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A 42-year-old member asked:

I was wondering how to tell if you are getting pink eye?

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Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Swollen red eyes: Pink eyes or bacterial conjunctivitis is associated with very red, inflamed with lots of crust formation of usually one eye, without associated symptoms.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can get rid of pink eye?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Wait: Most cases resolve without treatment in a week. If you treat it, it goes away in 7 days.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to prevent pink eye from getting worse?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Nothing specific: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. It will peak in 2-5 days and then rapidly improve. If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go b ack to your ophthalmologist for a second look.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Tell me how pink eye starts?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Exposure: Viral or bacterial pink eye. Hand to eye contact. Symptoms may include itchiness, burning sensation, red eye, matting, light sensitivity, .
San Jose, CA
A 48-year-old female asked:

How can I tell if I have pink eye ?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Eye is red: Pink eye refers to infection of the surface of the eye or conjunctiva and causes white of the eye to look pink. This can be bacterial, which usually causes a yellow discharge, or viral with minimal discharge. It may feel like there is something in the eye, but there is minimal hypersensitivity to light. Conjunctivitis can also be allergic and is very itchy. If severe pain or light sens, see doc.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How to tell if my pink eye is gone?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
When it is : No longer red, irritated or runny.

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