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Can you have pink eye without any goo?

Dd, 6, pink yesterday, more pink this am

No goo
One more pink than other
No abrasion that I know of
More red than allergies


Asked by fiatpax at 8:47 AM on Nov. 2, 2013 in Health

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Answers (10)
  • How about the fleshy part inside the lower lid? Does that look red like raw meat? Or does it look more normal like yours? That's also a good indicator of pinkeye. Is it possible she has an eyelash on her eye and has been scratching it to get it out? (figuring she would have said she has something in her eye though). I guess it's possible it could be pink eye, but it could be other things as well. A sinus infection can make your eyes red (or even just one eye, especially if she sleeps on that side).

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:32 AM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • Alergies probably. But ask a doctor.

    Answer by louise2 at 8:53 AM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • More red than allergies

    Plan on seeing doc today, still too early to call in

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 8:55 AM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • It doesn't sound like pink eye, but it could be some mild infection of some sort. Keep her from touching her eye just in case. Does it itch or hurt?

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 10:49 AM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • itches in morning

    last year took out of school for day to take her to doc, it was not pink eye, abrasion from gymnastics foam pit
    no gymnastics now

    but no crust or goo (to me) says not pink eye

    just thought someone might have had child that had pink eye but no goop

    thanks ladies
    will let it go for now and just watch it
    make regular appt with eye doc next week, time for regular check up anyway

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 11:04 AM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • One eye sounds like it is going to be pink eye soon, you can get a homeopathic eye drop at the drug store, someone told me on here about it once, it worked great, and if it isn't pink eye will at least make the eye feel better. I am sorry I can't recall the name,it was in a black and white package in the eye care section.

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 12:06 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • My doc said it was possible. Hope you get it sorted out. Icky, itchy eyes for ANY reason are horrible!

    Answer by tessiedawg at 3:41 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • So what did the Dr. say? Hope she feels better soon.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:52 PM on Nov. 2, 2013

  • I had pink eye for the first time a few weeks ago. My eye itched HORRIBLY and I woke up and looked at it in the mirror and the red tissue inside was swollen and my eyeball itself was swollen and red. I went to the doctor and yep it was pink eye. I never had any goo or crusties.

    Answer by AllyB_ at 1:56 AM on Nov. 3, 2013

  • Yes. Not all forms of conjunctivitis are contagious. Until you know for sure, follow pink eye protocol. Wash hands often.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:07 AM on Nov. 3, 2013

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