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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. Tanya Russo
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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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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