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Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
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I have been diagnosed with bilateral follicular conjunctivitis

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I have been diagnosed with bilateral follicular conjunctivitis by a consultant at my local hospital. my eyes, lips cheeks have red patches that are very dry. Is there treatment for this. I think this is related to conjunctivitis that I have had for the past 5 months.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 4 years ago.

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Follicular conjunctivitis is most often due to viral cause such as adenovirus or herpes simplex virus.

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Most often it is self limiting and subsides by 1-2 weeks.

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I have been diagnosed with herpes simplex bilateral follicular conjunctivits and now I have red eyelids, dry lips and red marks on my face.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Herpes simplex is known to cause follicular blepharo-conjunctivitis and skin lesions. Symptomatic treatment is in the form of cold compresses and lubricating eye drops.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

However there can be a possibility of keratitis . Hence prophylactic use of anti-viral eye ointment such as Acyclovir canbe applied to the eye 5 times a day for 3 weeks.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

I guess you can start with the cold compresses and lubricating eye drops for the moment. You can consult your ophthalmologist again in case there is a corneal involvement ( with symptoms of corneal haziness or blurring of vision).

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