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How long do I have to wait to go out with with pinkeye

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Till it's over: Your doctor should instruct you to stop wearing your contact lenses until your pink eye has completely resolved. Whether viral or bacterial, the critt ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Until you are healed: True "pink eye" is a viral infection and is unlikely to re-infect you, where bacterial conjunctivitis can cause repeated flare-ups. The main reason to ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Best see doc today: Most conjunctivitis ("pink eye") is due to viruses; adenonvirus it the name of one of the common causes. However, "green discharge" is worrisome for a ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience Ophthalmology
Wait a couple more: Probably not pink eye if it only lasted 3 days. Sounds like contact lens over wear. Make sure you are following the recommended care for your contact ... Read More
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Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Pink eye: you should rule out any eye infection before putting contact or makeup on. i would suggest you wait 7-10 days symptoms free before applying anything
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A female asked:
Dr. Ferzaad Moosa
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Once : Once your symptoms are completely resolved and your therapy to treat the condition is done than you should be ok to go back to wearing contact lenses.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It's safe now: Even without treatment, adults with conjunctivitis (pink eye) to stay away from work. Not true for young children, who need to be kept from school, da ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
23 years experience Pediatrics
Bacterial Course: Conjunctivis caused by bacteria can cause thick drainage from eye. With use of antibiotic drop, drainage clears within 72 hrs and eye redness may con ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
A week: Get new makeup- old one may be contaminated.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course i ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
3-10 days: Almost all "pink eye" is due to one of 40 or so viruses. Each one has a time frame which varies from 3-10 days, so yours will take the amount of time ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated.

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