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Very itchy, dry, sore eyes; allergic conjunctivitis or something viral?
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: Could be either
Try cool compresses, artifical tears, and an allergy medicine such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine).
If it's viral, it will clear up on its own in a few days. If it doesn't, you should see your doctor. Also see your doctor if you wake up with goop in your eyelashes making them feel like they are glued shut. This can indicate a bacterial infection.

In brief: Could be either
Try cool compresses, artifical tears, and an allergy medicine such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine).
If it's viral, it will clear up on its own in a few days. If it doesn't, you should see your doctor. Also see your doctor if you wake up with goop in your eyelashes making them feel like they are glued shut. This can indicate a bacterial infection.
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