Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis Medication

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: Jean Deschênes, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Symptomatic treatment to make the patient as comfortable as possible is recommended. In the laboratory, benzimidazole agents have been shown to inhibit viral cultures in vitro, but this has not been tested clinically.

Treatment remains symptomatic only (eg, warm compresses); steroids are contraindicated and antibiotics are not needed except in the presence of bacterial superinfection.

A recent study by Jun et al may lead to a medication using antiviral small-interfering RNA to decrease viral replication and thus shorten the course of the symptoms and disease. [21]