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Over The Counter Treatment For Newborn Eye Damage From Chlamydia
Blurred vision due to cornea infection. Treating with antiviral drops. What is the chance for the infection to leave scar for chronic blurred vision?
Depends: If this is your first infection you may not end up with scarring. Please continue to follow up with your eye md and take the medication as prescribed. Sometimes, despite the best treatment, you can end up with scarring that affects vision. Every time there is a recurrence the chance for scarring increases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
What would be the alternate prescription for perco.10/325 to eliminate the liver damage after being on this for 10 years?
Perhaps None?: How about going through a drug treatment program, completely getting off narcotics and learning how to manage day to day without this addicting approach that also is damaging to your liver? Even after ten years humans can get free of the drugs and obsession that leads to self destructive behavior. ...Read more
I have been tested and I'm positive for Hep C. My liver has visible damage. Will it heal and is there a cure for the most common strain of the virus.
Usually curable, but: Most hepatitis C can be effectively treated these days. The main problem is high cost, a particular problem depending on your health insurance and personal finances. If you're not already lined up with an infectious diseaes or liver disease specialist, that's your next step. Good luck. ...Read more
I need some sort of medication for the scratch in my eye, no type of over the counter drops are working?
Are damages to heart caused by the daily use of polysorbate 80 for many years(present in lotion for hair)irreversible?
Depends on your doc: It's taking a chance diagnosing over the phone. You could get it wrong and treat it improperly. If your doctor has seen you for this multiple times and your symptoms are exactly the same then they may consider it. ...Read more
How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon a eye drops?
Stop the Naphcon A: Excessive use of eye drops containing preservatives can cause a condition called "medicamentosa". Treatment involves stopping the offending eyedrop and switching to an artificial tear that does not contain preservatives. The labeling should state: "preservative free". Since many serious eye problems can cause redness you should contact a local eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
I've been taking Dorzolamide and Latanoprost for congenital glaucoma for 12 years, will I be on these eye drops the rest of my life?
What are the disadvantages or risks of plugging the tear ducts for dry eye condition that can't be relieved by eye drops?
Risks: Plugs are relatively safe. However, there is a chance you could feel the plug or that you end up with too much tears. A buried plug may require an even more invasive procedure if that plug ever needed to be removed. Lastly, there is a theory that dry eyes is due to inflammation on the eye surface, and that plugs could hasten the progression of dry eyes by trapping the inflammatory cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What eyedrops shouldbe used for chronic cornealswelling due to chemical infection in the eyes?Also blue colour scar has been formed at corneal surface
Infection: Do not know what a chemical infection is? If you had a chemical burn or trauma to the eye, you may have scarring(and swelling acutely). Typically steroid drops and lubrication would be used initially. If you have an infection following such trauma, it would be secondary and be treated inappropriately based on the organism. If the scarring is stable and not improving, there may be a sx tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would using OTC 1% hydrocortisone on the anus for two months 4 times a day do damage to the skin that is irreversible?What would be the complications?
Unlikely: The anti-inflammatory effect of this mild steroid cream is helpful and well tolerated by the skin. It is often used in this way for extended periods. Higher potency steroids might produce some tissue thinning, but this is not the case with 1%hc. It is hyped as "the strongest otc" steroid, but is actually one of the mildest ones we use. ...Read more
Trichomoniasis (?): If you are asking about treatment for trichomoniasis (commonly known as: Trich), a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), there is no over-the-counter treatment available. Trich requires treatment with a specific antibiotic, metronidazole (Flagyl). It is the only drug that should be used to treat trichomoniasis. If you think you may have trich, you should be tested and treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Researchers have been searching for ways to vaccinate people effectively against HSV and so far these trials have not been very effective. Since the virus is so embedded into the host cellular milieu, this is a formidable problem to solve. Nevertheless, prophylactic antivirals are usually very effective at preventing outbreaks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have conjunctivitis following a bout of influenza. Is there an over the counter drug you can recommend?
Treating conjunctivi: Conjunctivitis can be due to viral infection, in that case it will not produce much in the way of pus or sticky eyelids/eyelashes(this is a sign of bacterial infection). Bacterial infections can be treated with a triple antibiotic eye ointment which is available over ythe counter. Viral infections go away on their own, just wash your eyes with warm water or use saline drops several times/day ...Read more
Need for Rx varies: Nn jaundice is a routein event in newborns as babies system starts catching up to work mom's body did before birth.Intensity varies &@ low levels can be ignored.As levels go up, depending on babies other issues it can become toxic to the developing brain.If the white of babies eyes is yellow, blood tests are needed.Effective rx includes phototherapy, IV fluids, & rarely an exchange transfussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an injured red eye and it's going ok. It has been 3 weeks and it's clearly a really slow recovery. Is there some over-the-counter treatment I can buy to help it heal faster?
