is a condition where you have dry and red eyes. Rosacea commonly affects the skin of the face, nose and forehead but can also affect the eye. Tetracycline
group of drugs help.
While allergic conjunctivitis
is far more commoner and viral infections can also cause conjunctivitis.
Antibiotic eye drops such as ciprofloxacin
helps, while antihistamine tablets help with the redness and swelling as well.
Viral infections normally take about 10 days to resolve, but can be slightly longer if there is super-added bacterial infection.
Your cold seems to have taken a lot longer, but is possible you have been exposed to several different viruses in the change of season.
Allergic conjunctivitis can occur secondary to dust mite, tree pollen allegy that is also common at this time. You can get allergy
testing done to these allergens by your doctor.