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eye infections?

over the past 3 months or so, everyone has had some type of eye infection. I had shingles in my eye for over 2 months. My 14 yr old had pink eye for just a couple of days ( i got rid of it using antiviral drops). My husband got an eye infection a few days ago that left his eye swollen underneath. I washed his eye out and did the same for him as with my daughter and it is going away. Are these eye infections a symptom of some illness? I had a fever about a week ago for a couple of days. I haven't gotten a fever in years. My 5 yr old has had a low grade fever as well on and off for a couple of days.

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www.doctorsfungus.org/mycoses/human/other/eyeinfections.htm  (+ info)

Eye infections?

Hey I need help I thank I have an eye infection
when I wake up my eyes are crusted shut
hey are red and look week

You should really see a doctor,
However in the morning try cleaning with cooled boiled salted water or cooled boiled water with a few drops of bicarbonate soda..... That will clean your eye's and cool them but wont treat the cause if it is an infection....  (+ info)

Eye Infections?

I wear contacts and I have for a few years but 2 years ago I started to get pinkeye and like a viral infection and i got them a lot, probably 4 or 5 times. It usually only happens in the fall and once or twice in the spring. I was just wondering if this is normal. My doctor said it wasn't from like catching it from someone it just kind of came on. Were my contacts causing it? And is there anything I can do so it wont happen this year b/c when it does I can only where one contact which drives me crazy or none and then i can't see or legally drive. Thanks for your help.

By all means seek professional help.

you can research some eye diseases and disorders at this site.


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Germs can penetrate the eyes, but bacterial infections in the eye are relatively rare. Why is this?

Germs can penetrate the eyes, but bacterial infections in the eye are relatively rare. Why is this?

Blinking crushes bacteria that try to enter the eye.
Eyelashes act as shields preventing germs from entering the eye.
Tears, which constantly wash over the eye, contain an anti-bacterial enzyme.
The number of bacteria that can actually infect the eye is quite small.

Blinking does not crush bacteria. Bacteria are too small and can slip into the eye even when it's closed.
Eyelashes might shield larger debris from entering the eye but not bacteria. Again... they're too small, and eye infections are usually spread by the fingers anyway.
Tears are probably the best bet to why eye infections are rare. I'm not sure about the anti-bacterial enzyme although I don't doubt this concept, but salinity and the fact that they're constantly flushing and draining the eye's surface probably has something to do with it also.
I'm sure there are a plethora of bacteria that can infect the eye. Our bodies are just built to defend themselves against them since we evolved with these bacteria.  (+ info)

What can I do to prevent getting eye infections?

It seems as if I get eye infections (either some conjucti or a sti every two weeks. I wear contacts and I clean them throughly. I wear eye makeup, but sometimes I forget to take it off before I go to bed. Other than that, I clean off my makeup in the morning. I haven't shared eye makeup with anyone. So what's going on? Because I wear contacts, wearing them at times makes it really uncomfortable.

It can be your contact lenses. I've been through the same problems and the eye doctor said it was my contacts why don't you change brands that worked for me  (+ info)

How long do viral eye infections take to go away?

I've been seeing an opthamologist for almost a month. He told me I have a viral infection in the eye. He also said there is no medicine to cure this type of an infection. My vision is blurry in the eye. Is it possible for an eye infection to take this long to go away?

It definatily can...it can take a few days to a few months-maybe even a year. My boss has an viral eye infection that is lasting over five months now. It is a rare virus, but it took over her vision and now she cannot see out of one eye and flies from Hawaii to San Francisco to get treated every other week! Yikes  (+ info)

Any herbal remedies for eye infections would be greatly appreciated?

my mom has an eye infection, but the eye drops that she is taking from the doctor is making her feel ill. Any herbal remedies?

take green tea bags and bil them for a few minutes then take the waem bags and place o the affected area.. repeat every 2 hours until infection clears  (+ info)

How do you treat eye infections in dogs?

Recently, my dogs left eye has been watery and has a green discharge coming out of it. It is also pink and looks very swollen. How could this have occurred and what can I do about it? He's not nice around people he doesn't know because he's not used to that. What could I do at home or do I NEED to take him to the vet? Thanks.

You need to take your dog to the vet.  (+ info)

What do eye infections look like on rabbits?

My rabbit has some crust around his eye and it s red. His hair around his left eye has been basically glued down from hard crust. Should I take him in?

yep, sounds painful for the bunny. poor thing, you can't treat this w home remedies. not normal,  (+ info)

What are some of the eye's natural defenses that help to prevent infections?

If anybody knows of dpecifics it would be helpful. I already know crying produces a lacrimal solution which fights infections, bt is there anything else?

Your eyelids help block things from getting into the eye, and you have a reflex to close your eye if things come near them. Also, your eyelashes can collect little things before they get to your eye.  (+ info)

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