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Does cephalexin help with an eye infection?

Does cephalexin help with an eye infection?

Not usually: It can be very helpful if the skin is involved around your eye (cellulitis), but the oral medication is not much use in most cases of pink eye or eye infections. ...Read more

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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection is a medical condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itchiness, and discharge. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, and often it is difficult to distinguish between the two. In general, bacterial infections are more likely to be in both eyes and be associated with pus like discharge and crusting of the ...Read more


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Will cephalexin help cure an eye infection?

Will cephalexin help cure an eye infection?

Possibly: Typically antibiotic eye drops would be preferred as you can get a higher concentration of the drug directly at the site of infection, instead of the whole body when using oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can I substitute cipro (ciprofloxacin) for keflex to treat an eye infection related to a stye?

Can I substitute cipro (ciprofloxacin) for keflex to treat an eye infection related to a stye?

Speak to your doctor: Keflex is an older antibiotic but is extremely effective (and liekly moreso than cipro) against the bacteria that tend to be involved in eyelid infections. It is advisable to stick with the medication that your doctor prescribes, rather than trying to save money by using a medication that you have left over from a previous infection. ...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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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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How do you tell if you have an eye infection?

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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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 are the signs when you get an eye infection?

What are the signs when you get an eye infection?

Redness, drainage: In general, an eye infection may cause -redness of the eyelid (outer portion or the inner portion called the conjunctiva) -thick and discolored drainage from the eye (you may notice that this drainage causes the eye to be matted shut upon awakening) -swelling of the eyelid -the eyelid to feel warmer than the surrounding skin -discomfort or itching. ...Read more

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How clear an eye infection from contacts naturally?

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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


Dr. William Singer
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Keftabs (Definition)

Keftabs is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more