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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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What could I have? My symptoms: Lt eye infection, Rt side facial pain, sore throat, headache, fever

What could I have? My symptoms: Lt eye infection, Rt side facial pain, sore throat, headache, fever

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more

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5 yr old diagnosed w/ upper respiratory virus. Taking Tylenol for fever & motrin. Mucus building up in 1 eye. Possible eye infection? Treatment ideas?

5 yr old diagnosed w/ upper respiratory virus. Taking Tylenol for fever & motrin. Mucus building up in 1 eye. Possible eye infection? Treatment ideas?

Maybe: You can get viral eye infections. warm moist cloth to hold on the eye with help with symptoms. The mucous coming from the eye can spread infection so cloth used for that eye should not be used elsewhere. Good hand cleaning is also important. If the mucous or redness gets worse, he should be rechecked. ...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?

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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While changing used cat litter I think a piece of litter flicked into my eye, I rinsed my eye with water. Can this cause a eye infection?

While changing used cat litter I think a piece of litter flicked into my eye, I rinsed my eye with water. Can this cause a eye infection?

Possibly: It depends on how soiled the litter was & how much you got into your eye. If you rubbed your eye & caused a corneal scratch, this may serve as a nidus for serious infection. Rinsing with copious water or eye rinse plus artificial tear drops is probably sufficient. Your own tears & secretions generally protect your eye from infection. But if worsening discharge, vision change, inc. Redness: C MD. ...Read more

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I have a very painful eye infection (cause unknown). What can I do for the pain?

I have a very painful eye infection (cause unknown). What can I do for the pain?

Eye Pain: If you can ask your eyeMD what is the cause of the infection, it would help. For now, ibuprofen or acetominophen if ok with your PCP will help. Topical drops can help too depending on the reason for the pain. ...Read more

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Does the eye infection have many causes?

Does the eye infection have many causes?

Yes: The eye may be infected by numerous agents ranging from bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, to prions. Most are acquired from external sources, but some may arise from internal sources of infections. ...Read more

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Does an eye infection cause headache?

Does an eye infection cause headache?

Could: Pain around eyes can lead to a headache because of referred pain. Hard to localize where pain is coming from around the eye, can be from ear, tooth, sinus, head, etc. ...Read more

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Could an eye infection cause headache?

Could an eye infection cause headache?

Related: Most eye infections are due to viral illnesses called uri. These are colds. Calls can exacerbate sinusitis and sinusitis is a common cause of headaches. So it follows, that what appears to be in I infection causing a headache is all part of the same called or uri. ...Read more

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Does an eye infection also cause headaches?

Does an eye infection also cause headaches?

Related: Most eye infections are due to viral illnesses called uri. These are colds. Calls can exacerbate sinusitis and sinusitis is a common cause of headaches. So it follows, that what appears to be in I infection causing a headache is all part of the same called or uri. ...Read more

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Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased. ...Read more

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What is the cause of eye infection?

What is the cause of eye infection?

Conjunctivitis: conjunctivitis can be due to bacterial, viral infection or allergic reaction. It's usually treated with topical eye drops. However, if there severe pain, light sensitivity, headache, decreased vision, then ophthalmology evaluation required immediately to rule out deeper infection such as iritis, keratitis, uveitis, scleritis ...Read more

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What is the causes of eye infection? What is the things as booster it?

What is the causes of eye infection? What is the things as booster it?

Conjunctivitis: Bacterial conjunctivitis usually has green or yellow discharge. Viral conjunctivitis usually has clear discharge.
It is bolstered by reinfection. Make sure to wash your hands, pillow cases, limit contact with others. ...Read more

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Could my eye infection cause mild ptosis?

Could my eye infection cause mild ptosis?

Possible: Your eyelid maybe irritated and swollen from the ye infection, pink eye. Also, a stye may cause ptosis. ...Read more

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Can eye infection by virus heal? The most cause that booster eyeinfection? The sign of eye infection? Does itch include sign of eye infection?

