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Pink-Eye

In other "I'm so sexy I can't stand it, please form an orderly queue to the left, ladies." news - I've got pink-eye. Conjunctivitis.

Hot, huh? I woke up yesterday thinking it was just from sleeping with my contacts in. But then, I do that all the time, and no redness. It didn't go away throughout the day, and continues to itch and feel bad. I'm thinking about an eye patch...

Fortunately I can work from home so as not to spread it. But - and this is every important folks (I'm looking at you crapdaddy) However impossibly delicious they may look - you must not lick my eyeballs. Seriously.

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pookahchu
Apr. 13th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
All hail Friday 13th.
Just think, you can dress like a pirate today.
Arrrgh!
crapdaddy
Apr. 13th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Too late! And I DID start to notice this morning that my tongue was turning pink.

Damn you Davy, you gave me pinktongue!
aghrivaine
Apr. 13th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Ha! I'm giving you a baleful pink stare for your impertinence.
misskitty14
Apr. 13th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
oh, my GOD. I got moist just READING this. Ladies, the line forms behind ME. You know what he can do with that pink eye? *GASP*
nixieq
Apr. 13th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
in Helpful Medical News, conjuctivitis isn't always contagious. sometimes it's simply an inflammation from, say, allergies, rather than an infection. however, taking precautions is wise, so you're smart to keep the eyeball-licking to a minimum. >;)

hope it clears up quickly!
aghrivaine
Apr. 13th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
This is not allergic conjunctivitis, which has a yellowish discharge. It's viral - weepy and clear.
nixieq
Apr. 13th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
!!!
i've been out-medical-trivia-geeked! shocking!

...and that's good to know. i've been extremely fortunate to only ever have pink-eye of any variety once or twice, so i didn't catch the difference.
aghrivaine
Apr. 13th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
Re: !!!
google! it does wonders.
blanchemains
Apr. 13th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Re: !!!
Did Google mention that taking an antihistamine like Benadryl can be helpful? (When the conjunctiva is irritated it can make you more susceptible to pollen and dust than normal and exacerbate the symptoms.) You can also try boric acid washes and cool compresses for the pain and itching.

Poor you! I hope it clears up quickly.
aghrivaine
Apr. 13th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
Re: !!!
Well, I'll only really worry about it if you show up with a surgical tray...
nixieq
Apr. 13th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: !!!
well, previously i'd heard (like, from actual doctors, supposedly) that it's very difficult to tell the difference between the two, and they don't ever really know which it is. but now i'm itching (har, har) to poke around webmd and see what they say...
lacyintx
Apr. 13th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
Awww.. that sucks. Feel better soon.
cacofunny
Apr. 13th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
I thought conjunctivitis was when you used too many "ands", "ors" or "buts".

Take care, and just in case I'm right, proofread all your manuscripts!
aghrivaine
Apr. 13th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
wokka wokka wokka!
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