they shouldn't give you the fucidin without seeing him unless its a recurring problem they are aware of. If there is damage to the cornea fucidin is not great. see how it goes and keep it clean. id be inclined to ring the vet and ask for something to bathe it with as the salt water may irritate things.
Mine have the same but due to under productive tear ducts and I just use liquid tears or similar. When it's more of an infection I use over the counter human antibiotic eye drops. Vet said it was fine as it was the same as dog eye drops and cheaper too. I don't tell the pharmacist it's for my dog though. Some won't sell them to you. It's amazing how often DH needs eye drops :-)
Yes to going to the vets if the water isnt helping. Do not get antibiotic eye cream from the pharmacy without checking with the vet, the eye could be damaged seriously by putting the wrong thing in it (if there are any ulcers etc). It needs a proper examination and its worth doing it now before christmas as eye things can be painful and get worse quick especially if hes rubbing at it etc.
Thanks - I will try to get him to see the vet today (definitely don't want to be heading down the emergency vet route over Christmas...). Poor little thing - we've all had flu so I suppose it's his turn to be unwell too!