A 41-year-old member asked:
how long with conjunctivitis last with this antibiotic eyedrop started?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gregory Mosolf answered
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
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!