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Is there a way to nip my eye infection before it gets worse and more painful?

Is there a way to nip my eye infection before it gets worse and more painful?

See your doctor: I know you don't want to hear it, but in order to know what kind of infection you have and how best to treat it, your eye doctor should be consulted. Some infections (like pink eye) will go away on their own. Others, such as bacterial infections from contact lenses or eyelid infections, can be visually devastating if improperly treated. And most infections can be easily treated with eye drops. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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I have a very painful eye infection (cause unknown). What can I do for the pain?

I have a very painful eye infection (cause unknown). What can I do for the pain?

Eye Pain: If you can ask your eyeMD what is the cause of the infection, it would help. For now, ibuprofen or acetominophen if ok with your PCP will help. Topical drops can help too depending on the reason for the pain. ...Read more

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What can you do to make an eye infection worse?

What can you do to make an eye infection worse?

Ignore it: If you think you have an eye infection, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist. There are many things that can look like an infection. Ignoring it could result in irreversible vision loss. ...Read more

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It seems my newborn has an eye infection and i'm worried its going to get worse, what can I put on it in the meantime so i can take her to the dr?

It seems my newborn has an eye infection and i'm worried its going to get worse,  what can I put on it in the meantime so i can take her to the dr?

No go to doctor: Most eye infection in children are viral. There is no treatment for this. With that said, newborns are more separable to bacterial infection. These are serious and can cause significant eye problems. Other causes of apparent "eye infection" can be up blocked tear duct. Your newborn must be examined promptly. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

? Viral infection: Your description sounds most like a severe viral infection but other etiologies are possible. See an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Whats a good home treatment for an eye infection. lower eyelid is swollen and part of it has hardened a little..but its not very painful. eye bit red?

Whats a good home treatment for an eye infection. lower eyelid is swollen and part of it has hardened a little..but its not very painful. eye bit red?

See a doctor: I'm afraid that you can't self medicate what you just described, you will need prescription medications after a doctor's evaluation ...Read more

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Since eye infection in 2011 my eye is always always watery it doesn't stop! Is there a way to stop? Operation? Medication?

Where was the: infection? A corneal infection can cause the surface to become less smooth and create dry spots. These areas are irritating leading to tearing and the feeling that something is in your eye. If this is the case then over the counter artificial tears will help. Feel free to repost with more details about the infection. Is the tearing only in the eye that had the infection? ...Read more

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What are eye infection symptoms ?

What are eye infection symptoms
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Pink eye: Conjunctivitis, also known as "pink eye", causes drainage, pain, irritation, and redness of the involved eye. There are several types. Some are contagious and some are not. To be safe you should see your doc to see if you can get treatment to reduce your chances of passing the infection to others. ...Read more

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What to do about my eye infection?

What to do about my eye infection?

See a doc: Without having any details about your condition, i would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist. It may or may not be an infection. ...Read more

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Eye infection-how can I treat this?

Eye infection-how can I treat this?

See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently see your doctor or opthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of eye infection ?

What is the cause of eye infection ?

Conjunctivitis : conjunctivitis can be due to bacterial, viral infection or allergic reaction. It's usually treated with topical eye drops. However, if there severe pain, light sensitivity, headache, decreased vision, then ophthalmology evaluation required immediately to rule out deeper infection such as iritis, keratitis, uveitis, scleritis ...Read more

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Is medicine is good for eye infection ??

Is medicine is good for eye infection ??

Yes when infection p: Yes there are ophthalmic antibiotics for eye infections. You should contact your primary for an examination and if necessary she will refer you to an ophthalmologist. Your eyes are extremely important so do not delay in contacting your Dr. ...Read more

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Do they sell OTC eye infection medicine?

Do they sell OTC eye infection medicine?

No: If you think you have an eye infection, you need to see your ophthalmologist or optometrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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