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Eye Infection Causing Headaches
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
I have a sever eye infection causing me to have a major migraine headache and I have not slept in two days because of the pain. I have Trazodone 50mg?
See your doctor: A severe eye infection should be treated and three are effective pain treatments as well. Please see your physician for an evaluation and further management. ...Read more
What could I have? My symptoms: Lt eye infection, Rt side facial pain, sore throat, headache, fever
Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more
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
Blood works shows out of range WBC (11.4), Lymphocytes (4.8), CRP (4.2). extreme hairloss, fatigue, headaches, weightgain, recurrent eye infection, rash?
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. You will want to see your doctor for a careful and complete history and physical. ...Read more
How come eye infection caused my eye to go smaller and how can I get it back to normal cos its been small for over a week and my eye is still abit red?
It's not: It's not really smaller. It's just that your eyelid is closed more because of the irritation causing it to look smaller. As the infection clears, it should return to normal. See your eye doctor if it isn't getting better. ...Read more
While changing used cat litter I think a piece of litter flicked into my eye, I rinsed my eye with water. Can this cause a eye infection?
Possibly: It depends on how soiled the litter was & how much you got into your eye. If you rubbed your eye & caused a corneal scratch, this may serve as a nidus for serious infection. Rinsing with copious water or eye rinse plus artificial tear drops is probably sufficient. Your own tears & secretions generally protect your eye from infection. But if worsening discharge, vision change, inc. Redness: C MD. ...Read more
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
No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased. ...Read more
If I am on medication for an eye infection caused by a bug bite will having intercourse interfere with the medication's effectiveness or my healing?
No relatioship: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can eye infection by virus heal? The most cause that booster eyeinfection? The sign of eye infection? Does itch include sign of eye infection?
Eye infections caused by a bacteria are usually associated with a yellow-greenish discharge around the eyelids. Eye infections cauised bya virus have a clear, watery secretion. Both can be associated with itching, tearing, redness, sensitivity to light.
Bacterial eye infections need an antibiotic in drops, the viral eye infections heal up on their on in general, or an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
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
Punctal plugs for dry eyes. Can I feel them? Will they cause eye irritation/ discomfort / cause me to be more prone to eye infection? Other risks?
Punctal plug risks: Generally, they only notable the first day if even then. (I've had them myself as well) Additionally, risks are very low the most common of which is they will usually fall out eventually (or even early if they are too small). ...Read more
Its been 3 days that I have a serious eye infection caused by a bacteria. I cannot see (patch infront of my pupil) will I recover my vision? Go blind?
Sounds serious: Patching is not a standard way to treat eye bacterial infection. You should be using topical antibiotic frequently and it should be broad spectrum. Are you seeing an ophthalmologist? This should be evaluated as soon as possible to make a better diagnosis and get proper treatment. Don't delay. ...Read more
What eye infection would affect one eye, cause pain in movement, touch, ect, and swelling? Felt like a migraine til I woke up with it swollen today.
Most affect only 1: Ocular infections usually only affect one eye. You would need to check with your family doctor or an ophthalmologist to get the exact bacterial or viral agent that may be causing your symptoms. Sometimes, the symptoms you are describing are not even as the result of any type of infection and this also should be investigated. ...Read more
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
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
6y child has viral eye infection which cause injurey in his cornea, what is the period of treatment and does it cause any impariement in his vision?
Keratitis: Depends. Viral eye infections can be benign and self limiting to very severe requiring intensive treatment. If your child's cornea is involved, then depending on the type of virus, the treatment may take several weeks to months to resolve. In this infectious process there is a certain amount of inflammation that is likely being treated to help decrease corneal scarring. Scarring can affect vision. ...Read more
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
Can a new genital herpes infection of the genitals also cause a viral eye infection similar to pinkeye (discharge/itchiness in morning? Or not related?
Pain and redness:
Bacterial keratitis is a vison threatening infection. In the usa, contact lenses use is the number one risk factor. Loss of vision, permanently can occur in as few as 24 hours. Do not wait for the problem to get better, see your dr.
In the last 5 years, some contact lens solutions made keratitis easy. They have been removed by fda
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1194028-overview. ...Read more
Can you get a high fever from a not-so-bad looking eye infection? Or is it something else causing fever?
Fever: Unlikely unless secondary infection set in. Consult your pcp. ...Read more
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
- eye injury
- contact lens use ...Read more
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