How do you get over an eye infection?

Time. Depending on the etiology of the eye infection, it just may be time you need. Viral infections must run their course and this could last 2-4 weeks. Unfortunately there are no specific medications for viral eye infections. Bacterial eye infections should be evaluated by a health care provider for topical antibiotics.

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Can you get an eye infection from hot tubs?

Yes. Hot tubs require a lot of care. If they are not cleaned, and the water "shocked", bacteria and other organisms can grow. The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane, and can easily become infected. I caution all patients with recent eye surgery to avoid hot tubs. In addition contact lens wearers must remove their lenses prior to swimming or hot tub use. Read more...

How come every time I get sick I get an eye infection?

Check with your doc. Upper respiratory tract infections can lead to eye infections. If frequent infections, should have your blood chemistries and immune system checked out. Improve hygiene and also reduce stress or any factors weakening your immune system. Read more...
URI's involve eyes. When you say you get sick i will assume you are talking about an upper respiratory infection of some kind. Many times these involve the sinuses as well as the eyes due to there close proximity. Some viruses also infect both the eyes and the throat. Read more...

How could I get an eye infection 2 weeks after being in contact with someone with an eye infection?

Coincidence? It may be that you simply contracted your own eye infection with a different virus, independent of your interaction with the person 2 weeks ago. But also sometimes different viruses have long "incubation periods" and it may take some time for the virus to cause you symptoms after you acquire it. Read more...

Eye infection. How easy can u get from partner? Have to be close contact or can get without close contact

Contact. Most likely would have to be due to direct contact or direct contact with something partner was in direct contact with. Both of you wash hands frequently! Read more...

How come eye infection caused my eye to go smaller and how can I get it back to normal cos its been small for over a week and my eye is still abit red?

It's not. It's not really smaller. It's just that your eyelid is closed more because of the irritation causing it to look smaller. As the infection clears, it should return to normal. See your eye doctor if it isn't getting better. Read more...