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Eye infection & possible yeast on newborn, what to do?

Eye infection & possible yeast on newborn, what to do?

Newborn infections: can progress very rapidly and be very dangerous. Any symptom of infection, especially rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher, requires emergent evaluation by your pediatrician or urgent care facility. Fungal diaper rashes and thrush are common in newborns, are not life threatening, but do require treatment with topical and/or oral antifungal medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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 to do if I have eye infection & possible yeast on newborn?

What to do if I have eye infection & possible yeast on newborn?

See pediatrician: If the eyes of your newborn are red and have discharge or possible yeast, this will need treatment. You should take your infant to your pediatrician and have this diagnosed and treated if it needs it. ...Read more

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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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It seems my newborn has an eye infection and i'm worried its going to get worse, what can I put on it in the meantime so i can take her to the dr?

It seems my newborn has an eye infection and i'm worried its going to get worse,  what can I put on it in the meantime so i can take her to the dr?

No go to doctor: Most eye infection in children are viral. There is no treatment for this. With that said, newborns are more separable to bacterial infection. These are serious and can cause significant eye problems. Other causes of apparent "eye infection" can be up blocked tear duct. Your newborn must be examined promptly. ...Read more

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How contagious are eye infections?

How contagious are eye infections?

Extremely: If caused by virus then they are extremely contaigious. Bacterial conjunctivitis is less contaigious if you are on antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Eye infections from litter box? 10m old

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Eye infections from litter box? 10m old

Litter box: Although not common, it could be ocular toxoplasmosis-- seek care immediately from a pediatric ophthalmologist in your town. ...Read more

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Are eye infections associated with piles?

Are eye infections associated with piles?

Doubtful: There is really no true association.Having stated that, anything is possible, and under conditions of poor hygiene, one could concoct a possible scenario.... ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for eye infections?

What is a good treatment for eye infections?

Depends on the cause: Eye infections are generaly caused by virus, bacteria or allergic reactions. Viral infections generally have to run there coarse, much like a cold before it gets better. There are anti-viral drugs that may be indicated especially if it is a herpes infection with corneal involvement. Theses usually are painful with light sensitivity and decreased vision. These need to treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent eye infections?

Wash hands often: Best preventive is to follow good hygiene practices, particularly washing your hands often. ...Read more

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How to stop eye infections comming back after steroids?

How to stop eye infections comming back after steroids?

Depends : Really depends on what you are being treated for. If it is HSV or zoster, sometimes long term low dose steroids are required to suppress inflammation. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent eye infections from make up?

What should I do to prevent eye infections from make up?

Rare cause: Eye makeup is not a common point of transfer for infections. You should replace your makeup frequently and not borrow from anyone else. Since most infections are viral, and if you get one that is viral, then you become immune to that particular virus. ...Read more

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What type of eye infections can cause a white fleck on top of the iris?

What type of eye infections can cause a white fleck on top of the iris?

Corneal infiltrate: The white spot is more likely on the cornea (surface of eye), not the iris below the cornea. This can be serious. You need to see and eye doctor asap (and stop using your contact lens in that eye if you are using one). ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent eye infections from make up? Costly to replace it btw.

What can I do to prevent eye infections from make up? Costly to replace it btw.

Complete removal: Many eye infections associated with makeup are from incomplete removal of mascara, eyeliner, etc. It helps to use a lid scrub or dilute baby shampoo to follow any standard makeup remover. Sterilizing eyeliner pencils and sharpeners with alcohol can also prvent recurrent infections, but the best answer is to purchase small containers of makeup and change to fresh every 90 days. ...Read more

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For people who know about eye infections? What is benefit of steroid with tobra?

For people who know about eye infections? What is benefit of steroid with tobra?

Combination effect: Tobramycin is commonly mixed with a steroid (usually dexamethasone) so that the effect on eye infection/inflammation is a joint effort of the two products. The tobramycin is a potent topical antibiotic effective against many bacteria. It will not treat viral eye infections. Your prescribing ophthalmologist can tell you why this is being given. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting eye infections? Male, work outdoors, blowing soil.

What can I do to prevent getting eye infections? Male, work outdoors, blowing soil.

Eye protection: First and foremost - wear good eye protection and keep things out of your eyes. ...Read more

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Can contacs cause bad eye infections with lil white spot on colored part of eyeball inside?

Corneal ulcer: A corneal ulcer is a not uncommon complication of contact lens use. It is usually due to a bacterial infection and can appear as a white spot that is on the cornea in front oif the colored part of the eye(iris). This is a treatable emergency and you shoulod see an eyemd immediately. In sme cases it can lead to blinding complications due to scarring of the cornea or expansion of the infection. ...Read more

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I get eye infections cronically and do not have a eye disease and also awesome vision. I have been using pink eye relief drops also not working well.

I get eye infections cronically and do not have a eye disease and also awesome vision. I have been using pink eye relief drops also not working well.

Not bacterial : If using eye drops for infection and not getting better then it is not an infection. Please see your eye doctor for the appropriate treament. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more