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Is pataday for viral infection?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Pataday is a topical antihistamine type eye drop for allergic conjunctivitis to treat allergy symptoms in the eyes. Viral infections usually require anti-inflammatories and/or anti-viral treatments although most are self limited. Pataday may make your eye feel better but would not be the usual recommended treatment for a viral infection.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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