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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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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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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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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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Faint headache heaviness, small lump behind the left side of my neck, had an eye infection few days back. Could be related? or is it related to stress

Faint headache heaviness, small lump behind the left side of my neck, had an eye infection few days back. Could be related? or is it related to stress

Possibly: I definitely don't think you get lumps in your neck or eye infections from stress. I think we would most usually expect a palpable/"feel able" lymph node from an eye infection to be behind the ear but the neck is not that far away! Perhaps there was some low grade infection near your eye as well. If all improving, OK to watch; if lymph node enlargement persists 3-4 weeks, see Doc. Stay well! ...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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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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Can an eye infection cause post nasal drip? Will antibiotic eye drops help the drip?

Possible: It is possible as the secretions from eye drain into the nose through a duct called nano lacrimal duct. Always check with your doctor for any specific issues. ...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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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?

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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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?

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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Can I use peroxide for an eye infection?

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How come every time I get sick I get an eye infection?

How come every time I get sick I get an eye infection?

URI's involve eyes: When you say you get sick i will assume you are talking about an upper respiratory infection of some kind. Many times these involve the sinuses as well as the eyes due to there close proximity. Some viruses also infect both the eyes and the throat. ...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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How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

The white spot: Usually the most common infection associated with contact lens use is the bacterial corneal ulcer. This looks like a small white spot on the corneal surface. This needs to be treated asap to prevent potential vision loss! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i think i may have an eye infection?

What do you suggest if i think i may have an eye infection?

A few things: First - if you are wearing contacts, remove them. If the vision is down, or there is pus or much pain, then see an ophthalmologist. Otherwise keep the eye clean, wash your hands so you don't spread it and seek help if it is still present after about 4 days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could naturally cure an eye infection?

Can you tell me how I could naturally cure an eye infection?

Self Limiting: Ariel, If you have either bacterial or viral pinkeye (conjunctivitis), and not herpes, the infection is self limiting and will clear on its own, without any treatment in 7-10 days. If it is a herpes infection, like a cold sore, or any other type of more serious problem (corneal infection, keretitis, or ulcer), it wiit will not. Are you a contact lens wearer? If so GET IT CHECKED! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

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