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Conjunctivitis resulting from chest infection

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Conjunctivitis resulting from chest infection
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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I have a few questions

1)do you have fever or discharge from the eyes?

2)did you take antibiotics for the chest infection?

3) is it in both eyes?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
The vast majority of conjunctivitis is viral and will pass on its own

If you have purulent discharge (pus) or fever then it could be bacterial requiring antibiotics
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No fever but discharge from both eyes


 


No antibiotics


 


Yes, in both eyes

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
This is likely viral

See your doctor to confirm

Warm compresses several times per day help

Also systane eye drops over the counter help
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