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Can A Viral Infection Cause Floating Spots In The Eyes
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
Can a new genital herpes infection of the genitals also cause a viral eye infection similar to pinkeye (discharge/itchiness in morning?Or not related?
Yes,if it's draining: The plugged meibomian gland has like a buttery consistency when draining that could be light yellow if draining, which can cause inflammation all around it producing redness temporarily. Use the warm compresses to help it along and leave them on for at least 5-10 minutes with your eyes closed 4 times a day. Use lubricating drops of saline drops. See your eye doctor too! ...Read more
Went to the eye doctor and had an infection in the upper eye which makes them swollen because of contacts. Could this cause headaches?
Yep!: Very contagious.Get a more detailed answer ›
Scabs or crusting?: Scabs form at sites of injury such as from picking ones nose too vigorously or blowing the nose so hard that blood vessels break. Crusting can be from dryness of drainage. Keep nasal passages moist with saline nasal spray. Avoid digital trauma; don't blow nose forcefully. If purulent drainage, see doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Does viral pharyngitis cause the white spots on tonsils and red patches in the back of throat or is that only bacterial?
Can the infection from the abscess spread to the throat through. Tissue, or in other words cause white, red, an yellow patches to appear in the mouth?
Pharyngitis: Yes- white spots on the back of the throat indicate an infection -and what you seeing are the dead cells that were fighting on your behalf (pus). Strep throat should be checked for, but other germs such as EBV, enterovirus, and other viruses could cause this. Good to have a doctor look at it, since Strep can be serious. Try throat lozenges, acetaminophen for pain, and hot tea with ginger and honey ...Read more
Several conditions: True holes in the iris can be created surgically, caused by trauma, or arise from certain congenital or genetic defects. Often, there can be the appearance of a hole caused either by an area of thick iris surrounding a region with less pigment (this really is a "valley" called a crypt), or a dark freckle (nevus) on a lighter iris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterias present in Cover Ear Headphones, can cause pink eye, if make contact with the ear skin in a pillow and then the eyes for example?
Yes and not always: Germs that may or may not cause a variety of problems are present on any surface that comes in contact with human skin.There are enzymes in the tears that suppress germ invasion of those spaces. Bacterial or viral pinkeye are caused when the living germs access that surface and multiplies. It usually transfers from fingers but can invade from air or the nasal passages up the tear duct. ...Read more
Red eye: Irritated eyes can come from a host of disease but the most likely include dry eyes, infections, foreign bodies and blepharitis. With infections, whether they are viral or bacterial, there is an inflammatory response. With this response comes outpouring of chemical mediators that mediate the inflammation on the ocular surface and this leads to changes that feel like irritation. ...Read more
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