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Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

No!: Even if you do smoke and have been smoking for years and trying to quit, it is much better for your immune system if you refrain from smoking during an eye infection. Studies have shown that even the equivalent of 1-2 cigarettes a day reduces the immune response to infection and makes it harder to clear the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Is it okay to watch a film in 3d if you have an eye infection?

Is it okay to watch a film in 3d if you have an eye infection?

Yes: Watching a 3d movie will not adversely affect the healing process for an eye infection. Though if your eye is irritated and your vision is not perfect in the infected eye, you may get dizzy from the imperfect 3d image. ...Read more

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Should it be okay to watch a film in 3d if you have an eye infection?

Should it be okay to watch a film in 3d if you have an eye infection?

Yes: You can use your eyes if you have an infection. Some people become sensitive to light or are uncomfortable keeping their eyes open, but if this is not an issue for you, go for it. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have an eye infection?

How do you tell if you have an eye infection?

Several symptoms.: If you experience any of these symptoms: decrease/change in vision, pain, photophobia, redness, any discharge you may have an eye infection. Regardless you should have an ophthalmologist examine your eyes asap. ...Read more

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If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

No: It is best to defer using all eye makeup until the infection resolves and your eye doctor says it's ok. ...Read more

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If you have an eye infection on one eye, does plucking all the eyelashes help with the infection?

If you have an eye infection on one eye, does plucking all the eyelashes help with the infection?

No, don't pluck: If one has an eye infection, plucking all the eyelashes will just make the eyelids bald (hopefully, the lashes will grow back, but one never knows for sure), but the infection will still be there. ...Read more

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Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Seek MD advice: Any number of etiologies can cause a red eye, which could be interpreted as an infection. You should see your ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have an eye infection?

How to determine if I have an eye infection?

You have symptoms: Redness, sensitivity to light, watering, swelling and so forth, tell you that an infection is present. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an eye infection?

What should I do if I have an eye infection?

Depends on situation: If it is viral some will heal over time & some otc eye drops may be soothing as you heal. Some aggressive viral & all bacterial infections will require prescription meds so a call to your pcp is indicated for guidance. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have an eye infection?

How to figure out if I have an eye infection?

Need More Info!: Coojaa, To answer your question, I need more information! For starts, what are your symptoms? ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm not 100% sure but I think I may have an eye infection?

What do you advise if I'm not 100% sure but I think I may have an eye infection?

Telemedicine: If you can't or don't wish to be seen in clinic about it as next step, then this may be a perfect case for a telemedicine face-to-face consultation. ...Read more

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I think I have an eye infection?

Associated symptoms?: There are various associated problems that can help determine the cause of your condition. For instance, do you have any of the following? - red eyes - tearing - discharge - pain - eye injury - contact lens use ...Read more

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Can I exercise while I have an eye infection?

Can I exercise while I have an eye infection?

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. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

The white spot: Usually the most common infection associated with contact lens use is the bacterial corneal ulcer. This looks like a small white spot on the corneal surface. This needs to be treated asap to prevent potential vision loss! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i think i may have an eye infection?

What do you suggest if i think i may have an eye infection?

A few things: First - if you are wearing contacts, remove them. If the vision is down, or there is pus or much pain, then see an ophthalmologist. Otherwise keep the eye clean, wash your hands so you don't spread it and seek help if it is still present after about 4 days. ...Read more

Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection = disease state of eye ...Read more