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Suggest over-the-counter medication for keratitis

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Dr. Muhammad Ahmad

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

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Posted on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: Hi I think I have Keratitis because of dirty contact lens. Is there anything over the counter i can take now to help with the pain and redness until i can see an eye dr tomorrow.
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Here are a few things you can do

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to Health Care Magic.

Thanks for writing.

I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad. I have read your question completely, i understand your concern and will try to help you in best way possible.

Wash eye regularly with clean moderately cold water, get artificial tear drops from a nearby pharmacy and use then thrice a day and dont wash eyes withing one hour of use.

Take brufen 400mg thrice a day this will help with pain and will reduce inflammation too.
Also use citerizine or any other anyihistamin daily at night till you see your doctor.

You actually will need a steroid and NSAID eye drop if this is keratitis and those will not be available OTC probably but you can ask your particular pharmacy if they are.

Don't panic things should get better if you follow my suggestions. Do contact your doctor ASAP.

I hope this answered your question, a
if you have more please feel free to ask.


Dr.Muhammad Ahmad.

M.B.B.S(Licensed Family Physician)

Resident M.D.
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