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anotherwriter

Can you transmit to your Eye during ob?

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anotherwriter

Hey, I am almost through an ob- not bad, just a small line that looked like a scratch. But my eyes are freaking out! They itch so bad, and it was like a combo of pink eye and a sty, and now my eyelids are so itchy and one is twitching. I do not have any medical insurance, this isn't a severe sign of keratitis, is it? I have been waiting for it to die down for almost a week. Is keratitis being severe rare?

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Shayna

Do you have any reason to think you may have spread it to your eye? I mean, do you remember touching your eye after touching your ob or something to that effect?

If you think you may have spread hsv to your eye you really need to have an opthamologist take a look right away. You would need treatment.

Let us know what happens and good luck!

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anotherwriter

Hey Shayna!

No, and to be honest, the ob was so minimal, and I have been washing my hands all the time. I cannot tell if it's just a normal eye infection, and I cannot really afford to visit the doctor. I was laid off, and I have no insurance anymore! :( Is it safe to wait for a week to see if it clears up?:???:

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Shayna

Hiya anotherwriter!

Maybe you could google to see if there is anything you can do from home to help heal pink eye.(just a thought)

If it doesn't heal up fairly soon, I'd try and have someone look at it.

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joiedevivre100

Go to the doctor for peace of mind

I was freaking out like you. Itchy eyes, light sensitivity...I went to the doctor for peace of mind. I fortunately have insurance. Find a free clinic or something to go to, but I would recommend going. The stress can only make things worse.

Joi

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