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can you get strep in your eye

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khalid Khan
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Eyes get hyperemic with any infection ;inflamation and itching is usually associated with allergic reactions to the toxic products of the infection.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Strept: It is possible to get strept through any mucous membrane. Check with your doctor if you have a sore throat, fever over 101, or redness or drainage fro ... Read More
Dr. Chioma Lazz
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Not really: The bacteria that causes strep throat does not attack the eye that frequently. In the eye however, the symptom will be a 'pink eye' that hurts.
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Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience Internal Medicine
No : Usually not. Look for redness pain watering blurriness of vision. Watering and redness will be early symptoms.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Never hurts: Always better safe than sorry. Without being able to see and examine you have no way to know what is going on, but this may be a part of your allergi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julia Michie bruckner
9 years experience Pediatrics
Get tested: Strep is quite contagious, so if you have a sore throat, see your primary care provider for a rapid Strep test and throat culture.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
May need to see doc: Sorry to hear this! Unfortunately, you will not sleep well until it passes. Make sure ou keep hydrated and take a mixture of Tylenol, an antihistamine ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
39 years experience Trauma Surgery
Not likely: Only some rare strains of strep cause true nec fasc. You would see an unmistakable painful swelling of your genitals.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Places: Either through your doctor's office or an acute care place.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Strep: If the person is not under treatment for strep you can become infected
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Resistance?: Usually with antibiotic there is a quick, almost 24 hour response! if not, here may be some resistance specially to oflaxacin. If dragging on to 3rd ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Strep: I'm sure they are all related. U probably need some eye drops and antibiotics
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