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How Long Does An Eye Infection Last
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
It depends: Many eye infections are self limiting and clear up in 7-10 days. However there are infections that are deeply seated in the meibomian glands of the lid or are from chronic bacterial colonization of the skin. These can take months to clear up and can be very persistent.
I have an eye infection the last four weeks. It started on my right eye now it has spread to both eye but now my left eye is worse than my right eye.?
A week or less: Garamycin (gentamicin) is not used much by ophthalmologists any longer for "pinkeye", or conjunctivitis. Nevertheless, it is a reasonable choice for straightforward bacterial conjunctivitis. If the signs of infection, i.e. Redness, tearing, discharge, matted eyelid, etc. Are not resolved within a week the affected person should see an ophthalmologist as a stronger medication may be required.
What type of workout: Most eye infections are limited to the outside of the eye and in almost all cases, as long as you are being treated you can exercise. More importantly than whether you can exercise is the type and location of exercise. It is not a good idea to swim or share gym equipment if you have an infection, since you can transfer it to others. You should ask your eye doctor about your specific infection.See 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: Eye infections from contact use can be very dangerous. Please see an eye doctor.
Depends: Eye infections have many causes and different treatments. To prevent eye infections, do not touch your eye, use safety glass protection and wear contact lenses as directed by your ophthalmologist. Good luck...
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