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Follicular conjunctivitis is most often due to viral cause such as adenovirus or herpes simplex virus.
Most often it is self limiting and subsides by 1-2 weeks.
I have been diagnosed with herpes simplex bilateral follicular conjunctivits and now I have red eyelids, dry lips and red marks on my face.
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.
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.
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).
Please feel free to ask follow up questions if any.
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