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Is Pink Eye A Form Of The Herpes Virus
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Herpes virus: The herpes virus is killed seconds after coming into contact with water which is chlorinated properly and even in regular pool water. No herpes infection has been confirmed to have taken place in a chlorinated swimming pool. Depending on the severity, your eyemd may prefer you stay away from the chlorine. More info at eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more
I am being treated for the herpes virus in my eye. Is there a safe way to prevent this from coming back?
Possibly: Prevention for recurrent herpetic infection for the eye has been demonstrated in the herpetic eye disease study (heds) which showed that oral antivirals (acyclovir) at a low dosage for an extended period of time does lower the risk for recurrence significantly. Please see your eye doc or a cornea specialist who will be able to help you with this. Also keeping a strong immune system is important. ...Read more
Depends: Most herpes in the eye is on the eye in fact the cornea. Treatment is with topical antiviral drops with good effectiveness in most cases within about 5 days. Herpes can also affect the interior of the eye, but this is rare. It can also be treated with systemic antivirals. Treatment takes longer and there is a risk of visual loss in these cases. ...Read more
Herpes virus infectd eye of patient experiences cloudyness in eye. Wat is the reason. Can it be cured ?
Complicated disorder: Herpes simplex (not zoster) can infect the cornea (clear outer layer) of the eye and can lead to scarring. It can also lead to chronic and recurrent inflammation of the cornea, and inflammation inside the eye. The treatment can be a complicated combination of antiviral eye drops, ointment, and anti-inflammatories. Scarring might require surgery. Best treated by and ophthalmologist or cornea spec. ...Read more
My dad is having herpes virus infection in eye. He is taking valcivir medicn.Please tell me for how long can a person take medicine without sideefect?
Herpes: Herpes in the eye is not uncommon. We sometimes will ask patients to take a maintenance dose of Acyclovir or valcyclovir for a year (or years) to prevent recurrence. The initial treatment is usually 10-14 days depending on findings under the eye microscope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have pink eye, how likely is it that it was caused by herpes? How can you tell if pink eye is associated w herpes?
Probably not: You most likely have a conjunctivitis that is caused by a virus that is most likely not herpes. If you see yellow fluid coming from your eye you should see an eye doctor to make sure you do not have an infection from a bacteria. If the eye problem does not improve in a few days you should see your ophthalmologist. Remember you are contagious. ...Read more
What's the difference between pink eye and herpes viral infection of the eye? Can you get either one from herpes simplex on the lips?
Different virus: Although the term "pink eye" is somewhat vague, it typically refers to an infection caused by adenovirus, is quite common, and highly contagious. Herpes simplex is also a virus which can cause an eye infection, is much less common, and can potentially be much more serious. You will need to see your eye md to distinguish the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes virus is also known as Herpes. Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, ...Read more
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