes just be an allergy, which can be caused by make-up or pollen, even though both look very similar. A good sign it is just an allergy is if the redness only lasts for about one day.
- The common cold can actually lead to pink eye because virus particles can get into your eye, which occurs because we touch our fingers to our eyes an average of 33 times per hour.
- Pink Eye is not usually treated with antibiotics unless it comes from a bacterial source, which is more common in children.