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What are the treatment options for bacterial and viral conjunctivitis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye.
Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines.

In brief: Tx

Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye.
Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines.
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