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Eye infection-how can I treat this?

Eye infection-how can I treat this?

See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause
bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently
see your doctor or opthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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 to treat eye infection, no improvement in 4 days?

How to treat eye infection, no improvement in 4 days?

See eye doctor Immediately!: If eye infections have not cleared up in four days, it means you need emergency eye care and treatment, as eye infections can go bad very quickly with out proper intervention. So don't delay! ...Read more

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How can I treat eye infections?

How can I treat eye infections?

DON"T: You need to see an ophthalmologist. Some eye infections can cause irreversible blindness if left untreated or even be an indication of more serious problems not only in the eyes but in the body. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a minor eye infection?

What can I do to treat a minor eye infection?

Wait it out: Most conjuctivitus will run there coarse without treatment. If it persists more than a week I would see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Will an eye infection go away on its own or is there something I should do to treat it?

Will an eye infection go away on its own or is there something I should do to treat it?

Conjunctivitis: If you are talking about "pink eye", there is chance that the infection may get better without antibiotic eye drops. Since any eye infection is contagious, it is best to see your doctor to confirm what type of infection there is and to make sure that there are no other more severe infections happening. ...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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Does boric acid treat eye infections?

Does boric acid treat eye infections?

Classic treatment: Diluted boric acid is a classic treatment for eye infection. It is an effective eye wash and sometimes aids in the natural resistance to an eye infection. It is not an antibiotic and should not be used as a primary infection. Since most infections (pink eye) are viral, boric acid will not affect that as well. ...Read more

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How to treat my eye infection going on for more than a month. Help?

How to treat my eye infection going on for more than a month. Help?

Dry Eyes?: Clhronic eye infections may require antibiotics topically and or systemic. You may want to rule out dry eye syndrome with Schirmer Testing and eye exam by an Ophthalmologist. Low grade allergies can manifest themselves in the eye. ...Read more

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How to treat a Dry eye infection?

How to treat a Dry eye infection?

Dry eye, infection: Patients with dry eyes are more likely to get eye discharge and an eye infection. Use warm compresses and diluted tea tree oil (Cliradex wipes are best to start with to see how dilute to make them); use nonpreserved artifical tears 4-6x/day. If not better naturally in 2 days or if infeciton severe, call to get Rx for antibiotic:see"lid hygiene" or "multi-tiered approach" on eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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How to treat my eye infection keeps coming back?

How to treat my eye infection keeps coming back?

See ophthalmologist: You need an evaluation if you are having recurrent infections. See an ophthalmologist for this. ...Read more

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How do physicians treat a minor eye infection?

Observation: With minimally symptomatic conjunctivitis, most cases resolve spontaneously without sequelae within a week so we recommend artificial tears for comfort and observation for worsening. Many eye infections are caused by viruses and simply need to run their course - like adenovirus. Some, like herpes need anti-virals. True bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to treat my eye infection & possible yeast on newborn?

How to treat my eye infection & possible yeast on newborn?

See your doctor: If you are concerned that your baby has a yeast infection or an eye infection, you should see your doctor. They can more properly evaluate your baby and prescribe appropriate medications. Infections in this age can be serious, and so should be checked out by a professional. ...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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Had an eye infection. Treated with tobradex. Now I have vision problems and doctor says it's a mild corneal haze. Will this resolve on its own?

Had an eye infection. Treated with tobradex. Now I have vision problems and doctor says it's a mild corneal haze. Will this resolve on its own?

Corneal: "Haze" is edema (swelling) of the cornea and is usually self limited HOWEVER YOU NEED to continue to have follow-up with a Board Certified Opthamologist until it resolves!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

Possibly yes.: It is possible that it could have been contagious, but since it is resolved this should not be am issue unless it returns. ...Read more

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

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

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What to do if I have eye infection please help?

What to do if I have eye infection please help?

Ophthalmologist: I would go to your ophthalmologist to determine if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Eye still half-closed after eye infection, what can I do?

Swelling: I would try cool soaks four times a day and just give it time. If it remains after a couple of weeks, please have an ophthalmologist check it. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies I can use for my eye infection?

Eye infection: First of all, you have to be certain what kind of eye infection you have and this involves a visit to your doctor. There is always a possibility of blindness as a result of untreated corneal infections. ...Read more

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I have had and eye infection for about over a month, what's wrong?

I have had and eye infection for about over a month, what's wrong?

Eye infection: Some eye infections could be difficult to treat. Have you already been evaluated for the infection and placed on treatment? If not, now would be a good time to get evaluated. Your primary care doctor or eye doctor can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get eye infection if I blinked underwater in a pool?

No: Eyes can get irritated by chlorine. Also no contact lens wear in hot tubs, otherwise increased infection risk. ...Read more

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Eye infection, no improvement in 4 days with medication, what do I do?

Return to eye doc: Simple conjunctivitis should be improving after four days of treatment. Perhaps it is not simple? Return to your ophthalmologist (or see one if you have not done so) for evaluation. ...Read more

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My eye infection is not going away, so I'm asking for some suggestions.

My eye infection is not going away, so I'm asking for some suggestions.

Yes.: Any number of conditions can cause eye infections. You should see an ophthalmologist who can help with diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Help? I have had ad eye infection for about over a month, what's wrong?

Help? I have had ad eye infection for about over a month, what's wrong?

Chronic eye problem: See an eye professional. You may have a chronic condition requiring antibiotics or anti viral agents to treat. However, it could be a system condition such as ocular pemphigoid. ...Read more

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What should I do to make sure my eye infection doesn't spread to my family?

What should I do to make sure my eye infection doesn't spread to my family?

Best to cover it: Cover it shut with an eye patch if you can. Wash your hands after you touch your eye and don't let kids touch your eye. ...Read more

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