Can eye infection by virus heal? The most cause that booster eyeinfection? The sign of eye infection? Does itch include sign of eye infection?

Bacterial/Viral: Eye infections caused by a bacteria are usually associated with a yellow-greenish discharge around the eyelids. Eye infections cauised bya virus have a clear, watery secretion. Both can be associated with itching, tearing, redness, sensitivity to light.
Bacterial eye infections need an antibiotic in drops, the viral eye infections heal up on their on in general, or an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Could an eye infection cause dementia in the elderly?

Could an eye infection cause dementia in the elderly?

Unlikely: Eye infections are typically self contained and the majority will resolve on their own within 2 weeks. They will not cause dementia: however, dementia can predispose to eye infections secondary to poor blinking which fails to clear the tear film. ...Read more

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Punctal plugs for dry eyes. Can I feel them? Will they cause eye irritation/ discomfort / cause me to be more prone to eye infection? Other risks?

Punctal plugs for dry eyes. Can I feel them? Will they cause eye irritation/ discomfort / cause me to be more prone to eye infection? Other risks?

Punctal plug risks: Generally, they only notable the first day if even then. (I've had them myself as well) Additionally, risks are very low the most common of which is they will usually fall out eventually (or even early if they are too small). ...Read more

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Its been 3 days that I have a serious eye infection caused by a bacteria. I cannot see (patch infront of my pupil) will I recover my vision? Go blind?

Its been 3 days that I have a serious eye infection caused by a bacteria. I cannot see (patch infront of my pupil) will I recover my vision? Go blind?

Sounds serious: Patching is not a standard way to treat eye bacterial infection. You should be using topical antibiotic frequently and it should be broad spectrum. Are you seeing an ophthalmologist? This should be evaluated as soon as possible to make a better diagnosis and get proper treatment. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an eye infection to cause dementia in the elderly?

Is it possible for an eye infection to cause dementia in the elderly?

No, but...: An eye infection won't cause dementia, but if the infection causes a decrease in vision this may exacerbate the dementia since the patient isn't able to see as well. ...Read more

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Can just having an eye infection cause dementia symptoms in an elderly person?

Can just having an eye infection cause dementia symptoms in an elderly person?

Rarely: A very serious eye infection called endophthalmitis can cause severe pain and suffering in all patients; especially the elderly and especially if they only have 1 eye to see with. Any loss of the senses can cause decompensation in the elderly or suspectible patients. A regular mild eye infection would not cause dementia. Dementia is not an effect from an eye infection in general. Good luck... ...Read more

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Would a herpetic eye infection cause you to see floaters? Been seeing them in eyes since 2008. .

Would a herpetic eye infection cause you to see floaters? Been seeing them in eyes since 2008. .

Rarely, but: You would have other symptoms with this like phtophobia. Floaters are a different entity than the herpetic eye infection. ...Read more

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What eye infection would affect one eye, cause pain in movement, touch, ect, and swelling? Felt like a migraine til I woke up with it swollen today.

What eye infection would affect one eye, cause pain in movement, touch, ect, and swelling? Felt like a migraine til I woke up with it swollen today.

Most affect only 1: Ocular infections usually only affect one eye. You would need to check with your family doctor or an ophthalmologist to get the exact bacterial or viral agent that may be causing your symptoms. Sometimes, the symptoms you are describing are not even as the result of any type of infection and this also should be investigated. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

How to tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

When it's caused...: ...By a sinus infection and there's redness and swelling around the eye, that's called periorbital or preseptal cellulitis. When there is no or minimal swelling, but there is redness and pain and maybe discharge, that's pinkeye. Note that you can have both at once, that periorbital cellulitis can happen without a sinus infection, and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish which came first. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

It's not easy: You can't always know where the infection started. Also, some infections appear very similar to each other. More importantly, viral infections - like pink eye - do not need to be treated, while others - like bacterial eyelid infections - need medication. Knowing the origin does not necessarily help, so it is best to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more