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01 Dec 2005

Continuous eye infection
Hi, I got an infection in both eyes about one month ago. It was quite bad with red eyes and lots of puss coming out. I wiould wake up with my eyes sealed shut cos the puss had dried overnight. Unfortunately I left it for a week before going to a doctor who diagnosed conjunctivitis and gave me an eye ointment called Chlorcol to put in my eyes for 5 days. It cleared up but a week later returned but not as intense as before. I then started up the ointment treatment again. To this day every morning I get a little bit of puss coming out one of my eyes and my eyes tend to be very dry and sometimes incredibly itchy. I am so careful about spreading the infection, towels and not touching my eyes and yet I can't beat it. I have thrown all mascaras and eyeliners away since it begun. What shall I do about this. Will it go away eventually or will I need some kind of other treatment?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear V,
You could have an underlying allergy for something that makes your eyes more susceptible to infection. Please go back to your doctor for an examination, he could maybe put you on a combination of a cortisone and antibiotic eyedrop for a week that may clear this up for you.
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