Possibly: It depends what the injury is due to. It's possible you have a ruptured blood vessel/bruise on the eye which can take several weeks to resolve. But depending on the injury, it could be something more serious, especially if it is taking this long to heal. Artificial tears may help if the eye is uncomfortable, but it may be wise to have an ophthalmologist look at your eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is my 7th day after taking azithromycin for chlamydia and I recieved head from someone who doesn't have chlamydia. Will I get reinfected?
Probably not: It is not possible to tell if they have chlamydia from looking at them; however, oral sex is a relatively low risk activity for contracting any std other than herpes (oral sex is high risk for contracting herpes if either person has the virus). Safer sex would involve using a condom or dental dam as a barrier for even oral sex. ...Read more
Don't count on it: Chlamydia is an infectious disease that does not enter your blood and or ever stimulate the immune system to give immunity.It is more like strep throat than it would be the measles. Anytime you are exposed you may get it. Some men can carry it asymptotically for long periods. ...Read more
Been having bleach spots on my penis and burning when I squeeze my head. Got tested for chlamydia and syphilis negative. Also really smelly feces.
Need more tests.: There are other infections that need to be looked for to explain the burning. Also, fragrances in anything, harsh soaps, can irritate the opening of the urethra & cause burning, as can over-scrubbing. Bleach spots may not be related. See doc again. Use products for sensitive skin (and your partner needs to, too). No fragrances, no aerosols, no alcohol-based products, no rough scrubbing, hot H20 ...Read more
Yes: The treatment is basically the same and partner treatment is just as important. ...Read more
Gonorrhea and chlamydia came back, I am now wondering if the antibiotic treatments have failed or if I have something else?
Reinfection: The most common reason an std returns is because someone re-infected you. Your same partner or a new partner. If you have gonorrhea and chlamydia, all of your partner(s) needs to complete antibiotics too. There are some cases of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, but those aren't widespread yet. Make sure that on your retreatment, both you and your partner(s) complete entire antibiotic therapy! ...Read more
This is my 7th day after taking azithromycin for chlamydia and I recieved head. Will I be at risk of gettin reinfected?
Yes and no: Although the Azithromycin will take care of the current chlamydia infection, you can get re-infected if you continue to have unprotected intercourse with a partner who is still infected. Your partner(s) should be evaluated and treated if necessary. Besides abstinence, condom use is the only form of contraception that prevents sexually transmitted diseases. Oral sex is lower risk sex, low is not no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If 1g of azithromycin clears up chlamydia up but not all the way what other treatments should II try? Or should I get more grams of azithromycin?
See the doctor: Make sure you took all of your Azithromycin as directed. If you did, and you're still having symptoms, you could have been reinfected with chlamydia or have another different infection. Your doctor can retest you to see if you still have chlamydia, or any new infections. If necessary, he or she will give you the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If tested positive for chlamydia and its found high in the blood what does it mean? Is the person suppose to get on a traetment right away?
You should.: This is likely an std or sexually transmitted disease, and if untreated, it can lead to urethritis, epididymitis, and lymphogranuloma venereum. It is treated with tetracycline or doxycycline. There are other forms like c. Psitticosis from birds and c. Pneumoniae from people that infects the lungs. See your doctor and get treated fast and tell your partner if is an std. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a woman have chlamydia for 8 years and not know? Even though she is going through IVF treatments
I have a sticky penis head and swollen penis & scrotum. I've been treated for chlamydia, thrush & NSU but still have these symptoms. ?
A Sticky Subject...: This "sticky penis," is it sticky on the outside?Or sticky stuff coming out of it?Have you been tested for diabetes? Do you follow meticulous personal hygiene? Do you exercise a lot? Sit in one position at work for hours? Any allergies?Gettin' it in the wrong places?? Seen a Urologist?A Dermatologist?Believe it or not, try exposure to sunlight for 20 minutes twice a day.Oh, I forgot, it's England ...Read more
7-10 days: The standard treatments clear the infection in 1-2 days, but symptoms take longer to clear up. Discharge or painful urination usuallly start improving within 2 days, can take 7-10 days to be gone entirely. If things aren't clearing up this soon, return to your doctor to be rechecked. Don't resume sex until at least 7 days have passed, all symptoms are gone, and your partner(s) have been treated. ...Read more
Is it possible to not have any symptoms of chlamydia until a full year after having sex? And then a year later and three different antibiotic treatments later test positive for chlamydia?
Burn at the tip of my penis what else can it be and is it serious? Had chlamydia three weeks ago been on three treatments did every test and came back negative what other possibilities are these
Any touch on penis head including clothes causes major tingling. Tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia negative. Rapid premature ejaculation. Thoughts?
May be okay...: You're probably okay besides oversensitivity of glans penis which is understandably related with premature ejaculation (pe). To improve pe, take on behavioral modification, apply thin topical anesthetic cream 20-30 minutes before coitus, or add using ssri timely. Detailing? See doc. ...Read more
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