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A 22-year-old female asked:

can an eye inflammation heal on it's own does it have to get treated?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
? what part ?: The eye is comprised of many separate tissues that either support or provide vision. The outer membranes can be inflamed from things as simple as dust, chemicals or infectious agents, any or all of which can either self heal or need specific treatments. Internal eye inflammation needs a doctors care. The site can provide more specific answers when the questions are clear.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Depends on the cause: Good question. It really depends on what kind of infection is going on. Certain viral infections (eg.Adenovirus) can cause a "pink eye" that will not typically need treatment; others like herpes can cause a vision threatening retinitis that will need immediate treatment. A scratch can rapidly turn into bacterial infection; antibiotic drops may be prescribed to stop the early stages of infection.

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Can mouthwashes containing peroxide cause mouth cancer?

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I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

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