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Doctor insights on: Does Bacterial Conjunctivitis Usually Go Away On Its Own

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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Does bacterial conjunctivitis ever go away on its own?

Chlamydial Sx: Chlamydia does not go away on its own. Other less common bacterial conjuctivitis definitely needs rx. ...Read more

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Does bacterial conjunctivitis go on its own?

Does bacterial conjunctivitis go on its own?

Usually: Bacterial conjunctivitis goes away in a few days on it's own. In england, as a rule , they do not treat common conjunctivitis because it is difficult to distinguish bacterial from viral conjunctivitis & both almost always go away on their own. Their reasoning is that the cost of the preparations used for treatment outweighs the benefits. That said, treatment may hasten recovery & limit spread. ...Read more

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Bacterial conjunctivitis cure?

Bacterial conjunctivitis cure?

A few things: Your own immune system, flushing the eye with eye saline and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How soon does bacterial conjunctivitis shown up?

How soon does bacterial conjunctivitis shown up?

1-3 days: Bacterial conjunctivitis will usually show up in 1 to 3 days. Redness, discharge, crusting especially in morning, and itching are symptoms. ...Read more

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Which is more common: viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Which is more common: viral or bacterial conjunctivitis?

Viral: is easily the most common and that is why antibiotics are rarely necessary for conjunctivitis. ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more