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Eye Infection??
« on: October 05, 2017, 03:29:04 am »
Greetings all of you, so i have been raw for several months now and am doing very well, ive been mostly zero carb for about a month and i do have some questions as far as that regard but that is for another time, right now my most urgent need is to know if i need to be worried about an infection in both of my eyes?
Yesterday they hurt when i rubbed them and did not feel great but today its even worse and they are both extremely swollen. Im pretty much entirely positive its from rubbing my eyes after touching raw beef without washing my hands, this actually happened before maybe 3 weeks back but to only one of my eyes and it never got so bad as to where it was very swollen, all i did last time was put diluted apple cider vinegar in my eye and it got better after 2 or 3 days. I just want to know if you guys think i should be worried about this enough to actually go to a medical establishment or if you think it will be fine if i just do what i did last time?
My thinking is that right now my body is not entirely accustomed to the bacteria found in the meat and this sort of thing will become less common after my body has built up an immunity to the germs, im already ingesting them without issue so i would think that should help since my body already fights them off fine internally, but do you think i may have an underlying immune system weakness from eating zero carb that may be why its happened twice in relatively short time?
I like eating zero carb a lot of other foods ive tried seem to stop me up i can feel them sitting in my intestines the next day, meat never does this though on the contrary i feel as though i do not have a complete fecal evacuation all the time im hoping that will fix itself in time.

What do all of you do if you aquire an infection? Herbs to boost immunity? Sea salt externally? Ive used acv many times for wounds in other parts of my body and it has always worked to stop any infection from occuring my main concern is i dont want to go blind if it doesnt work now that the infection is already set in.



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Re: Eye Infection??
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 05:29:45 am »
First thing you should do is to see an eye doctor.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 06:08:17 am »
Really though arent they just going to give me localized antibiotics if i go to an doctor? Its only been going on for two days i applied more diluted acv and the swelling has gone down

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 06:17:26 am »
I would just think taking such action as that would lead to higher chance of reaccurance, i would rather let my body figure out how to deal with it so it doesnt happen again.

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Re: Eye Infection??
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2017, 06:57:47 am »
When I have an infection, I just ride it out, usually. I suffer from such infections much less than in my cooked-food days, anyway. Sometimes, though, I have done a few things like water-fast instead. Water-fasting for 3 full days(at least 72 hours) apparently  rejuvenates one's immune-system and forces the body to produce lots of new white blood cells:-

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/05/16/study-shows-how-fasting-for-3-days-can-regenerate-your-entire-immune-system/

That said, it's always a good idea to check with a doctor, just in case, if things ever get worse.

ACV, raw cod liver oil(rosita is the only reliable cod liver oil product), essential oils(eucalyptus and peppermint in particular), raw honeycomb, raw bee pollen, and swallowing saline-water, are all things I have used in the past.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 07:11:14 am »
Ill definitely check in with a docter tomorrow if the situation has gotten worse hopefully the swelling will have come down by then, thats interesting about the fasting i have heard things like that before, i would find it very difficult to go that long i think though, the longest i think ive fasted recently is 20 hours most days ill fast 16 for intermittent fasting. Ill keep in mind looking into some essential oils, would those be used topically after being diluted or internally?

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2017, 07:19:08 am »
Essential oils MUST be diluted in some form of (cold-pressed) vegetable oil. Also, do NOT ever imbibe them, just put them diluted on the skin or inhale them via an ultrasound humidifier(one with an essential oils compartment - in there the oils can/should be undiluted). These oils are extremely concentrated. For example, I once greatly overdid the amount of essential oil to vegetable oil ratio for a few baths and suddenly bizarrely developed a long wound on my left leg. I did nothing else at the time, so it must have been due to the essential-oil-excess - besides, skin-irritation is a common complaint if essential oils are misused.
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Re: Eye Infection??
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2017, 07:22:00 am »
There is no one on this forum qualified to give medical advice.  To know what to do with your eyes you need a proper diagnosis.  Even if we had an eye doctor on this forum he can't give you a diagnosis without looking at it.  Could be 10 different things, who knows.

When you go see a doc and they say it is definitely an infection then you can research this further and decide for yourself if you want to take antibiotics or not.

What if it is some kind of allergic reaction?  Then you need to investigate that.

Maybe you get lucky and it goes away by itself.  But the right thing to do is to get a diagnosis first and then maybe ask forum about treatment options.

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 04:33:29 pm »
I understand that your right it probably is the safer option to see a doctor first and then go from there, if its not much better when i wake up tomorrow ill go to one and see what they say. I cant imagine it would be an allergic reaction as i havent changed a whole lot of things that would have chance to get in my eye, ive stopped washing my hands at work with there antibacterial soap so it could be from rubbing my eyes after contacting someone elses germs instead of from raw meat.

However i did just eat a bunch of raw oysters for the first time and then immediately followed them with beef and back fat and after a short time i ended up experiencing somewhat bad chest pains for about 2 hours and now thats mostly stopped but i have itchy bumps around my ankles. It seems strange that i would have a skin reaction somewhere that never was touched with oyster residue and also it seems like reading online i would have pains in my stomach more than my chest if it was an allergic reaction to the oysters, im not sure if it was the oysters or if ive got something else going on related to my eyes as well.

Do any of you have reactions to one kind of shellfish but not any others? Ive had shrimp, lobster, octopus and scallops all raw and never had a bad reaction and also clams and squid but cooked, i suppose it definitely could be that i was combining foods improperly just because i ate one thing right after the other or it could be something in the water where the oysters were harvested. I have 2 left out of 14 and at this point i feel like i should just throw them out but part of me wants to eat them tomorrow and see if i react again.

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Re: Eye Infection??
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2017, 07:39:25 pm »
One way to get the swelling down is to make a saline solution and warm it up on the stove so it's hot to the touch but doesn't scald. Then soak a rag in this solution and press and hold the hot, saline rag over your eyes for a while. I had an eye infection several years ago that got bad enough that I went to a doctor. This is what they told me to do, and it really worked well. Now if I feel an eye infection coming on (that dry, scratchy feeling along with redness and a little swelling), I just start doing a hot saline compress every couple of hours and that always stops the infection in its tracks. It's usually gone before the end of the day.
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Re: Eye Infection??
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2017, 01:18:26 am »
Developed a nasty stie in corner of my eye.   Tried to get it surgically removed and, after substantial investigation with Doctor and specialists, massive files and documents, told no funding available for its removal.    Many months later felt eye was itchy so bought Optrex Allergy Eye Drops containing sodium cromoglicate and to my amazement my stie seemed less with its twice daily use.   It has now gone completely for a couple of months, and I am satisfied the drops helped in my case.   It might not work for everyone, but could help.

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2017, 04:31:18 am »
That sounds like a good idea with the saline solution, thats awesome the doctor was interested in doing a more natural treatment as opposed to some things they could have done.
Ive never had a stie but ill definitely keep in mind if it were ever to occur i feel thats good information to be out here it could definitely help someone, i wonder by what method it was able to get rid of it.
I just woke up today and my eyes feel and look a lot better i can rub them and they are sensitive but its much less so than yesterday morning and last night, and most of the swelling seems to have gone down as well. I just continued using diluted vinegar over the course of the day and it seems to have helped.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions they are greatly appreciated, if theres any reasurgance of the issue ill try out some of the other methods and let you know how they work