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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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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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.

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