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Can I substitute cipro (ciprofloxacin) for keflex to treat an eye infection related to a stye?

Can I substitute cipro (ciprofloxacin) for keflex to treat an eye infection related to a stye?

Speak to your doctor: Keflex is an older antibiotic but is extremely effective (and liekly moreso than cipro) against the bacteria that tend to be involved in eyelid infections. It is advisable to stick with the medication that your doctor prescribes, rather than trying to save money by using a medication that you have left over from a previous infection. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Eye sty 12hrs+ swollen upper lid & half closed. No visible discharge. Concern w/infection since my total hip repl 9 mo ago. Urgent care?

Eye sty 12hrs+ swollen upper lid & half closed. No visible discharge. Concern w/infection since my total hip repl 9 mo ago. Urgent care?

1st heat/compresses: I would recommend treating the sty with 10' of moderately warm compresses 3-4 times daily and massage the area with a wet washcloth with a mild no tears shampoo. This should help to decompress the blocked oil gland. If however your eyelid swelling persists and/or worsens, see eyemd who can evaluate for other treatment modalities. If fever, vision decrease, or double vision, seek medical care asap. ...Read more

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What is an eye infection?

What is an eye infection?

Infection: An infection of the conjunctiva--conjunctivitis can be viral or bacterial. Other parts of the eye, or all the parts can become infected. Cornea- Keratitis; Retina-keratitis; vitreous-vitritis ...Read more

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I think I have an eye infection?

I think I have an eye infection?

Associated symptoms?: There are various associated problems that can help determine the cause of your condition. For instance, do you have any of the following? - red eyes - tearing - discharge - pain - eye injury - contact lens use ...Read more

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What are signs of an eye infection?

What are signs of an eye infection?

Pain in the eye: A feeling that something is in the eye increased sensitivity to light. Yellow, green, bloody, or watery discharge from the eye. Increasing redness of the eye or eyelids. A gray or white sore on the colored part of the eye . Fever with no other cause. Blurred or decreased vision. ...Read more

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How to treat a Dry eye infection?

How to treat a Dry eye infection?

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 eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How do you get over an eye infection?

How do you get over an eye infection?

Time: Depending on the etiology of the eye infection, it just may be time you need. Viral infections must run their course and this could last 2-4 weeks. Unfortunately there are no specific medications for viral eye infections. Bacterial eye infections should be evaluated by a health care provider for topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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Toddler eye infection, is it contagious?

Toddler eye infection, is it contagious?

Usually it is: Pink eye in toddlers most often is caused by adenoviruses and occasionally by bacteria. Both are contagious but with touch only. It is not air born. Toddler must have eyes examined. ...Read more

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How to treat an eye infection on my own?

How to treat an eye infection on my own?

Many viral: Many cases of a mildly irritated, red eye are caused by viruses and warm compresses, artificial tears and time will heal. If you wear contacts or pain is increasing, drainage increasing or other symptoms you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more