A 41-year-old member asked:
how long after starting antibiotic is pink eye contagious ?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Diamond answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
It Depends: If the pink eye is caused by bacteria and the drops have effective antibiotics, then it is thought 24-48 hrs eliminates the contagion. Since the drops are ineffective for viral pink eye, as long as the eye is red, the infection is probably contagious.
Answered on May 28, 2016
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