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Are there any over-the-counter medicine for a minor eye infection?
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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology
In brief: Not really
There is no over the counter antibiotics for eye infection.
You need to see a doctor. If its allergy or viral infection then one can get an artificial tears or allergy drops over the counter.

In brief: Not really
There is no over the counter antibiotics for eye infection.
You need to see a doctor. If its allergy or viral infection then one can get an artificial tears or allergy drops over the counter.
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
Any bacterial eye infections should be treated with a prescription antibiotic.
Most viral infections do not have a good antiviral medication that is effective and you usually have to let them run their course (e.g. "pink eye"). Certain herpes infections of the eye can be treated with topical and/or oral antiviral agents.

In brief: No
Any bacterial eye infections should be treated with a prescription antibiotic.
Most viral infections do not have a good antiviral medication that is effective and you usually have to let them run their course (e.g. "pink eye"). Certain herpes infections of the eye can be treated with topical and/or oral antiviral agents.
Dr. Theodore Leng
Dr. Theodore Leng
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