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Is there any natural supplement/medicine that helps heal conjunctivitis?

My mother is having some problem with chronical conjunctivitis(my father just recently passed away and Mom has been crying a lot) and what the doctors gave her haven't seem to work.

I'm so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your mother... I'm allergic to antibiotics, so I can't use any antibiotic for the eye infections that I'm prone to. The best they have been able to give me is just the Rx that takes the red out. But that doesn't get rid of the infection. So what I tried one time, and it worked miracles, was Colloidal Silver. I use in on everything! It was amazing for cuts that I get, since I don't heal very well. I had an ear infection, and it worked great for that. Also for burning, itching rashes. So that is where I got the idea to put a few drops in my eyes when I had conjuctivitis. It did burn for a few seconds, but then it was gone just that fast. l was totally amazed that in a few hours the infection, the itching, the burning from the infection, was gone. It comes in a dark blue bottle with an eye dropper. It's an amazing product. I've included an article that you might find interesting. This sure worked wonders for me, so I hope this helps your Mom too.  (+ info)

How can bacterial conjunctivitis be spread other than through sexual contact?

But how can anybody else catch it? Can be transmitted through air droplets, or by door handles, toilet bowls, pets, and then rubbed into your eyes? Or from supermarket fruit, carrier in an food outlet? (Are there are any special health rules?)

Bacterial conjunctivitis is an infection caused by bacteria such as staphylococci, streptococci or haemophilus. These organisms may come from the patient's own skin or upper respiratory tract or they may be caught from another person with conjunctivitis.

You as a medical detective. Doctors just treat the illness. Pillow spread. By young children? Midges? What is the incubation period?

Conjunctivitis is extremely contagious apparently according to doc . I was told to not share towels or any washing equipment and to always wash my hands after touching my eyes. Noone else in my family caught it when i did these things.  (+ info)

Does bacterial conjunctivitis go away on its own?

I'm pretty sure I have bacterial conjunctivitis, and I was wondering if it will clear up on it's own, because I REALLY do not want to go to the doctor. I've been in and out with sinus problems.. So what can I do to clear it up without going to the doctor?

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Wat is the fastest way to clear Conjunctivitis?

I have had Conjunctivitis for the last 2 days and its getting worse is there a way of soothing the pain or clearing it all together? i have tyred putting a wet towel over my eye.

Frequent cleansing is usually all that is needed. Using cooled, previously boiled water, wipe the eyes using a cotton wool ball from the nasal side outwards. Discard each ball after one wipe in that one direction only. Repeat every few hours.  (+ info)

what are some ways to treat Viral Conjunctivitis?

i've had a bad cold for 4 days now and i figured out that i have all the symptoms for viral conjunctivitis. i feel miserable and would like to know how to help my eye out. thank you for all your answers.

You ain't a doctor honey. If you have discharge coming out of your eyes, it isn't a normal side effect of a cold and you need to check it out.

In the meantime, bathing the eye with saline every 4 hours or so might help the irritation. Don't rub it, every time you do you recontaminate the area with whatever is on your hands.

You could have any number of things ranging from an allergy to something that could do permanent damage.
You only get one set of eyes in a lifetime, and playing doctor with them is potentially dangerous. So look after them and see a doctor, or at the very least visit your local pharmacist. But don't self medicate. It can be dangerous.  (+ info)

Is viral conjunctivitis more contagious if the eyes are already healing?

is viral conjunctivitis more contagious if the eyes are already healing?

It's sometime hard to differentiate between viral and bacterial conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis usually has a watery discharge but bacterial infections can have the same presentation. Often, a viral conjunctivitis will have a secondary bacterial infection.

Doing viral studies and bacterial cultures is too expensive to do routinely. Therefore, most of the time conjunctivitis is treated with a broad spectrum antibiotic even when thought to be viral.

Infections are contagious in the early stages, sometimes even before symptoms are noted. With treatment and resolution of the infection the risk of spreading the disease decreases. The number of infecting particle decreases. In many infections the "prodromal" period, the earliest symptoms indicating the onset of a disease, is the most contagious time.

So, to your question, no. The infection is not more contagious if the eyes are healing.  (+ info)

How long until my conjunctivitis is cleared up enough for me to look normal?

I read online that it lasts for a week, but I wanted to know (if any of you have had it) when you really started going out without worrying about the redness and swollen look.

I just got the antibiotics yesterday for my right eye and I woke up today with the start of it in my left. Today is the first day of my week long Spring Break. I'm hoping that this isn't going to ruin my only time off... So when did you start looking like your normal self?

It took my three days til I could see again. About 5 til my eye stopped being puffy and totally gross  (+ info)

Does the bacterial conjunctivitis reproduce asexually or sexually?

I have to do a project over pink eye and they ask me if the bacteria of bacterial conjunctivitis reproduces sexually or asexually, I've been looking all over the internet and it doesn't say anything about the bacteria reproduction in pink eye

The bacterias that causes pink eye are all asexual:

staphylococci pneumococci and streptococci.

staphylococci is asexual (Regeneration is a specialized form of asexual reproduction; by regeneration some organisms (e.g., the starfish and the salamander) can replace an injured or lost part, and many plants are capable of total regeneration)

pneumococci reproduce by asexual division.

streptococci - reproduces by asexual reproduction along a central axis creating either pairs of bacterium or long chains depending on culture media.

How did I come to this conclusion - I searched the internet to find out what bacteria causes pink eye - the three examples above - then I searched each bacteria individually to find out if they were sexual or asexual.  (+ info)

My brother has conjunctivitis. How do I keep myself from getting it?

My brother has conjunctivitis. How do I keep myself from getting it?

Hand washing is the best defense as well as not touching your eyes...make sure not to dry your face with a towel he may have used...make sure the wash cloth he uses on his face is bleached when laundered as well as his bedding...if he uses the drops properly he won't be contageous for long.  (+ info)

Is it normal for one eye to recover slower than the other from pink eye/conjunctivitis?

i have recently had conjunctivitis in both eyes, and so far only one eye has healed.

but my other eye is still pink and a little puffy and my vision is blurred in that eye.

is it normal for one ye to recover slower than the other?

Thats totally normal. Dont worry. Every organ of our body has its own healing capacity and it also depends on the ammount of infection that affected the organ. Just relax and all will be fine.  (+ info)

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