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Updated 12 August 2015

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If you suspect you may have conjunctivitis and want to self-medicate, make sure the antibacterial drops do not contain a steroid (like dexamethasone).

If the infection is due to a dendritic ulcer (a herpes eye infection) steroids will make matters worse and may even cause serious harm to your eye.

For more information on keeping your eye healthy, visit the Health24 Eye Health Centre.

 
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