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I have an eye infection & its very contiguous. I have eye drops that I need to use every three hours for a week & I have school, should I stay home?

Stay Home. Conjunctivitis is very contagious and until the discharge has cleared you need to stay home from school. Bathe the eye frequently and continue the antibiotic drops as prescribed. Follow up with your doctor. Read more...

I used polysporin eye drops and my eyes seem to hurt and get redder, do I even have an eye infection? My symptoms today were some white discharge

Could be allergic. You could have an allergy to either the antibiotic polysporin or the preservative. I would suggest stopping the medicine, using a drop of artificial tear (Systane Balance, HypoTears, Tears Naturale or generic) 4 times a day for 3 days and if no better see an eye care specialist. Read more...

My mom has an eye infection, but the doctor prescribed eye drops are making her feel ill. Any herbal remedies?

See eye doc. Without knowing the specifics of the eye condition, i cannot recommend any intervention; however, if your mother is feeling ill as a result of prescribed eye drops, she should see the prescribing doctor as soon as possible. Read more...

Is it possible to clear up an eye infection in a week?

Yes. The average range can be a few days to a few weeks, depending on the type, severity, involvement of ocular structures, etc. Read more...
Depends. For some infections, a few days of antibiotics will clear the infection. Other infections may last longer. See your local ophthalmologist for assistance and care. Read more...