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My pink eye still red after taking steroid eye drop and steroid pill for one week ? is that normal ?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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More Time Needed: Well, not a surprise.You wouldn't have been prescribed steroid drops unless you had a non-bacterial problem (for the most part; it's complicated). That means it will take longer to heal than would be expected than if you had a run-of-the-mill conjunctivitis("pinkeye"). So it may take up to a few weeks and if it doesn't you'll need to talk with whomever prescribed them, especially if it gets worse.

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Last updated Jan 21, 2021

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