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Are there any over-the-counter medicine for a minor eye infection?

Are there any over-the-counter medicine for a minor eye infection?

No: Any bacterial eye infections should be treated with a prescription antibiotic. Most viral infections do not have a good antiviral medication that is effective and you usually have to let them run their course (e.g. "pink eye"). Certain herpes infections of the eye can be treated with topical and/or oral antiviral agents. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


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I have an eye infection i ususally get when I am under a lot of stress. What is the over counter treatment you recommend?

I have an eye infection i ususally get when I am under a lot of stress. What is the over counter treatment you recommend?

Needs a look by MD: Stress may lower your resistance to infection but will not cause infection all by itself. If your eye gets red frequently, let an ophthalmologist look at it once to see if there is no other problem. He/she might recommend eyedrops to use to deal with the redness which probably is not an infection. ...Read more

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Do they sell OTC eye infection medicine?

Do they sell OTC eye infection medicine?

No: If you think you have an eye infection, you need to see your ophthalmologist or optometrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a minor eye infection?

What can I do to treat a minor eye infection?

Wait it out: Most conjuctivitus will run there coarse without treatment. If it persists more than a week i would see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do physicians treat a minor eye infection?

How do physicians treat a minor eye infection?

Observation: With minimally symptomatic conjunctivitis, most cases resolve spontaneously without sequelae within a week so we recommend artificial tears for comfort and observation for worsening. Many eye infections are caused by viruses and simply need to run their course - like adenovirus. Some, like herpes need anti-virals. True bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have just gotten over a minor eye infection nd now my throat and head hurt. I have been exercising for up to two hour everyday for a week now ?

I have just gotten over a minor eye infection nd now my throat and head hurt. I have been exercising for up to two hour everyday for a week now ?

Virus: These are pretty classical symptoms for adenovirus. You might have a somewhat depressed immune system due to increased workouts. Make sure you get plenty of rest, eat well, and drink lots of water. Wash your hands frequently for now too! ...Read more

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How come eye infection caused my eye to go smaller and how can I get it back to normal cos its been small for over a week and my eye is still abit red?

It's not: It's not really smaller. It's just that your eyelid is closed more because of the irritation causing it to look smaller. As the infection clears, it should return to normal. See your eye doctor if it isn't getting better. ...Read more

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Is medicine is good for eye infection ??

Is medicine is good for eye infection ??

Yes when infection p: Yes there are ophthalmic antibiotics for eye infections. You should contact your primary for an examination and if necessary she will refer you to an ophthalmologist. Your eyes are extremely important so do not delay in contacting your Dr. ...Read more

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