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My brother has infection around eye. Is that something important?

My brother has infection around eye. Is that something important?

Yes: If it's not getting better on it's own or worsening. Our immune system can take care of some infections. Other fast progressing or non healing infections are more serious and need to be diagnosed correctly after evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Can sinuses infections cause eye problems?

Can sinuses infections cause eye problems?

Yes: True sinus infections can cause eye problems, whether from pressure effect ("pushing" on the structures of the eye) or worst case scenario, by eroding into the orbit (or eye socket). If you have significant eye problems with a suspected or proven sinus infection, you need to see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does toxoplasma infection effects eye? If how and what are the systoms?

Does toxoplasma infection effects eye? If how and what are the systoms?

Sometimes: Toxo is a protozoa which likes nervous system elements for growth and survival. If it infects someone it will head for the brain and the back of the eye. It produces in the retina a characteristic inflammatory spot with scarring which ophthalmologists recognize as the cause. The symptom will be a blurring of vision from the area infected. ...Read more

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Even though you keep yourself really clean, can you still catch infection in eye from contacts?

Yes!: Contact lenses can deprive the cornea of oxygen causing the epithelium to breakdown thus exposing it to bacterial colonization . No matter how clean you are bacteria always exist on the cornea and can cause an eye infection. Some really nasty bacteria can even penetrate healthy cornea. ...Read more

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Allergy infection around eye, what medicine to take?

Allergy infection around eye, what medicine to take?

Unclear: Allergy is not an infection. As for allergic eye symptoms, OTC antihistamine eye drop often helps. As for infection, you will need to get a Rx by your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after infection of eye and nose herpes do the symptoms start to appear?

How long after infection of eye and nose herpes do the symptoms start to appear?

Timeline: Early phase: pain, tingling & burning in the area where blsiters will appear begins 2 weeks after exposure & last anywhere from 2 hours-1 day. Constitutional symptoms: headache, fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, feeling sick, shortly follow early phase. Shortly after this painful reddish bumps develop into fluid-filled blisters over the course of hours & continue to form for 10 days. Gone 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What should I do about stye infection in eye?

What should I do about stye infection in eye?

Warm compresses: Start with warm compresses several times a day. If they don't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had an infection ear eye and jaw for about three months. I've tried three different antibitoics and the pain come right back.What should I do?

Infection: If you have taken the full course of antibiotics each time, then you may need an imaging study to check for an abscess or an atypical infection. It may make sense to start with your pcp, then ask to see an ENT doc... ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i got an ear infection, pink eye, and a cough in 2 days.?

Can you tell me what to do if i got an ear infection, pink eye, and a cough in 2 days.?

See your doctor: Since you may require antibiotics for this, an appointment should be scheduled with a healthcare provider for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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