A 26-year-old member asked:
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for how long can conjunctivitis that does not require antibiotics last?

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Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
1-3 weeks: Viral conjunctivitis can last up to 3 weeks in cases of adenovirus and coxsackie.
Answered on Dec 27, 2019
Dr. James Hunter
42 years experience Ophthalmology
A long time: Some viral and fungal infections can drag on for weeks.
Answered on Jul 31, 2013

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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 ... Read More
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
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About a week: Thats the rule of thumb.
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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Sore eyes: if the eyes are sore, that is ok. If you put pressure on the globe of your eyes and feels hard and painful, you need to see you doctor for it
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Blepharitis: Antibiotics don't work for allergic conjuctivitis but they may help blepharitis or infectious conjunctivitis.

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