A 50-year-old member asked:
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how do doctors determine if it's pink eye or allergies?

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Timecourse: "pink eye, " or viral conjunctivitis, typically runs it's course in 7-10 days. Allergic conjunctivitis is more chronic. Both result in red, itchy eyes. To confirm the diagnosis, and to be sure it isn't something more serious, you should see an ophthalmologist.
Answered on May 1, 2013

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