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Can Bacterial Conjunctivitis Be Spread Other Than Through Sexual Contact
Yes: Recommend good hygiene, avoidance.Get a more detailed answer ›
If my husbnd is infectd(either yeast/bacterial), any chance 4 me to get vaginal yeast infctn with no direct sexual contact? Wil it spread thru kissing?
Possibly: But only if the infection is in or on the mouth or face. Infections can spread by hand contact if the other person's hand has touched the infected area and then his hand touches you and your hand goes to an area of you that is open (mouth, vagina, cuts or scratches, etc}. ...Read more
After sexual contact, why do I have symptoms of STDs or bacterial infections but partner does not?! help! :(
Can an untreated bacterial infection turn into a STD if my partner and I continue to have sexual contact before infection is treated?
STD risk, avoid sex: Whatever kind of "bacterial infection" you have, it won't become something different, either an STD or otherwise. You may already have an STD. "Bacterial infection" of the vagina usually means bacterial vaginosis, and STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc) are more common in women with BV. Best to avoid sex, and both you and your partner get medically evaluated. If sex can't be avoided, use condoms. ...Read more
Yes but becareful: Many things cause fevers and fewer things cause conjunctivitis. A viral infection causing the fever with secondary bacterial conjunctivitis is possible. These need to be examined with a high level of suspicion. Miss-diagnosis of conjunctivitis is common amongst the non-eye docs and the ensuing complications could be detrimental. Please see an eye doctor if you have this problem. ...Read more
Probably yes, but...: Bacterial conjunctivitis normally is treated with antibiotic eyedrops, doesn't usually need antibiotics by mouth. Also most conjunctivitis is viral, not bacterial, and will not respond to any antibiotic. If your doctor prescribed cephalexain (Keflex), take it as directed. If you are diagnosing and/or treating yourself, e.g. with leftover medication, don't do it; see your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on your doc: It's taking a chance diagnosing over the phone. You could get it wrong and treat it improperly. If your doctor has seen you for this multiple times and your symptoms are exactly the same then they may consider it. ...Read more
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Antibiotics: Bacterial conjunctivitis should be treated with topical antibiotic eye drops. Often treatment is empiric with a broad spectrum drop. If the conjunctivitis is not responding to treatment quickly then culture and sensitivity testing is indicated. Warm compresses may provide increased comfort and help with removal of dried exudate or discharge. ...Read more
Equivalent: These are combination drops with tobramycin, an effective antibiotic, combined with either Dexamethasone or Lotemax (loteprednol) - both effective topical anti-inflammatory steroids. Any condition for which one is useful, will be handled by the other. The makers of Lotemax (loteprednol) claim a lower incidence of pressure elevation, but these drops are for short term use and pressure is not likely to be a problem. ...Read more
Conjunctivitis: Relatively benign condition which usually responds within a week to 10 days with an eye drop. Should be examined by ophthalmologist to make sure that there is not an associated corneal problem like a keratitis or corneal ulceration. If an associated sore throat or swollen glands are present, that problem should also be addressed. ...Read more
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