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Can you get an eye infection after being in a hot tub

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: An amazing array of pathogens lurk in the warm, moist environment of a hot tub. That is why we recommend patient do not do this soon after eye surger ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Holmwood
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Hot tubs are the perfect "broth" for bacteria especially if the bromine levels are not high enough; easy to get infection, especially staph.
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Dr. Gary Wortz
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Acanthamoeba: Hot tubs and fresh water pools and lakes also harbor a weird bug called acanthamoeba that can cause severe corneal ulcers especially in contact lens w ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Crane jr
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Hot tubs require a lot of care. If they are not cleaned, and the water "shocked", bacteria and other organisms can grow. The conjunctiva is a mucous m ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Discharge & reddness: Symptoms of an eye infection include a discharge from the infected eye (clear or cloudy), reddness, irritation, lid swelling, and/or pain. Some eye in ... Read More
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
19 years experience Family Medicine
Redness, drainage: In general, an eye infection may cause -redness of the eyelid (outer portion or the inner portion called the conjunctiva) -thick and discolored drai ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: Typically, only severe corneal eye ulcers will effect the vision permanently.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Irritant rxn: Unless the material you are using is contaminated by germs, it is unlikely any eye infection is related. Many do get small bits of eyeliner or other m ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Check with your doc: Upper respiratory tract infections can lead to eye infections. If frequent infections, should have your blood chemistries and immune system checked o ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faysal Saab
9 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Coincidence?: It may be that you simply contracted your own eye infection with a different virus, independent of your interaction with the person 2 weeks ago. But a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
CONJUNCTIVITIS: You can have viral eye infection and stomach virus together during the season
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
Could be herpes: Herpes can cause ocular, or eye symptoms. As herpes outbreaks can occur during times of illness, it is possible that you are having recurrent ocular ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Major studies have shown that sleeping with your contacts in increases the risk of a contact lens related eye infection.

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