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Living cmv & hsv1 positive (HIV -)last 22 yrs without any treatment. Recently face breathing problems, eye infection & many more. Am I need medication?

Living cmv & hsv1 positive (HIV -)last 22 yrs without any treatment. Recently face breathing problems, eye infection & many more. Am I need medication?

Prob no Rx needed: Most healthy people have positive tests for CMV and HSV1, and almost always no treatment is needed. You list STDs, chlamydia, HIV etc as problems or topic tags, so be sure you are tested for active infection and treated if necessary. Follow you're doctor's advice on all this, but most likely nothing is wrong and probably neither HSV nor CMV has anything to do with your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 are eye infection symptoms?

What are eye infection symptoms?

Pink eye: Conjunctivitis, also known as "pink eye", causes drainage, pain, irritation, and redness of the involved eye. There are several types. Some are contagious and some are not. To be safe you should see your doc to see if you can get treatment to reduce your chances of passing the infection to others. ...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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Is eye infection communicable or noncommunicable?

Is eye infection communicable or noncommunicable?

Contagious eye: An "infection" is almost always contagious, infectious or communicable. If you are referring to "pink eye" or conjunctivitis, yes, it is communicable. Other infections inside the eye may not be communicable. ...Read more

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How to treat eye infection?

How to treat eye infection?

Vision is precious: If you truly have eye infection, please contact doc for eval and treatment asap. Some infections such as gonococcal conjunctivitis or herpes heratitis can cause vision loss in relatively short time and so treatment is needed. Since I don't know what you have, I advise seeking care asap, money can't buy vision, but it can preserve it or prevent visual loss. So, consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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How should I prevent eye infection?

How should I prevent eye infection?

Presuming you are: Thinking of conjunctivitis, "pink eye". Wash hands frequently if around people, stay away from those with infections. Overall just good general hygeine. ...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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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

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What happens if an inflammatory eye infection worsens?

What happens if an inflammatory eye infection worsens?

Get an eye exam: If your suffering from an inflammatory eye condition it should be managed under strict guidance of an eye md.
Many conditions cause inflammation but if left untreated they will lead to permanent blindless due to retinal or optic nerve damage (glaucoma). ...Read more

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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 are the consequences of having an inflammatory eye infection?

What are the consequences of having an inflammatory eye infection?

Nothing or: Inflammatory eye disease can be self limiting or a manifestation of other organ or systemic disease. This can be associated with reiter's syndrome, lupus, sle, etc this can be associated with sarcoid, pulmonary disease, etc. This may need to be evaluated by more than an ophthalmologist. ...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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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 a Dry eye infection?

How to treat a Dry eye infection?

Dry eye, infection: Patients with dry eyes are more likely to get eye discharge and an eye infection. Use warm compresses and diluted tea tree oil (Cliradex wipes are best to start with to see how dilute to make them); use nonpreserved artifical tears 4-6x/day. If not better naturally in 2 days or if infeciton severe, call to get Rx for antibiotic:see"lid hygiene" or "multi-tiered approach" on eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...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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How do you get over an eye infection?

How do you get over an eye infection?

Time: Depending on the etiology of the eye infection, it just may be time you need. Viral infections must run their course and this could last 2-4 weeks. Unfortunately there are no specific medications for viral eye infections. Bacterial eye infections should be evaluated by a health care provider for topical antibiotics. ...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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Toddler eye infection, is it contagious?

Usually it is: Pink eye in toddlers most often is caused by adenoviruses and occasionally by bacteria. Both are contagious but with touch only. It is not air born. Toddler must have eyes examined. ...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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What is a relief for a viral eye infection?

Time: Time. It must run its course. Artificial tears and steroid drops can make it more comfortable, but not make it resolve any faster. It must run its course. Unless it is herpetic, then you need close follow up and treatment with ophthalmologist. ...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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How much time does viral eye infection take?

How much time does viral eye infection take?

Viral conjunctivitis: The typical course of viral conjunctivitis is 5-7 days. However, after the infection is gone, you may continue to have subsequent dry eye symptoms for weeks to months. ...Read more

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How to treat my eye infection keeps coming back?

How to treat my eye infection keeps coming back?

See ophthalmologist: You need an evaluation if you are having recurrent infections. See an ophthalmologist for this. ...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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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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How does pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Usually the same: Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which is usually viral. The eyes can become infected by many different organisms so pink eye is simply a description but not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you get an eye infection after being in a hot tub?

Can you get an eye infection after being in a hot tub?

Acanthamoeba: Hot tubs and fresh water pools and lakes also harbor a weird bug called acanthamoeba that can cause severe corneal ulcers especially in contact lens wearers. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of a eye infection?

Can someone tell me how to get rid of a eye infection?

Is it bacterial. ..: Viral. These two. Sometimes overlap in presentation. The best thing to do is contact an eye care professional that can determine if you have an infection and if so which antibiotic would be best. ...Read more

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If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

No: It is best to defer using all eye makeup until the infection resolves and your eye doctor says it's ok. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an eye infection to thin the cornea?

Is it possible for an eye infection to thin the cornea?

Yes: If the infection is in the cornea, it can result in thinning, which can ultimately affect your vision. This can be serious and needs to be seen by an ophthalmologist asap. If the infection is in the conjunctiva or on the eyelids, it is not as serious, but still needs to be treated. ...Read more