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Is it okay to exercise while having an eye infection?

Is it okay to exercise while having an eye infection?

Exercise & eye infxn: As long as your vision isn't impaired to the point that it would increase your risk of injury while having an eye infection it should be safe to do so. If it is somewhat impaired you may be able to exercise by riding a stationary exercise bike or doing other exercises that don't require perfect balance and vision. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Can I exercise while I have an eye infection?

Can I exercise while I have an eye infection?

What type of workout: Most eye infections are limited to the outside of the eye and in almost all cases, as long as you are being treated you can exercise. More importantly than whether you can exercise is the type and location of exercise. It is not a good idea to swim or share gym equipment if you have an infection, since you can transfer it to others. You should ask your eye doctor about your specific infection. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an eye infection?

What sort of disorder is an eye infection?

All kinds: Bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, etc. Can affect different layers of the eye like conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, vitreous, etc. Can be iatrogenic, endogenous, external/penetrating, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Seek MD advice: Any number of etiologies can cause a red eye, which could be interpreted as an infection. You should see your ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an eye infection?

What are the symptoms of an eye infection?

Pain, redness, blur: There are many types of eye infections, and they don't all look the same. Eye infections can be caused by bacteria or by viruses, and changes quite similar to eye infections can also be caused by other problems in the body such as autoimmune diseases.

Warning signs include eye pain, redness where the eye is usually white, mucous discharge, and blurred vision. See your eye md if you're worried! ...Read more

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How to determine if I have an eye infection?

How to determine if I have an eye infection?

You have symptoms: Redness, sensitivity to light, watering, swelling and so forth, tell you that an infection is present. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an eye infection?

What should I do if I have an eye infection?

Depends on situation: If it is viral some will heal over time & some otc eye drops may be soothing as you heal. Some aggressive viral & all bacterial infections will require prescription meds so a call to your pcp is indicated for guidance. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have an eye infection?

How to figure out if I have an eye infection?

Need More Info!: Coojaa, To answer your question, I need more information! For starts, what are your symptoms? ...Read more

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I've had an eye infection for weeks. What should I do?

I've had an eye infection for weeks. What should I do?

Time for consult: I'd visit an ophthalmologist & see if their advanced equipment & experience can help define the issue. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm not 100% sure but I think I may have an eye infection?

What do you advise if I'm not 100% sure but I think I may have an eye infection?

Telemedicine: If you can't or don't wish to be seen in clinic about it as next step, then this may be a perfect case for a telemedicine face-to-face consultation. ...Read more

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How to treat an eye infection on my own?

How to treat an eye infection on my own?

Many viral: Many cases of a mildly irritated, red eye are caused by viruses and warm compresses, artificial tears and time will heal. If you wear contacts or pain is increasing, drainage increasing or other symptoms you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

No!: Even if you do smoke and have been smoking for years and trying to quit, it is much better for your immune system if you refrain from smoking during an eye infection. Studies have shown that even the equivalent of 1-2 cigarettes a day reduces the immune response to infection and makes it harder to clear the infection. ...Read more

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What is an eye infection?

What is an eye infection?

Infection: An infection of the conjunctiva--conjunctivitis can be viral or bacterial. Other parts of the eye, or all the parts can become infected. Cornea- Keratitis; Retina-keratitis; vitreous-vitritis ...Read more

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I think I have an eye infection?

Associated symptoms?: There are various associated problems that can help determine the cause of your condition.

For instance, do you have any of the following?
- red eyes
- tearing
- discharge
- pain
- eye injury
- contact lens use ...Read more

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Can I swim after an eye infection?

Yes: Once you have recovered completely give yourself a few weeks and with the clearance of your ophthalmologist, you may resume your normal activities. You may feel more comfortable wearing goggles while swimming. ...Read more

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What are signs of an eye infection?

What are signs of an eye infection?

Pain in the eye: A feeling that something is in the eye
increased sensitivity to light.
Yellow, green, bloody, or watery discharge from the eye.
Increasing redness of the eye or eyelids.
A gray or white sore on the colored part of the eye .
Fever with no other cause.
Blurred or decreased vision. ...Read more

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Can I use peroxide for an eye infection?

Absolutely not!: No! peroxide will cause severe and painful burning of the cornea, and will be only mildly annoying to the bacteria. Do not use it in your eye! ...Read more

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Can an eye infection resolve on its own?

Can an eye infection resolve on its own?

Maybe,maybe not : Some of what people label as pinkeye is irritant (dust) reaction, wind born allergies, or viruses that will self heal. Some of these may also become bacterial infections over time. At that point, antibiotic drop will be needed. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of an eye infection?

Infection: Blurred vision, eye pain, redness, light sensitivity, thick discharge, crusting, swollen lymph node. ...Read more

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Can you get an eye infection from hot tubs?

Can you get an eye infection from hot tubs?

Yes: Hot tubs require a lot of care. If they are not cleaned, and the water "shocked", bacteria and other organisms can grow. The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane, and can easily become infected. I caution all patients with recent eye surgery to avoid hot tubs. In addition contact lens wearers must remove their lenses prior to swimming or hot tub use. ...Read more

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What can I do for an eye infection at home?

What can I do for an eye infection at home?

Infection: I would not recommend treating an eye infection at home. Without determining whether it is viral versus bacterial you could be doing more harm than good. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have an eye infection?

Several symptoms.: If you experience any of these symptoms: decrease/change in vision, pain, photophobia, redness, any discharge you may have an eye infection. Regardless you should have an ophthalmologist examine your eyes asap. ...Read more

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What can you do to make an eye infection worse?

What can you do to make an eye infection worse?

Ignore it: If you think you have an eye infection, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist. There are many things that can look like an infection. Ignoring it could result in irreversible vision loss. ...Read more

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Could someone catch an eye infection from a cat?

Could someone catch an eye infection from a cat?

Yes: Although infections from other non-primate animals are not common, they can occur. It is, however, much easier to catch an infection from other people. ...Read more

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What can I do to naturally cure an eye infection?

Nothing special: Many viral eye infections will run their course without any special care.Artificial tears or other simple eye drops may help soothe them as the process runs its course. A gradually worsening process will likely need prescription medications. ...Read more

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How clear an eye infection from contacts naturally?

Not recommended: Eye infections from contact use can be very dangerous. Please see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to help someone with an eye infection?

What can I do to help someone with an eye infection?

Doctor: Recommend they see an eye doctor, drive them there, help them pay, make furr they follow the doctors instructions. Possibly put drops in for them, and use good hygiene. Both you and them wash hands frequently. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch an eye infection from my cat?

Yes: Try to wash your hands after touching the cat. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection = disease state of eye ...Read more