How to Differentiate Eye Cold and Pink Eye?

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Add to these symptoms this yellow junk oozing out kind of like sleep you get sometimes but in this case lots of it. You wake up from sleep and it is hard and crusty with your eye still closed until you use warm wet wash cloth to clean it out. Now, which is it?  Contagious?
It's infection, and very likely bacterial, meaning you'll need to get eye drops with antibiotics. It is contagious, so don't share your towel with anyone, and wash hands frequently.
i am not sure about your problem, but you can get a clear answer from a ophthalmologist. you can show the doctor the yellow junk oozing and get an answer.
I think I had it once. With lots of discharge in my right eye, when I wake up in the morning I found it hard to open the eye because the eyelids up and down have been sticking together. I don't think in this occasion you should try to treat with natural remedy, I went to the Dr. who gave me eye drop and eye ointment. I used for like a week to recover completely.
His eyes are not red, just junk in his eyes, had to clean with a warm wet clothes twice during the night. Not as bad during the day. He has had the flu just recovering. 5 years old.
I just got over the flu 2 weeks ago and now whe I wake up, eyes shut with guk around it. Went to the Dr. They said I still had the Virus,  but it went to my eye. Anti-Biotic eye drops and eye ointment helps and warm to hot cloths. Wash hands alot.
His eyes are not red, just junk in his eyes, had to clean with a warm wet clothes twice during the night. Not as bad during the day. He has had the flu just recovering. 5 years old.
my son eyes has a yellow discharge in both eyes as well, I did wiped with a cloth , I feel  he is  still fighting a cold I wonder this is why he got it. He recently went to get his 6 year check up, nothing was wrong just the congestion I mention to the doctor. I wonder if a doctor should check him again>
my son eyes has a yellow discharge in both eyes as well, I did wiped with a cloth , I feel  he is  still fighting a cold I wonder this is why he got it. He recently went to get his 6 year check up, nothing was wrong just the congestion I mention to the doctor. I wonder if a doctor should check him again>
A cold can be a viral infection, the virus can make eyes itching with discharge. If this is the case, the eye discharge should disappear when the cold goes away.
I think it's not serious , it could be a common sign for not sleep well and less drink of water. Give him enough water and see if it gets better as time goes by.  if not, you should see the doctor again.
for a week my left eye was itchy and dry kept putting drops in but did not help then one morning I had blood in my eye and could hardly open my eye was burning and I did not see well for few minutes it was only a bright circular light that I could see
Go to ER, this is an emergency.
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