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Doctor insights on: Viral Eye Infection Contagious

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Dr. James Krick
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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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I have a viral eye infection.How long am I contagious?

I have a viral eye infection.How long am I contagious?

About 10 days: Most of the eye viruses have a contagious period of 10 days. ...Read more

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I have a viral eye infection that after four days has not responded to chloramphenicol drops. What should I do now?

I have a viral eye infection that after four days has not responded to chloramphenicol drops. What should I do now?

There is no doubt...: That viral conjunctivitis will not respond to Chloramphenicol eye drops. Using artificial tears and cool compresses should ease the discomfort until it resolves. ...Read more

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I had viral eye infection since ladt 09 days. I am using antoboitic drops and oral as well. No improvement. Eyes r bloody red & swlen. Any permt risk?

I had viral eye infection since ladt 09 days. I am using antoboitic drops and oral as well. No improvement. Eyes r bloody red & swlen. Any permt risk?

Viral infection: Antibiotics are not effective in viral infections.The infections are also very contagious.Your ophthalmologist after determining the extent and exact diagnosis can give you some medication to relieve the local symptoms,while your body rids the virus. ...Read more

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What is a relief for a viral eye infection?

What is a relief for a viral eye infection?

Time: Time. It must run its course. Artificial tears and steroid drops can make it more comfortable, but not make it resolve any faster. It must run its course. Unless it is herpetic, then you need close follow up and treatment with ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How much time does viral eye infection take?

How much time does viral eye infection take?

Viral conjunctivitis: The typical course of viral conjunctivitis is 5-7 days. However, after the infection is gone, you may continue to have subsequent dry eye symptoms for weeks to months. ...Read more

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I'm taking prescribed lotemax (loteprednol) for a viral eye infection. I'm noticing that my reddish, acne prone complexion looks GREAT! Is there a connection?

I'm taking prescribed lotemax (loteprednol) for a viral eye infection. I'm noticing that my reddish, acne prone complexion looks GREAT! Is there a connection?

Not related: Lot eMac is an anti-inflammatory eye drop containing a corticosteroid. Acne gets better when you you use any anti-inflammatory medication. However, I doubt if an eye drop would work on acne. Maybe, as you are getting better from a viral infection, your skin complexion is also gradually improving. I am happy that your skin is looking better. ...Read more

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6y child has viral eye infection which cause injurey in his cornea, what is the period of treatment and does it cause any impariement in his vision?

6y child has viral eye infection which cause injurey in his cornea, what is the period of treatment and does it cause any impariement in his vision?

Keratitis: Depends. Viral eye infections can be benign and self limiting to very severe requiring intensive treatment. If your child's cornea is involved, then depending on the type of virus, the treatment may take several weeks to months to resolve. In this infectious process there is a certain amount of inflammation that is likely being treated to help decrease corneal scarring. Scarring can affect vision. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more