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Why Is This Eye Infection Not Responding To Antibiotics
May be viral or...: Viral eye infections are like the common cold...They don't respond to antibiotics and just need to run their course. Or, maybe it is not an infection, but rather an inflammatory problem. If not responding to drops within 7-10 days, see an eye doctor for further examination to figure out what the real problem is. ...Read more
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'm taking drops for my eye infection. It's an antibiotic. My eye is kind of red - is that one of the side effects?
The other way around: The eye gets red from infection and the drops are used to fight the ingection - the success will be noted by lessening of the redness. If the redness persists or is worsening, then either the drops are not effective and you need a new one, or you may have an unlikely allergy. Check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
My one month old daughter has an eye infection, I have been applying eye ointment antibiotic for a month now and her eye hasn't healed?
Here are some...: Hi! Stephen699, The one-month-old infant with "eye infection" despite being treated with topical antibiotic ointment as reported should be urgently followed and re-evaluated for possible misdiagnosis or ineffectiveness of treatment. To get her related health issues cared correctly can be done by following instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
I developed an eye infection on sat am. Oozed cream puss and so sore. Used OTC eye drops and cream. Oozing letting up. Now 3 days on eyelids are hooded/puffy. Do I need an antibiotic? Or just carry on with Broline and sulphacetamide?
Possible: It is possible as the secretions from eye drain into the nose through a duct called nano lacrimal duct. Always check with your doctor for any specific issues. ...Read more
My 6month baby had eye infection so doctor did blood test nd told CRP as 6.4 is that normal doctor suggested antibiotic injection for that!
Ocular infection: Do not know what the doctor actually diagnosed or was treating, but there are few "eye infections" in a 6 mos old that would need a single antibiotic injection. Hopefully this doctor is pediatrician. If not, go and have your baby seen be a pediatrician. The CRP is a very non-specific indicator of inflammation and is not generally an indicator, by itself, of a need for antibiotics. ...Read more
Can a antibiotic clear up a eye infection as a last resort to everything else the dr tried? Like 500 mg of erythromycin?
Eye infection in a 7 years old? Are the antibiotic (non steroid) drops better or the tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone)?
What type of workout: Most eye infections are limited to the outside of the eye and in almost all cases, as long as you are being treated you can exercise. More importantly than whether you can exercise is the type and location of exercise. It is not a good idea to swim or share gym equipment if you have an infection, since you can transfer it to others. You should ask your eye doctor about your specific infection. ...Read more
Ophthalmology exam: You should see your ophthalmologist ASAPGet a more detailed answer ›
Take to an eye doc: Take him/her immediately to be seen by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Yes: Wait 5-10 minutes between drops though.Get a more detailed answer ›
Most eye infections are on the surface causing redness, swelling, irritation, discharge and some degree of visual blur.
If the infection is internal, the pain can be very intense, the vision markedly diminished and substantial lowering of the vision. An ophthalmologist should be consulted if you have any of these issues. ...Read more
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
Here's what it's not: An eye infection. It is something else, and likely dry eye. ...Read more
Could be herpes: Herpes can cause ocular, or eye symptoms. As herpes outbreaks can occur during times of illness, it is possible that you are having recurrent ocular herpes outbreaks. You definitely need to be seen by your doctor during one of these episodes to obtain a proper diagnosis. Untreated ocular herpes can lead to worse illnesses in the eye such as keratoconjunctivis. There are medications available! ...Read more
Conjunctivitis trans: Eye infections such as bacterial conjunctivitis are very contagious. Spread of the infection can be minimized by encouraging the infected person to frequently wash their hands, avoid touching the eyes, and taking their medications as directed. Towel and bed linens sharing should be avoided, and household contacts should also practice good handwashing practices. ...Read more
What to do if I had a eye infection my course is finished but I have a white bump what should I do?
Warm moist compress: Use a warm moist washrag to the area 3-4 times daily and that should be the area to open and drain. ...Read more
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