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Is it okay to go outside with pinkeye

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Pink eye: With the appropriate therapy 3 - 5 days.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Conjunctivitis: Bacterial conjunctivitis usually takes 24 to 48 hours to clear but the antibiotic has to be used for 5 to 7 days. Viral conjunctivitis takes longer - ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: The chlorine in the water will likely further irritate your eyes. Wait until your eyes are better before swimming.
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Probably best not to: Pink eye, commonly used to describe conjunctivitis (inflammation of the clear, thin tissue overlying the white of the eye) has many causes including a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Conjunctivitis: "pink eye" can be a serious disorder that can lead to blindness. It's important for a doctor to diagnose it so that appropriate treatment can be give... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Doubt it: The tears contain antibacterial chemicals that suppress any germ growth.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Pink eye: It will likely only get worse if left untreated. Go see someone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Usually self limited: Antibiotic eye drops speed up recovery. With out treatment this can last 10-14 days.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
No: Drops sitting in your cabinet start to go bad within 30 days of opening them. What is the medication? If the pink eye is viral, then an antibiotic won... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Dry eye/ blepharitis: Your description sounds like dry eye/blepharitis. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
No: There should be no relationship between conjunctivitis (pink eye) and a skin rash. I would see a dermatologist and have the rash evaluated.

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