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how long does it take to get rid of pink eye

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Viral-- up to a couple of weeks. Bacterial-- a couple of days if treated allergic-- can be chronic.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not my favorite drop: Use it for a full week as directed. Do not stop when eye appears better.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Pink eye: If they are both red and you are having discharge from your eyes, have them seen, to get drops. It more than likely will not go away, without treatmen ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
You treat the: underlying cause . It could be infectious or allergic. Treatment is done according to the cause. See your doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Varies : Most bacterial eye infections resolve in 7-10 days with appropriate treatment. Others may take many weeks, as in fungal, parasitic and viral infection ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not curable: You will manage your dandruff every day of your life, like I do. Thankfully you have many effective options.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can be a while.: Scabies can take effort to get rid of. 1st, you ; all members of family need to be treated. Ivermectin is effective for treating scabies (oral or topi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Timeline..: It takes as long as it takes you to call and get a reputable exterminator to come to your house and eradicate them. Once their treatment is complete, ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raja Abusharr
20 years experience Family Medicine
Impetigo: This skin condition is also called impetigo and is often seen in children between 2-6. It can occur at any age however as is caused by either staph or ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Histoplasmosis: For asymptomatic people or people with acute localized infection who are otherwise healthy, antifungal treatment is usually not recommended as these p ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Maintenance: Gingivitis is simply, inflammation of the gums. If you remove what's causing the inflammation (in most cases, plaque and bacteria), you should get ri ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
OTC or Prescription: If it wasn't for the itch & the difficulty these kids have trying to sleep, we wouldn't need to treat this at all. Short term help using a cold wash t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Depends: It depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis due to an organism susceptible to vigamox should clear up in a few days. Howev ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Quickly: Most viral types within 3-5 days of exposure. Bacterial usually in 1-2 days.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends on cause: Duration of recovery from pleurisy depends on underlying cause. There are several infectious and non-infectious conditions that cause inflammation of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
2 weeks: If treatment is correct and effective, two weeks are enough.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: I think you are asking how long it takes to have symptoms after you are exposed to an infectious source. For bacterial conjunctivitis one to three da ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
2-5 days: Most of what is called pink eye is due to viral infections which take 2=5 days to cause an eye infection that is obvious. Pink eye is common in child ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
A few days: Symptoms start getting better in a couple of days. It takes 5-10 days to cure completely.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Most herpes in the eye is on the eye in fact the cornea. Treatment is with topical antiviral drops with good effectiveness in most cases within about ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
10 days: 10 to 14 days.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
2to 3 weeks: With proper treatment most cases are clear in 2 to 3 weeks.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Can be instantaneous: If the person is receiving IV fluids, hypoglycemia can be reversed nearly instantaneously. If you mean bouts of reactive hypoglycemia in someone not ... Read More

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