A 41-year-old member asked:
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how long with conjunctivitis last with this antibiotic eyedrop started?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If the diagnosis is correct and you have a bacterial conjunctivitis then the eye drops should work pretty quickly (24 to 48 hours). If it is actually a viral conjunctivitis then the antibiotic eyedrops won't help and the illness will just have to run it's course. Sometimes there are other more serious causes for red eyes. If it isn't responding to the antibiotic i recommend a follow up visit.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If viral, a week or 2. If bacterial, probably a few days.
Answered on Mar 30, 2012

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