How to treat pink eye and nail fungus
It’s not just the pink eye that’s causing the problem.
The fungus is spreading across the country, spreading to homes, businesses and even pets, says Dr. Michael Cavanagh, an emergency room physician in Los Angeles.
“If the problem is not treated, it will spread and spread, and eventually the pink eyes will turn brown and the nails will be covered in it,” he says.
“It can be very hard to catch and treat, especially in a small community like Orange County.”
Cavanah says the fungus is more prevalent in areas with a higher population of people.
“You’re going to have more people that have pink eyes, but they’re not going to be treated because they are not treated,” he explains.
“So the question is, can you treat the problem?
And that’s when you find out what the problem looks like.”
How to diagnose a pink eye or nail fungus problem If you have pink eye problems, you’ll need to get tested for it.
You’ll need a cheek swab or finger swab to test your eye for the fungus.
You should also see a doctor if you have a ringworm, or any other parasite that is causing your eyes to become red or blue.
It’s usually not something to worry about in most cases.
“The problem is usually caused by something that is in your environment, like pets,” says Cavanag.
“A lot of the time it’s just an overactive immune system.”
To find out how pink eye fungus affects you, Cavanagan recommends taking a cold shower or showering with water at a temperature of between 14 degrees and 17 degrees.
If you get the pinkness of the skin from cold water, you can use the cold compress or hot compress to treat it.
“For the first few days after you get sick, you may be able to go a couple days without washing your hands,” he recommends.
“But then you will be going through a period of being sick for a couple of days.”
Once you have the infection, Cavans is more likely to prescribe a topical antibiotic called amoxicillin for the infection.
The antibiotic works by killing the bacteria that cause the pink spot.
The treatment also stops the fungus from reproducing.
“There’s a few things you can do that will help,” says Dr, Caviag.
He says it’s best to take the antibiotic at bedtime, before you sleep.
“At that point, it should go away.
It may be that the fungus can come back.”
What to do if you get a pink eyelid infection Cavanagnies advice is to take antibiotics before you get an infection.
“I think it’s probably best to get the antibiotics at bed time and not to use the hot compress or cold compress.
So, take a warm shower, and do not use your hand as a mask.
Do not use a mask in a hotel room.
Use a washcloth on the hands and then get to bed,” he suggests.
He advises washing your hand with warm water, and applying a topical ointment to the affected area.
Once the infection is under control, the doctor will prescribe an antibiotic, or give you a pill.
This will kill the bacteria causing the infection and prevent the fungus re-growing.
If the infection does re-grow, then you may need to seek antibiotics again, says Cavagnies.
If your infection persists after you’ve gotten the antibiotic, you should consult with your doctor to determine if you should see a specialist.
Cavanags advice is that the best way to manage an infection is to get a referral from a doctor.
“Patients that don’t have symptoms of pink eye, or a pink color to their eyes, or pink color on the eyelashes, and a pink or red tint on the hair, are probably at high risk of infection,” he notes.
“And you should get them evaluated to determine whether they need a referral.”