A 5-year-old girl arrives at her pediatrician's office with very red bloodshot eyes and a thick, yellow, and crusty discharge. her eyes are itchy and burning. the doctor prescribes antibiotic drops, but after several days she still has symptoms. why does she still have symptoms?

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/05/2020 - 11:43 PM

Answered by admin AT 28/05/2020 - 11:43 PM

She has symptoms because she's not being attacked by bacteria but rather by Viral Conjunctivitis, which is a virus and viruses are not killed by antibiotics. Bacteria are killed by antibiotics or as they are otherwise known as antimicrobials.
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