A 45-year-old female asked:
cold for 3 wks, then a facial herpes breakout, then pink eye. went to dr, gave me a prescription for amoxicillin because "i've been sick so long" why?
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Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Super-infection: There can many times be a bacterial infection on top of a viral (herpes) infection. This is called superinfection. The antibiotic will help remove such possibility, but probably best to also include an antiviral treatment like Acyclovir along with that.
5446 viewsAnswered Mar 8, 2018
Last updated Mar 8, 2018
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