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Is it okay to go outside with pinkeye

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: With the appropriate therapy 3 - 5 days.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Conjunctivitis: You are too young for us to advise. Please consult a medical professional in person.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The chlorine in the water will likely further irritate your eyes. Wait until your eyes are better before swimming.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Flatulence: Not sure where you got this notion, but no not in any way.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
16 years experience Pediatrics
Pink eye: It will likely only get worse if left untreated. Go see someone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Usually self limited: Antibiotic eye drops speed up recovery. With out treatment this can last 10-14 days.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
38 years experience Ophthalmology
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
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

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