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What You Need to Know About the Red Eye

What You Need to Know About the Red Eye

A red eye, known by the medical term conjunctivitis, is due to an inflammation of the covering of the eye and the inside of the eyelid.  It is most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection, allergies or dry eye, and typically can be treated at home without...

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Conjunctivitis, A.K.A.: Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, A.K.A.: Pink Eye

Pinkeye is medically known as conjunctivitis.  Although most people think of an infection, such as a virus or bacteria, as the cause, it can also be triggered by allergies.  Symptoms usually include burning, itching and discharge. Often it is difficult to tell what is...

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When to go to the Doctor for a Cold

When to go to the Doctor for a Cold

Countless trips are made to health care providers for upper respiratory symptoms when the appointment was felt not to be necessary. Here are five signs and symptoms that physicians view as important in determining whether a "cold" needs treatment. This list is not...

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