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Medicine For Newborn Eye Infection
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
It seems my newborn has an eye infection and I'm worried it's 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
Newborn infections: Can progress very rapidly and be very dangerous. Any symptom of infection, especially rectal temperature of 100.4 or higher, requires emergent evaluation by your pediatrician or urgent care facility. Fungal diaper rashes and thrush are common in newborns, are not life threatening, but do require treatment with topical and/or oral antifungal medications. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you are concerned that your baby has a yeast infection or an eye infection, you should see your doctor. They can more properly evaluate your baby and prescribe appropriate medications. Infections in this age can be serious, and so should be checked out by a professional. ...Read more
My newborn was given chloramex for an eye infection 5 days ago, the infection much better but still not gone,is it normal to take this long to heal?
It can be:
Ok to take this long but you should continue treatment until it is gone
Terbinafine250mg is given for fungal infection.started the medicine.I got eye infection 2days later.I was prescribed ciprofloxin 500mg.can I take both?
No: Any bacterial eye infections should be treated with a prescription antibiotic. Most viral infections do not have a good antiviral medication that is effective and you usually have to let them run their course (e.g. "pink eye"). Certain herpes infections of the eye can be treated with topical and/or oral antiviral agents. ...Read more
One of my family member have eye infection. Can I take medicine in advance to prevent it to getting to me.?
Lids has yellow crust every morning. How do I get rid of eye infection? Have some old steroid medicine
Crusting of lash/lid: Chronic eyelid crusting usually caused by a type of deep-seated infection of the lids oil glands or lash follicles. Warm compresses for ten minutes folowed by scrubbing the lashes and lid margin can help rid some forms of ofending agents and lessen the use of topically applied antibiotics. Steroids without antibiotics might do more harm than good. See eye doctor if you are uncertain. ...Read more
Possibly: A really bad surface infection, if neglected, can cause permanent scarring and a few organisms can bore through the outer wall and infect the interior of the eye. These conditions will generally permanently damage the eye and permanently lower the vision. Always see your ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more
No: Eyes can get irritated by chlorine. Also, no contact lens wear in hot tubs, otherwise increased infection risk. ...Read more
Yes: Hot tubs require a lot of care. If they are not cleaned, and the water "shocked", bacteria and other organisms can grow. The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane, and can easily become infected. I caution all patients with recent eye surgery to avoid hot tubs. In addition, contact lens wearers must remove their lenses prior to swimming or hot tub use. ...Read more
Remove the offending: Agent. If you're female, and use makeup, the most common source of bacterial infection is mascara. So you must make sure to remove all your eye make up each night, and throw away your mascara after three months, no matter how expensive it is. If it's from contact lens wear, you need to not keep them in overnight while you're wearing mascara, as the particles can get under the lens. Watch what goes into your eye, or touches it. ...Read more
Yes: Try to wash your hands after touching the cat. ...Read more
Pinkeye: "Pinkeye" is a lay term used to describe any bacterial eye infection that causes the classic pink coloration of the whites of the eye. ...Read more
See your PCP: Persisting eye issues may need an alternate treatment or referral on to an eye specialist for more specific testing & treatment. ...Read more
Dry eye, infection: Patients with dry eyes are more likely to get eye discharge and an eye infection. Use warm compresses and diluted tea tree oil (Cliradex wipes are best to start with to see how dilute to make them); use nonpreserved artifical tears 4-6x/day. If not better naturally in 2 days or if infeciton severe, call to get Rx for antibiotic:see"lid hygiene" or "multi-tiered approach" on firstname.lastname@example.org ...Read more
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