06-23-2008, 10:00 AM
ok, so now I have pink eye too...no one else (ie small kids) in the family seems to have it. I read somewhere that it can be an underlying symptom of RA or Lupus - comments?
06-23-2008, 11:18 AM
Interesting :? . I got that a couple months ago and no one else in the house either got it. Only called doc, never went in. Said it was going around and guessed everyone else was lucky? I thought it was really cotagious. Never heard it could possibly be yet another symptom. You learn something new everyday.
06-24-2008, 09:24 AM
Whether due to Lupus itself, certain lupus medications, or secondary conditions such as Sjogren's, Raynaud's, or Vasculitis, the eyes are often affected in a variety of ways. Since lupus patients are more susceptible to infections, Conjunctivitis (more commonly known as "pink eye") commonly occurs, but is easily treated with antibiotic eye drops.
The term pink eye is most commonly used to refer to the infectious (viral or bacterial) type of conjunctivitis, but conjunctivitis may also result from allergic reactions or from chemical irritants such as air pollution, smoke, or noxious fumes.
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