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Why is this eye infection not responding to antibiotics?

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

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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'm taking drops for my eye infection. It's an antibiotic. My eye is kind of red - is that one of the side effects?

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

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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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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?

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

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Can an eye infection cause post nasal drip? Will antibiotic eye drops help the drip?

Can an eye infection cause post nasal drip? Will antibiotic eye drops help the drip?

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

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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!

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

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Can a antibiotic clear up a eye infection as a last resort to everything else the dr tried? Like 500 mg of erythromycin ?

Can a antibiotic clear up a eye infection as a last resort to everything else the dr tried? Like 500 mg of erythromycin ?

Viral?: Most cases of conjunctivitis are caused by viruses, and there's nothing you can do to clear them up other than wait from them to resolve on their own. If you've already tried antibiotic drops or ointments, that may be the reason. ...Read more

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My baby got eye infection so they did blood test and came to know that crp(6.4) septicemia and given ceftriaxone injection and antibiotic eye drop....

In good hands: Sounds like the eye infection was a clue to a more serious systemic infection. Your child seems to be in 'good hands' as they have recognized the problem and are giving an effective antibiotic for the septicemia. Hopefully all will turn out well. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more