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There is a very, very small chance you would "catch" this infection from what happened since your immune system is in good shape and you had no open wounds on your eye.
So you cant catch staph in your eye unless you have an open wound if the puss got into my eye and her wound is staph?
I really think you have nothing to worry about and you will be fine.
Well, you could, but the chances are very small
I was just trying to help her...and that wound shot out yellow THICK puss and went straight into my eye 3 feet away from her
The pus has more cells in it used to fight the infection then it has active bacteria, so really there is nothing to worry about.
Sometimes being a good friend has risks =)
I freaked out...I dont want to lose my vision...Ive never had staph...and I hardly get sick. She has had staph 4 times in the past 2 years
So do you think it would be better to go and see my eye doctor tomorrow?
you will not loose your vision, you have almost no chance of catching a staph infection from this and I bet you will be fine.
because it has become a little red in that area and a little itchy
That would be the safest way to make sure everything is OK but I bet you will be oK.
so there is no home remedy to take to be on the safe side?
Ya, half a bottle of visine will make any eye red and irritated
You already did the perfect thing: Washed it out, cleaned the surrounding area with soap and water, etc.
I also after took a steaming hot rag and applied it the area in went in but with my eyes closed for 3 or 4 minutes
At one point I had some vigamox...and I was gonna use it...but couldnt find it
sounds good. It is now time to relax and realize that you are going to be ok. You have a better chance of wining the lottery then catching a staph infection from what has happened.
oh...one other question...is staph of the eye actually called a sty or stye?
vigamox would work, but I don't think you need it.
staph bacteria can cause a stye to form, that is true.
so there are other types of staph infections of the eyes? what do they usually do to treat these types of infections?
Styes are usually treated with hot compresses and baby shampoo lid scrubs, irrespective of the causative bug. If that doesn't work after a few weeks the stye can be incised and drained.
Antibiotics are not indicted in this condition as a general rule.
so vigamox and eye drops are not indicated?
with this tye of staph I am discussing?
Not really needed. You have already killed off any bacteria with the soap, flushing and the overdose of visine.....
so I did the right precautions then
You are correct. You don't even have an infection (and I don't think you are gonna catch one at this point) so no drugs are needed.
Yes. You did the right thing. =)
so what should I look for if an infection does occur from this mishap?
And talking to your friendly just answer eye doc was a great idea too ;)
Redness, swelling, tearing.....you'll know it it starts to have problems.
Do you fell better now?
sorta...just a little freaked out...staph is nothing to play with
and my vision is up most important to me :(
True, but it is generally a pretty easy bug to kill if needed
I can understand that.......
I am a germ freak and I cant believe I even got close to it or let her stay here...but I did
That is what friends do.........
Being a good friend will serve you well in life.
I have a close friend in opthomology...I wonder if it would be even on the safer side to get a bottle of vigamox
And I'm glad the stupid dog woke me up in the middle of the night so I could help you :o)
my stupid dog just barked too lol
If it made you feel better, sure. But as I said -- and as I'm sure your friend will tell you -- you really don't need it.
Isn't pet ownership fun?
my friend told me to get whatever i needed done cause she would feel aweful if i caught the slightest infection
and if an infection was setting in....wouldnt the vigamox put a complete halt to it?
See. She is a good friend and knows you are a germ freak (your words, not mine lol) and appreciates the kindness you are showing her in a time of need.
Yes, Vigamox is great stuff.
I can get that at NO CHARGE :) lol
Ya, the drug reps hand that stuff out like candy.
they are good family friends
Ophthalmologists, in general, are wonderful people. Just ask me.....I'll tell you ;)
I might just run and get some tomorrow....I appreciate your help very much
My pleasure. Take home message? Don't worry. I think you are gonna live.
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Now it is time to relax and get some sleep....after you push that Pretty Green Button, of couse lol!