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Doctor insights on: Viral Eye Infection Contagious

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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

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What should I do about potential eye infection? Is it contagious?

What should I do about potential eye infection? Is it contagious?

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

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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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Is any eye infection contagious? Especially for an infant?

Is any eye infection contagious? Especially for an infant?

Yes: conjunctivitis either bacterial or viral is contagious. You must be extremely careful with good handwashing techniques and antibacterial gels (purell). Pink eye is one of the few things that can infect the entire family, household contacts. ...Read more

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How long is an eye infection contagious after starting antibiotic drops?

How long is an eye infection contagious after starting antibiotic drops?

Depends: If the infection is caused by bacteria, you might see improvement and decreased contagion in a day. If the eye infection is viral, the antibiotic drops won't change the status of contagion at all. ...Read more

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I've got an eye infection in both eyes. Am using tobradex, (tobramycin and dexamethasone) but am i contagious?

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

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I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

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

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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

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

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Is it possible to pass my eye infection onto my boyfriend?

Is it possible to pass my eye infection onto my boyfriend?

Yes: Particularly viral infections are very contagious (classic pink eye with the adeno virus for ekc), thus keye components: good hygiene, change towels, bedding, etc. ...Read more

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Can a really bad eye infection permanently damage your eye?

Can a really bad eye infection permanently damage your eye?

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

Contagious (Definition)

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