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It is likely that you are experiencing ocular allergic which may be complicated by bacterial or viral infection, especially if you have any recent symptoms of cold. However, if this happens to be mostly a case of ocular allergic (tearing
and itchy eyes) or bacterial conjunctivitis (associated with yellowish discharge), then you need to be applying warm compresses and not cold compresses. The cold compresses is used when you suspect viral conjunctivitis. If you have a history of allergy, and recently experienced allergic episode with symptoms including sneezing, itchy eyes, tearing or exposure to allergen then it is likely an allergic reaction. Bacterial conjunctivitis
is often associated with yellowish discharge. The Gentamicin eye drop suggest that your doctor think is bacterial conjunctivitis. In which, I suggest that you use warm compresses. In general, it will slowly resolve over 7 - 10 days. Avoid contacting other persons with your hands after cleaning your eyes, and wash your hands regularly. If the eye fail to resolved or improve or get worse at any time, I suggest that you follow-up with your eye doctor to closer re-evaluation. You may need stronger eye antibiotics such as Vigamox.
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