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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32252
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have a very red bloodshot eye, this has got worse over the

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I have a very red bloodshot eye, this has got worse over the last 24 hours
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. This sounds like either a viral or bacterial conjunctivitis. If it's viral that usually clears in a few days but if it's bacterial you'd need antibiotic eye drops. For now, if it's bothersome you can use artificial tears or Visine. Even if it's bacterial, this isn't an emergency and you can see a doctor tomorrow at the eye hospital Let me know if you need any more information please
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can I get these drops from chemist
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Yes--they're both available over the counter Jan

Let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Can you tell me which chemist I can get these from, I just driven 45 mins into Birmingham to be told indeed a prescription. I live in the uk
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK. Any over the counter eye drops will do Jan--just ask the chemist for Visine or any other over the counter eye drops.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can only get one for tired eyes. Are you able to write a prescription?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Sorry but we don't write prescriptions here Jan--that would be illegal. The one for tired eyes will be fine