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I am an infectious diseases fellow and a physician also.
There are many viral organisms which can cause acute conjunctivitis with burning and watering of eyes.There are very few viruses which can involve skin elsewhere also. Theses is a group of viruses called herpes virus
which can cause burning in skin but usually there are vesicular lesions inside the lid, may be around the eye and elsewhere also. Other viruses which can cause acute viral conjunctivitis include adeno virus, coxsakie virus, small pox virus, vaccinia virus, rubella, rubeola,influenza,epstein Barr virus, papillomavirus,molluscum contagiosum and newcastle disease.
I suggest you get an eye examination done in her case even if it was a voidiral infection, viral infections usually resolve themselves without treatment. In case of herpes virus infection , the role of steroids and anti-virals is limited.
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