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Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

After we talk about it. We have pink-eye in the house and a throat infection..

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I think it's fine. thanks.

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Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

The same virus that can cause pink eye can also cause other symptoms such as a sore throat.

Since this is a self limiting viral infection no prescription is necessary nor will it affect the virus at all.

Here is some information you might find helpful:

It sounds like you have viral conjunctivitis, also called pink eye. As this is caused by a virus no antibiotics are necessary as they only treat bacteria, not viruses. You should use cold compresses and natural tears as often as you want to soothe your eyes. This infection usually runs its course in two weeks or so.

This is because pink eye is caused by a virus and just has to run its course. It may spread to your other eye. This is very common and is nothing to worry about.

You should use cold compresses and natural tears as often as you want to soothe your eyes. Bion tears is very good brand name but any artificial tears will work just fine.

It is also very contagious so make sure to wash your hands well, don't share towels etc. It is likely that other members of your household will catch this.....But not to worry, in the vast majority of cases the infection resolves without any residual effects.

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