Eye Infection Treatment in Laredo, TX

Eye Infection Treatment Laredo TX

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is a contagious eye infection that is especially common among children. By simply touching the area around the affected eye, you can easily transfer the virus to your hand, then infect anyone you touch. In addition to seeking prompt treatment to clear up an eye infection, it’s important to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face.

Eye infection treatment can vary depending on whether it is caused by a virus or bacteria. A viral eye infection such as conjunctivitis may be triggered by the common cold or sinusitis; usually, the symptoms include itchy, watery eyes. On the other hand, a bacterial eye infection is more likely to cause swelling around the eye, yellow or gray eye discharge and a crusty buildup on the lash line. In either case, you should seek prompt treatment to avoid spreading the infection to the other eye—and to other people.

How Is an Eye Infection Treated?

Many common eye infections resolve on their own. If you need help managing your symptoms, your provider may prescribe antiviral eye drops, an oral antiviral medication, steroid eye drops, antibiotic eye drops or an oral antibiotic medication, depending on the underlying cause. Until your eye infection clears up, you should avoid wearing contact lenses and eye makeup. You may find it helpful to lay a warm, damp cloth over your eye several times a day as needed. You can also use an over-the-counter pain reliever or artificial tears. (Do not use redness-reducing eye drops, which could worsen your symptoms.)

Other Causes of Eye Pain

If your eye pain occurs after a head injury or is accompanied by sensitivity to light, blurred vision or other visual disturbances, you should immediately go to the nearest ER for treatment. You may have a more serious issue than an eye infection, such as a foreign object or chemical in your eye, a detached retina or a scratch or cut on your eyeball or eyelid, and you’ll want to get that taken care of right away.

At VitalMed Urgent Care, our experienced medical staff is available every day to provide non-emergency eye infection treatment and other urgent care services. Visit one of our conveniently located clinics in Laredo, TX, today.


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North Clinic 5711 McPherson Rd. Ste 103
Laredo, TX, 78041

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Tel: 956-602-8595   Fax: 956-602-8685

South Clinic 3120 La Pita Mangana Rd. No. 100
Laredo, TX, 78046

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Tel: 956-568-1350   Fax: 956-568-1588

Ana Hernandez

Always outstanding service from VitalMed! FNP Neira has always treated my family and myself with 100% loving care. Their new online booking Solv cuts down on wait time and lets you register from the comfort of your home. 10/10 recommend!! Go to Urgent care!!

Leticia Zamora

Great service and personal attention... Clinic is very nice and clean. Personnel from office to the medical professionals were very attentive and addressed all my concerns. Thank you!

Gladys Thomas

Excellent staff and great care, couldn't ask for better care.. I was in the nursing field for 18 years and I would recommend this clinic to everyone I know.

Illeana Lopez

Very friendly staff and very efficient! I went in and got seen within 10 minutes. Dr listened to my needs and attended. Very satisfied

Wendy Nunez

Wonderful service! Everything was clean. The staff was courteous and professional. The wait time was short. Love the App that’s available so that patients can “check-in” and get in line at home. Highly recommend.

Why VitalMed?

Since our founding in 2015, VitalMed has set the gold standard for non-emergency urgent care in the Laredo, TX, community. Our medical providers take great pride in making the lives of local individuals, families, employers and employees a bit easier. In non-life-threatening situations, we are a convenient and cost-effective alternative to an ER.

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