A 42-year-old member asked:
what can you do to treat pinkeye?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Todd Purkiss answered
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist.
Answered on May 1, 2013
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