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Viral Eye Infection Contagious
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
I have a viral eye infection that after four days has not responded to chloramphenicol drops. What should I do now?
I had viral eye infection with lymphadenitis since 2 weeks. infection is better but still there, my vision is blur. How do i improve it?
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'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
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
Can a new genital herpes infection of the genitals also cause a viral eye infection similar to pinkeye (discharge/itchiness in morning?Or not related?
Potential?: Do you actually have an eye infection? If so, and there is no history of trauma or surgery, then you likely have a viral infection (pink eye) which is contagious. Viral infections, except H. simplex (herpes), have no specific known antiviral medication, so what you should do is wait it out and wash your hands before doing anything else after manipulating your eye. ...Read more
I've got an eye infection in both eyes. Am using tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) but am i contagious?
Good treatment: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) can be helpful although most bilateral eye infections are viral and that would not be affected by tobramicin. You are contagious as long as the eye is red or getting redder. When the redness starts to fade, then you are no longer shedding virus and infectivity then ends. ...Read more
I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?
Possibly yes.: It is possible that it could have been contagious, but since it is resolved this should not be am issue unless it returns. ...Read more
MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup
OK if eye is clear.: It is a good idea to use all new make up products that are close to your eye, as they may have been the source of infection, or were contaminated when you developed an infection. For bacterial illness, 36-48 hours on Meds is a good guideline for reduction in contagion. ...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
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