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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection is a medical condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itchiness, and discharge. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, and often it is difficult to distinguish between the two. In general, bacterial infections are more likely to be in both eyes and be associated with pus like discharge and crusting of the ...Read more


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Can acyclovir pills be used for eye infections?

Can acyclovir pills be used for eye infections?

Herpes simplex: Yes. Acyclovir helps to treat an eye infection caused by herpes simplex virus and is also used to help suppress recurrences. ...Read more

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What do eye infections look like?

Depends: Most eye infections are on the surface causing redness, swelling, irritation, discharge and some degree of visual blur. If the infection is internal, the pain can be very intense, the vision markedly diminished and substantial lowering of the vision. An ophthalmologist should be consulted if you have any of these issues. ...Read more

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What OTC medications are good for eye infections?

What OTC medications are  good for eye infections?

None will work: If it is truely infected with bacteria otc meds will not work. If it is viral it will clear up without meds although some eye drops may have a comfort effect. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid eye infections from contacts?

What can I do to avoid eye infections from contacts?

Proper care: Take care of the lenses as instructed by your eye doctor. Don't wear them longer than what the lens is designed for. Store them properly . Don't share the lenses or storage case. Always wash your hands before you put in or take out your contacts. ...Read more

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If I wear contacts, how can I cure my eye infections?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics should clear up an eye infection. Because of the risk of scratching the cornea and introducing organisms that would infect the cornea, the contacts should be left out until the infection is gone. Then new lenses should be used to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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Mention the eye infections caused in baby's health?

Mention the eye infections caused in baby's health?

Causes of pink eye: Bacterial infections, viral infections, allergies, and irritation or injury can all cause "pink eye" or conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis causes eye redness, thick yellow or green eye drainage, swollen lids, and eye can be matting. This is the only type of eye infection which responds to antibiotic drops. See your baby's doctor to determine which treatment is best. ...Read more

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Are eye infections contagious? Which infections are? How many diff infections are there

Are eye infections contagious? Which infections are? How many diff infections are there

Hundreds: Yes they can be contagious. There are 100's of causes. The most common is viral, then bacterial, the fungal. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Acyclovir (Definition)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the ...Read more