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Eye Cold Treatment and Symptoms
Eye Cold Symptoms
If you have a child, than most likely your child has gotten an eye cold. If not, it can be tricky to tell the difference between an eye cold from other eye ailments that are common in children and adults.
The symptoms of both are very similar. Sometimes there will be other symptoms of being sick, although this is not always the case. A lot of times there will be no indication that your child is going to get an eye cold.
The symptoms of an eye cold are:
* Watery eye (s)
* Red or pinkish coloring on the white of the eye
* Itchy eyes
* Discharge from the eye that is yellowish in color and it tends to harden and get crusty.
The difference between an eye cold and pink eye is the discharge. With pink eye you'll have all the other above symptoms, but no discharge.
Eye Cold Treatment
As with most other ailments the question is usually always the same, "Do I need to go to the doctor ?" An eye cold is one of those things that a doctor can't do much for. Other than prescribing Tylenol for pain and eye drops to help with the agitation, there's not much else they will do to treat an eye cold.
The best thing to do for an eye cold is to just keep the eye clean by using a soft gauze pad and get it wet with warm water. You can buy eye drops over the counter that can help with the inflammation and agitation that comes with an eye cold.
Generally, an eye cold will run it's course in 7-10 days.