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is it possible to have eye impetigo

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyelid infection: Since impetigo is an infection of the skin and there is skin on the eyelids, technically impetigo can occur there.
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Impetigo: It is primarily caused by staphylococcus aureus, and sometimes by streptococcus pyogenes. Both of these organisms can be present in nasal and oral se ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bactroban (mupirocin: This is a topical ointment.You need a prescription in the US,maybe not in other countries.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ruben Cerri
Specializes in Pediatrics
Complete therapy: No. As per your information, you are receiving therapy and you need to be compliant. The lesions will heal and you will be fine . Talk to your doctor ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Seek MD advice: Any number of etiologies can cause a red eye, which could be interpreted as an infection. You should see your ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: It can occur on any skin structure.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: Yes, pink eye is just a virus infecting the conjunctiva or outer layer of the eyeball. It can be very contagious and is spread like any other virus, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Perozek
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Need photo: Some eyes look red in photos because the flash from the camera reflects off the retina and gives a red pupil. Some people have low pigmentation to th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: Since conjunctivitis means inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin transparent membrane over the white part of the eye, it would be highly unlikely ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Normal: There are cell mostly in the lining of the white of the (conjunctiva) that secret tears, and some secret mucous. Mucous is a normal component of the t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye and rash: You can get a rash around your eye in association with pink eye. The other possible cause is a reaction to drops if you are using anything to treat t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Of the retianal tumors, retinoblastomas usually occur in childhood and melanomas in later life. Tumors of the eyelids are similar to other skin tumor ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes : Herpes can cause an eye infection in 2 different ways, at least. If someone is directly exposed to the virus in the eye, it can cause an infection lik ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Not: To my knowledge. But yes a corneal transplant.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
17 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Pink eye can be due to a number of reasons. If it is due to a viral syndrome them a fever could be a symptom as well.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: One can definitely get a herpes viral infection around the eye. This is a serious condition that needs to be properly diagnosed and treated by your ph ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Leng
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Conjunctivitis comes in many varieties. Some forms only have watery eyes, without them becoming stuck together.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
Because : Because a surgery has been perform it is possible to have a soft tissue infection or conjunctival irritation. These risks are small, but possible and ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Probably not: You most likely have a conjunctivitis that is caused by a virus that is most likely not herpes. If you see yellow fluid coming from your eye you shoul ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
58 years experience Ophthalmology
They go togehter: Near sighted individuals can have one or both eyes that turn outward called exotropia. There is treatment for it and even surgery. Be sure to wear you ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: Conjunctivitis can be bacterial, in which case it's contagious and needs to be treated with antibiotics. It can be viral, and then it's sometimes tre ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No: A person can have "off white" eyes but not yellow. This needs to be examined for systemic causes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: There are many viruses and bacteria that can cause eye infections. You can infected again with a different organism or even with the same one.

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