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A 26-year-old female asked:

Hi doc,i'm 31 weeks pregnant and have red, itchy and watery eyes.are mild, over-the-counter eye drops safe for use at this stage or any stage in preg?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: They should be fine to use. If you think this is related to allergies, certainly an antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) or benedryl can be used too. If you think this is pink eye you may want to be seen sometime this week in case it is a bacterial conjunctivitis and an antibiotic is needed.
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