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How to treat bacterial eye infections?

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  • giles


    The type of treatment for bacterial eye infections is dependent on the type of infection you have. Common treatment options for bacterial eye infections include using eye drops, applying ointments around the eye, or taking antibiotics (either orally or as eye drops). If you are experiencing swelling or drainage, your doctor may also recommend a compress to decrease or relieve these symptoms.
  • Tianna


    You need an antibiotic drop, which a general practitioner can give you. I would go see my family doctor or the local general practice clinic. In the meantime, don't reuse towels on your face as you might continue to reinfect yourself as your eye tries to heal and you could spread it to the other eye. Try not to sleep with your face on the pillow, sleep on your back, wash your hands frequently and dry them with paper towels.. or, if you use a regular hand towel, don't share it with anyone else.
  • elizabethandzoe


    Bacterial conjunctivitis is one of the most commonly encountered eye problems in medicine. Most cases are acute, self-limited, and not a major cause of morbidity. However, because of its high prevalance, it has a large societal impact in terms of missed days of school or work. Antibiotics can hasten the resolution of symptoms and microbial eradication and are therefore typically used to allow patients to return to their daily activities faster and to decrease the spread of disease.