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Ive had conjunctivitis for a week now and it still hasnt

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Ive had conjunctivitis for a week now and it still hasnt eased. I have now used the whole bottle of eye drops "chlorsig" and im still getting the puss & gritt and my eyes are still sticking together once i wake from sleep. My daughter had it only for a few days.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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It is very possible that you have caught viral conjunctivitis from your daughter.

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As this is a virus the chlorsig is not helping anything at all and, as a matter of fact, it may be causing more irritation. Chlorsig has no affect on a virus at all.

Dr. Rick :

I recommend that you stop using the chlorsig and start using artificial tears. You can use them as much as you like to soothe your eyes. Cold compress will also help your eyes feel better as your viral infection runs its course over the next week or so.

Dr. Rick :

Baby shampoo lid scrubs will also help to wash out the grit and gunk in your eyes. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on your eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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