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Eye infection, using offloxacin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   Hi Doctor,
User :   Hello sir,
User :   My father is suffering from some eye infections
User :   possibly as per local name(madras eye)
User :   today morning he complained that his right eye got infected
User :   by evening his left eye also got infected
User :   he is currently taking offloxacin eye drops
Doctor :   ok
User :   we would like to know if this is a suitable eye drops
User :   and is there any other preventive drops so that this eye infection does not get to others
Doctor :   Oflaxacin is a good drug

Doctor :   it can be taken to for the current infection
User :   is there any other preventive drops for others
Doctor :   there is no need for any preventive drops

Doctor :   just ask the patient to keep his hands calen
User :   oh ok
User :   in how many days does this infection get cured
Doctor :   it may take 4-5 days

User :   he is also taking ciplox eye ointment at night time
User :   is that also fine
Doctor :   both the drops and ointment is fine
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   may i know, has these medicines got by prescription ?
User :   yes, but we wanted to know its effectiveness, as he has not seen any improvement after using them
Doctor :   it takes a few days for the effect to be seen

Doctor :   can u tekll me since when have u had these issues
User :   yesterday morning he complained about eye irritation, and we consulted a doctor and he started using them yesterday itself
User :   but his irritation has increased and the infection also spread to the other eye
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   thats probably the due course of the infection
User :   We also have a small kid (3 years) in our house, so we wanted to know what all precautions needs to be taken so that the kid is not infected
Doctor :   but i am of the opinion that the infection will settle down in the next few days with use of antibiotics that u on
Doctor :   keep the kid away from the patient , use soaps and maintain hygiene
User :   ok
Doctor :   isolation of the patient - is the most important thing to prevent others getting the infection
User :   does this infection spread via air
Doctor :   no only by contact
User :   oh fine
User :   thanks for all your clarifications
Doctor :   u r welcome

Doctor :   Do u have any other query
User :   no thanks
User :   thanks for the time
Doctor :   u r welcome

Doctor :   please leave ur feedback as u log out
User :   sure
Doctor :   have a good night and bye for now
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