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I have yet another pseudomonas eye infection this year: four in total. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) drops and 10 days of docycycline. Maybe it just never went away?

I have yet another pseudomonas eye infection this year: four in total. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) drops and 10 days of docycycline. Maybe it just never went away?

Need to see Eye MD: If you have had four documented and culture positive pseudomonas infections of one or both eyes, I will recommend you see an opthalmologist
it is possible you have chronic conjunctivitis or recurring infection due to some underlying vcondition in your eye. So make an appt. With eye specialistmd. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Will doxycycline treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Will doxycycline treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Eye infection: Yes. A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from tetracycline. Doxycycline is used for many different types of infections. In the eye it is often used to treat chlamydial infections and lyme's disease. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline help treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Does doxycycline help treat bacterial infections of the eye?

Possibly: If the organism causing the infection is susceptible to doxycycline, then yes, it would help treatment. ...Read more

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My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?

My dad has an infected stye in his eye. His doctor prescribed Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops and Doxycycline oral pills because the infection spread. Will this help?

Sounds appropriate: The stye should resolve with this treatment. If worsening symptoms a face to face exam would be appropriate. See your doctor that prescribed this medicine. Good luck ...Read more

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Will Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops and doxycycline pills help for my dad's stye. The infection spread to his lower eyelid and his face is swollen.?

Will Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops and doxycycline pills help for my dad's stye. The infection spread to his lower eyelid and his face is swollen.?

Take dad to dr: The infection is spreading and his face is swelling. These symptoms suggest a more serious condition than a simple stye. Infections like Erysipelas or periorbital cellulitis Herpes involving the eye require in person evaluation for the right treatment. ...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 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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Can an eye infection go to your brain and kill you?

Can an eye infection go to your brain and kill you?

Unlikely but possibl: One eye infection, orbital cellulitis can do that. It is rare and the symptoms would be obvious (pain, redness, swelling, changes in vision). Diabetics are a little more vulnerable to this. ...Read more

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Which doctor should I go for pink eye/eye infection?

Which doctor should I go for pink eye/eye infection?

Your friendly GP/FP: Pink eye (viral or allergic) and bacterial conjuctivitis are usually straight forward uncomplicated problems that any general physician or family physician should be able to help. Remove any contact lenses when the eyes get such problems by the way. Warm saline compresses may help. The purpose of seeing a physician is to see if topical antibiotics are needed and to check for any foreign bodies. ...Read more

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How can you treat a red eye infection with boric acid?

Gently: Boric acid is a time tested old remedy for eye condtions. It is made in a dilute solution and can be comfortable as an eyewash. It is not antiinfective so it will not shorten the disease. However it makes the eye feel better. Since most eye infections in adults are viral, except for herpes there is no specific treatment except time and your own immune system. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Vibramycin (Definition)

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Vibra Tabs (Definition)

Vibra-Tabs is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more