Top
10
Doctor insights on: Bacterial Eye Infection Contagious

Share
1

1
I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

Possibly yes.: It is possible that it could have been contagious, but since it is resolved this should not be am issue unless it returns. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
9 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How to diagnose a possible bacterial eye infection?

How to diagnose a possible bacterial eye infection?

Go see your doctor: I assume you're referring to a red/pink eye w/goopy discharge that's stuck together. Your family doc & optometrist can take care of that for you. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pink-eye/ds00258/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis for more info. However, an infection of the globe (eyeball) itself needs to be under care of ophthalmologist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What is the incubation period of a viral and bacterial eye infection?

What is the incubation period of a viral and bacterial eye infection?

1-3 days usually: This depends of course on the virus or bacteria but usually not longer than 7 days. Most common cause of conjunctivitis is viral. ...Read more

5

5
How long is an eye infection contagious after starting antibiotic drops?

How long is an eye infection contagious after starting antibiotic drops?

Depends: If the infection is caused by bacteria, you might see improvement and decreased contagion in a day. If the eye infection is viral, the antibiotic drops won't change the status of contagion at all. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What should I do about potential eye infection? Is it contagious?

What should I do about potential eye infection? Is it contagious?

Potential?: Do you actually have an eye infection? If so, and there is no history of trauma or surgery, then you likely have a viral infection (pink eye) which is contagious. Viral infections, except H. simplex (herpes), have no specific known antiviral medication, so what you should do is wait it out and wash your hands before doing anything else after manipulating your eye. ...Read more

7

7
Toddler eye infection, is it contagious?

Toddler eye infection, is it contagious?

Usually it is: Pink eye in toddlers most often is caused by adenoviruses and occasionally by bacteria. Both are contagious but with touch only. It is not air born. Toddler must have eyes examined. ...Read more

8

8
Is any eye infection contagious? Especially for an infant?

Is any eye infection contagious? Especially for an infant?

Yes: conjunctivitis either bacterial or viral is contagious. You must be extremely careful with good handwashing techniques and antibacterial gels (purell). Pink eye is one of the few things that can infect the entire family, household contacts. ...Read more

9

9
I have a viral eye infection.How long am I contagious?

I have a viral eye infection.How long am I contagious?

About 10 days: Most of the eye viruses have a contagious period of 10 days. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more