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i have an eye infection, what can i do

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i have an eye infection, what can i do
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Hello there

what gives you the impression you have an infection? is it one eye or both? is there pain? discharge? if so what color? how long has this been going on? do you wear contacts?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no contacts, my right eye is very red and tearing i saw a dr, today he said i had an eye infection
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Did he prescribe any eye drop?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes tobramycin ophthalmic and erythromycin they don't seam to be working
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Hello there

thanks for the information. The symptoms of redness, pain, tearing point towards an infection. The antibiotics will take a few days to give you relief, this is normal. A few important things to remember. You have a pink eye. It is in technical terms, a conjunctivitis. It is contagious. You can get it in the fellow eye. You need to wash your hands after you put the medicine in. You can apply cool compresses for comfort. You can also take motrin or tylenol over the counter for pain relief. Of course use the antibiotics as prescribed, typically they are used 4 times a day. I wish you well, Dr. Stevens

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