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I had an eye infection few days ago, if i wear my contacts, can they get infected?

I had an eye infection few days ago, if i wear my contacts, can they get infected?

Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye doctor diagnose you first since there are many conditions that can appear with similar symptoms as an infection, but turn out to be a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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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What to do if i had an eye infection few days ago, should I wear my contacts, can they get infected?

What to do if i had an eye infection few days ago, should I wear my contacts, can they get infected?

Yes: Please see an eye doctor before restarting contact lens wear. You can cause damage to your eye wearing contact lenses with an infection. Yes the contacts can become a source of infection! good luck... ...Read more

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How can I tell if my contact lenses are causing an eye infection?

How can I tell if my contact lenses are causing an eye infection?

Pain and redness: Bacterial keratitis is a vison threatening infection. In the usa, contact lenses use is the number one risk factor. Loss of vision, permanently can occur in as few as 24 hours. Do not wait for the problem to get better, see your dr. In the last 5 years, some contact lens solutions made keratitis easy. They have been removed by fda http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1194028-overview. ...Read more

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Should it be okay to wear contacts after an eye infection?

Should it be okay to wear contacts after an eye infection?

Depends: Only after your eye doctor says its ok.. You can cause serious damage to your cornea wearing contacts with an eye infection. Good luck... ...Read more

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How long after a eye infection ends can I wear eye makeup and contacts?

When improved: When the redness is almost gone, the eye is comfortable and there is no discharge, you can then reapply makeup and start wearing contacts. The time is variable for this to happen but the time to add contacts and makeup is easily determined when the signs and symptoms improve. ...Read more

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When can I wear eye makeup and contacts after an eye infection?

Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye doctor diagnose you first since there are many conditions that can appear with similar symptoms as an infection, but turn out to be a more serious condition. ...Read more

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How clear an eye infection from contacts naturally?

How clear an eye infection from contacts naturally?

Not recommended: Eye infections from contact use can be very dangerous. Please see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

Pain, redness: The usual infection from contacts is due to overwear, and poor wearing habits. If your eyes start to hurt, get very red, have discharge and the vision changes, this is a strong possibility. Remove your lenses, see your ophthalmologist and adopt better wearing habits. ...Read more

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If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

No: It is best to defer using all eye makeup until the infection resolves and your eye doctor says it's ok. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye infection due to my contacts what kind of eye drops should I buy?

What to do if I have eye infection due to my contacts what kind of eye drops should I buy?

See ophthalmologist: Eye infections from contacts are usually ulcerations that can be very serious. You should not self-treat this but should immediately see an ophthalmologist. There are no over the counter eyedrops for this condition. Take out the lens and get help immediately. ...Read more