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A 38-year-old member asked:

This is my fourth week of pink eye. why isn't it going away?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
A few thoughts: Persistent symptoms could be due to inappropriate or incomplete treatment, recurrent exposure to infection or allergen, or misdiagnosis to begin with!

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What should I do about my pink eye to make it go away faster?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Yang
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Nothing: Pink eye, or viral conjunctivitis, has to take its course, just like the common cold. You can use artificial tears for symptomatic relief, but there is nothing that is commonly used that will help it resolve more quickly.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long would pink eye take to go away?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Typically: In a week or less. Some cases last longer.
A 24-year-old female asked about a 43-year-old female:

Will pink eye go away on its own, how long?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Dependent on cause: "pink eye" is the non-medical term that usually refers to a self-limiting viral conjunctivitis. So by nature it may resolve without intervention. But redness of the eye may be caused by more pathogenic (harmful) viruses, bacteria or inflammation. It would be prudent to have that looked at by your provider.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does it take pink eye to go away?

5 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends: Pink eye is a general non-scientific catch-all term for conjunctivitis. Most cases of acute conjunctivitis are of viral origin, and the vast majority of them improve over a week. Severe cases can take longer, and ophthalmologic care should be sought.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Mucus in eye, will it go away, is it going to turn into the pink eye?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Need more info: Is this pus, is it accompanied by burning, pain, redness, does it affect your vision. It may simply be gel-like material helping to clear irritants from your eye or the material you wipe away after awaking from sleep. If it gets worse or fails to clear, see your doctor.

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