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#1 of 7 Old 01-04-2010, 10:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am a mess right now. How do I know if it's viral or bacterial? I am really getting concerned with my right eye and side of my face. Swollen, red of the eye is deep deep red. My cheek is pinkish to red.

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I don't know if this would help with pinkeye (or if you are still nursing), but I have put breastmilk in my eyes when my eyes were feeling gross. It seemed to help. You might give it a shot if you can swing it. I hope you feel better soon!

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My dd had some crazy cases of pink eye last year. We healed it up with 2 drops (NOT dropperfuls) of colloidal silver in each eye- remember to treat both eyes. This did not sting at all.
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I second breastmilk in the eye. It really works!

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I felt something was not right with this. So I went to the Doctor this afternoon. I have Facial Skin Cellulitis, Bacterial Pink Eye, Right ear is very infected. So I was given abx and eye drops. I was also told if the area on my face gets worse or my eye starts to bulge tonight I need to go to the ER. With the eye bulging would mean the infection has made its way behind the eye. I would then get a CT scan of my sinus and be admited for IV abx.

My right eye looks really bad. My ear hurts like crazy and my sore throat is getting worse. Sigh....

So not your typical Pink Eye she said.

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Wow--it's a good thing you followed your instincts on this one! I hope it clears up fast.

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It just didn't feel right. I was worried because of my brain. I only have so many brain cells left after having three kids.

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