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Sea Salt Eye Wash For Conjunctivitis
Would not: Remember the old adage of rubbing salt in a wound? Use only saline if you use a salt containing product but clear clean water is the best. Mild cleansing with mild soap and water will help keep the bacterial load down. See your doctor for complete care. Best wishes.
My 3 1/2 years old son woke up with puffy/swollen eyes but no pain. He took sea salt & baking soda bath the night before. Could it b the cause?
Puffy eye lid: His puffy eyes could be due irritation from the salt & baking soda, why did use it? But edema of the eyes could be due to allergies also & lf associated with swelling of hands, feet or scrotum it is a more urgent problem. In either case he has to be checked by his doctor or in ER. Good luck
Swam in Gulf of Mexico and hotel poolyesterday. Today my eyes feel irritated and stuffy. Like the start of pink eye. This from salt/ chlorine or germ?
Can be either: The eye irritation may be the start of a "pink eye"--but also could just be irritation from pool chemicals. Would suggest using saline eye drops for the next day. If you start having any drainage from the eyes, then this is prob an infection and will require antibiotic eye drops. IF the irritation goes away with the saline drops, then it was just from the pool chemicals. If question, medical apSee 2 more doctor answers
When I first got conjuctavitis I tried warm salt water that did not help after a few days I was given ciplox this was not helping much also I was not cleaning my eyes properly I later found out then my dr prescribed oral antibiotics and naphcon a my bisio
Are sulfacetamide sodium and prednisolone sodium phosphate ophthalmic solution eye drops good for treating bacterial pink eye in adults?
Eye drops: sulfacetamide is useful but topical antibiotics are more effective. Prednisilone drops are not initially used and could be counter productive.
E.coli: The most common would be e.Coli.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Most cases of conjunctivitis are self-limited (meaning they end whether or not they are treated). Keeping your eyes closed may make them feel better, but this will not help your infection get better.
No: In fact, using the eye may help a little. Normal blinking and tearing can help remove excess germs from the surface of the eye. So by keeping the eye open, you may actually be reducing the number of days that the infection lasts. At the very least, it will not worsen the condition, so do not bother keeping your eyes closed.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As an interesting fact, most of the conjunctivitis I see is virally caused. Often an affected individual has been treated at Urgent care facility after hrs, & is prescribed an antibiotic, usually an aminoglycoside (gentamicin, or tobramycin). When they see me, it's on the basis of worsening eye condition. Often (not always) 1 of these 2 antibiotics causes significant ocular Irritation.See 1 more doctor answer
A quick visit: To your doctor should sort that out for you. If a viral conjunctivitis (most common) symptoms resolve spontaneously in a few days. Your doctor should just take a look to establish diagnosis.
Sometimes: Conjunctivitis can be bacterial, in which case it's contagious and needs to be treated with antibiotics. It can be viral, and then it's sometimes treated with medicines for inflammation. Viral conjunctivitis is contagious too. It can be allergic and treated with antihistamines, but allergic conjunctivitis is not contagious.
Unlikely: The eyes are pretty terrific at fighting off potential invaders. Most conjunctivitis is due to viruses. Bacterial usually requires underlying breaks in the defense such as trauma, recent surgery and immunologic deficiency. Rubbing by itself will not cause bacterial infection. If your hands are somehow infected and there is a break in the defense it is possible. Avoid rubbing and wash hands.