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I've had a sore throat, cough and aches now for a week. Also my eyes have matter i'm them. What do u suggest?

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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Artificial tears

Consider artificial tears.
Preservative free. This can also be the sign of a viral conjunctivitis. Cool compresses also helpful. If the vision compromised you should flow up with your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Artificial tears

Consider artificial tears.
Preservative free. This can also be the sign of a viral conjunctivitis. Cool compresses also helpful. If the vision compromised you should flow up with your ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Viral infection

Believe it or not, about 98% of all upper respiratory infections in adults are viral in origin.
Therefore with your symptoms, an antibiotic is indicated in about 2% of cases. In general our academy suggests the following: 1.) if you are getting worse after 5 days, an appropriate antibiotic should be given, 2.) if you do not improve at all after 10 days, an antibiotic should be prescribed.

In brief: Viral infection

Believe it or not, about 98% of all upper respiratory infections in adults are viral in origin.
Therefore with your symptoms, an antibiotic is indicated in about 2% of cases. In general our academy suggests the following: 1.) if you are getting worse after 5 days, an appropriate antibiotic should be given, 2.) if you do not improve at all after 10 days, an antibiotic should be prescribed.
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