A 37-year-old male asked:
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I am experiencing itchy eyes, bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only) and eyelid swelling. Looks like a have viral conjunctivitis. What eye drop I need?

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Viral Conjunctivitis: Not treating - this is a common option for mild or moderate infections. Your tears contain chemicals that fight off germs (bacteria). Without treatment, most cases of infective conjunctivitis clear on their own within 1-2 weeks. Often they clear within 2-5 days. If symptoms become worse then see a doctor to check your eye and to see if you need treatment. Bathing the eyes - using cool clean water;
Answered on Apr 6, 2020
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