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How Can A Senior With Mild Dementia Safely Use Ointment For Eye Infection
With HELP: This an important area of concern; and will only get greater. Diminished capacity + powerful compounds is truly dangerous. The caregiver should be the acting adult. Maintain dignity of your patient by clear explanation to both, after both have been invited into the exam room. Neither leave the pt. Out nor be less than complete as you say & write necessary info. On your stationery (4 contact, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...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
Why did my 3 1/2 mo old breast fed babies poop smell different (almost a medicinal smell!) when on erythromycin eye ointment for eye infection?
Hard to say: This could be a situation where antibiotic somehow got on the baby's hand and made its way into the GI tract, OR, possibly something you are eating in your diet could be affecting the poop. The only thing that will prove what caused this is whether the funny poop smell is gone after the eye treatment is stopped for a week or so... ...Read more
My 6 month old has an eye infection and was prescribed some ointment. After three days, there's been no improvement. Could it be harmful?
Eye infection: You might want to ask you doctor to change baby's medication to different drops to help heal it better. ...Read more
My one old month baby has eye infection on both eyes he's been in an ointment for a week and still has the eye infection. What could it be?
Tear ducts plugged: During an eye infection some of the debris can drain into the narrow channels that empty the tears into the nose.When they are plugged, you can have persistent crusting at that age. A followup visit with your doc may be the best way to assess the issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My one month old daughter has an eye infection, i have been applying eye ointment antibiotic for a month now and her eye hasn't healed?
Here are some...: Hi! Stephen699, The one-month-old infant with "eye infection" despite being treated with topical antibiotic ointment as reported should be urgently followed and re-evaluated for possible misdiagnosis or ineffectiveness of treatment. To get her related health issues cared correctly can be done by following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
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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