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Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Conjunctivitis 3-5 d: I would expect conjunctivitis to have improved by 3-5 days after the peak in severity.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
ALLERG/ALLERG/INFLAM: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic pink eye conjunctivitis. There are other causes of inflammation in iri ... Read More
A 38-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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elaine Peterson
9 years experience Pediatrics
Spread of Pink Eye: Pink eye or conjunctivitis is spread through direct contact with a person's infected secretions or contaminated objects and surfaces. It is advisabl ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Same as cold: Pink eye is a viral infection similar to having cold/upper respiratory infection. Some people may have cold virus with minimal symptom but some could ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Most 'pink eye' is caused by a viral infection on the 'skin'covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva. Once infected its called 'conjunctivitis.' ... Read More
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A 49-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: It depends on the cause of the pink eye. Viral conjunctivitis is treated with artificial tears for symptomatic relief. Bacterial conjunctivitis is tre ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Several: The operative question is how do you define 'pink eye'? Most commonly it is due to a viral infection of the conjunctiva, the lining over the white of ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Pinkeye: Pink eye is a generic term that refers to conjunctivitis (inflammation of the white part of the eye). To treat it, you have to find out the source of ... Read More

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