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Dr. James Chapman
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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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Hello. I'm taking azasite for my eye infection and it's not working to clear it up. It's day 5 and it's still swollen and burns . What do I do now?

Hello. I'm taking azasite for my eye infection and it's not working to clear it up. It's day 5 and it's still swollen and burns . What do I do now?

Eye Infection: time to be reevaluated by your physician. Sometimes you can have a reaction to the drops that is similar to the infection they are treating. ...Read more

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Whats a good home treatment for an eye infection. lower eyelid is swollen and part of it has hardened a little..but its not very painful. eye bit red?

Whats a good home treatment for an eye infection. lower eyelid is swollen and part of it has hardened a little..but its not very painful. eye bit red?

See a doctor: I'm afraid that you can't self medicate what you just described, you will need prescription medications after a doctor's evaluation ...Read more

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Lids has yellow crust every morning. How do I get rid of eye infection? Have some old steroid medicine

Lids has yellow crust every morning. How do I get rid of eye infection? Have some old steroid medicine

Crusting of lash/lid: Chronic eyelid crusting usually caused by a type of deep seated infection of the lids oil glands or lash follicles. Warm compresses for ten minutes folowed by scrubbing the lashes and lid margin can help rid some forms of ofending agents and lessen the use of topically applied antibiotics. Steroids without antibiotics might do more harm than good. See eye doctor if you are uncertain. ...Read more

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I think I have an eye infection?

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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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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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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