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Is it possible to use more than one treatment for my eye infection?

Is it possible to use more than one treatment for my eye infection?

Yes: I would consult with your ophthalmologist before you decide to change your treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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What is best treatment for an eye infection?

What is best treatment for an eye infection?

Hygiene, antibiotics: Depends upon the type of organism. If bacterial there are effective antibiotics. If viral hygiene is most important. If herpes, there is a good antiviral. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate your eye and sort this out. ...Read more

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I have an eye infection i ususally get when I am under a lot of stress. What is the over counter treatment you recommend?

I have an eye infection i ususally get when I am under a lot of stress. What is the over counter treatment you recommend?

Needs a look by MD: Stress may lower your resistance to infection but will not cause infection all by itself. If your eye gets red frequently, let an ophthalmologist look at it once to see if there is no other problem. He/she might recommend eyedrops to use to deal with the redness which probably is not an infection. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with an eye infection. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Eye infection: There are lots and lots of causes of eye infections, including viruses and bacteria as well as fungi. Your eye doctor can tell you which it is. ...Read more

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4 mo old has eye infection -dr gave erythromycin eye oint for 5 days but 3 days after tx done eye producing puss again! Can I restart the treatment?

4 mo old has eye infection -dr gave erythromycin eye oint for 5 days but 3 days after tx done eye producing puss again! Can I restart the treatment?

Be seen again...: I would recommend that you have your baby examined again by their pediatrician. Block tear ducts are common at this age and the eye discharge may not be infectious in nature. If the eye itself is red and inflamed a different antibiotic ointment may be warranted as the first course wasn't effective. Re-eval will determine if needs treatment or just time. Take care. ...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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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?

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

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

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