A 51-year-old member asked:
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How long to start showing pink eye symptons?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Quickly: Most viral types within 3-5 days of exposure. Bacterial usually in 1-2 days.
Answered on Jan 6, 2018

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Depends: It is depends on the causes of pink eye-usually 1-2 weeks or longer dependsif it is from allergens-then needs to remove allergens.
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3-5 days: Non bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly gets better without meds and local treatment with compresses and avoiding triggers. 3-5 days on average.
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48 hours: "pink eye" is caused by a virus, which can only live inside cells. Surfaces, if dry, will have no viral replication after 48 hours.
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