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Can Eye Infection Cause Fever
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
My daughter is 1 and she is on amoxicillan she has a eye infection. But her fever goes low then high and its rapidly changing higher what should I do?
Can you get a high fever from a not-so-bad looking eye infection? Or is it something else causing fever?
Fever: Unlikely unless secondary infection set in. Consult your pcp. ...Read more
I have eye infection. Just like sore eyes with high fever, can I let her use tobramycin / dexamethasone ophthalmic drops. What to do?
No: I don't recommend treating others without consulting a doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased. ...Read more
If I am on medication for an eye infection caused by a bug bite will having intercourse interfere with the medication's effectiveness or my healing?
No relatioship: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can eye infection by virus heal? The most cause that booster eyeinfection? The sign of eye infection? Does itch include sign of eye infection?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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