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I am experiencing itchy eyes, bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only) and eyelid swelling. Looks like a have viral conjunctivitis. What eye drop I need?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Be careful

Pink eye can be a difficult condition to diagnose or treat.
OTC medications may not be adequate to treat ocular inflammation. Please see an eye doctor to be complete

In brief: Be careful

Pink eye can be a difficult condition to diagnose or treat.
OTC medications may not be adequate to treat ocular inflammation. Please see an eye doctor to be complete
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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In brief: Viral Conjunctivitis

Not treating - this is a common option for mild or moderate infections.
Your tears contain chemicals that fight off germs (bacteria). Without treatment, most cases of infective conjunctivitis clear on their own within 1-2 weeks. Often they clear within 2-5 days. If symptoms become worse then see a doctor to check your eye and to see if you need treatment. Bathing the eyes - using cool clean water;

In brief: Viral Conjunctivitis

Not treating - this is a common option for mild or moderate infections.
Your tears contain chemicals that fight off germs (bacteria). Without treatment, most cases of infective conjunctivitis clear on their own within 1-2 weeks. Often they clear within 2-5 days. If symptoms become worse then see a doctor to check your eye and to see if you need treatment. Bathing the eyes - using cool clean water;
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