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How long do viral eye infections take to go away on their own?

How long do viral eye infections take to go away on their own?

Usually a few days: Usually will start getting better very fast and in a few days will be much better. ...Read more

Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection is a medical condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itchiness, and discharge. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, and often it is difficult to distinguish between the two. In general, bacterial infections are more likely to be in both eyes and be associated with pus like discharge and crusting of the ...Read more


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For what length of time do viral eye infections take to go away?

For what length of time do viral eye infections take to go away?

Give it time: 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. ...Read more

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Can i get eye viral infection on a plane?

Can i get eye viral infection on a plane?

Yes possible: Viruses are quite contagious and can be spread from contaminated surfaces. Frequent hand washing and avoid touching the eyes is your best prevention. ...Read more

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What is a relief for a viral eye infection?

What is a relief for a viral eye infection?

Time: Time. It must run its course. Artificial tears and steroid drops can make it more comfortable, but not make it resolve any faster. It must run its course. Unless it is herpetic, then you need close follow up and treatment with ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How much time does viral eye infection take?

How much time does viral eye infection take?

Viral conjunctivitis: The typical course of viral conjunctivitis is 5-7 days. However, after the infection is gone, you may continue to have subsequent dry eye symptoms for weeks to months. ...Read more

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I have a viral eye infection.How long am I contagious?

I have a viral eye infection.How long am I contagious?

About 10 days: Most of the eye viruses have a contagious period of 10 days. ...Read more

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I have a viral eye infection that after four days has not responded to chloramphenicol drops. What should I do now?

I have a viral eye infection that after four days has not responded to chloramphenicol drops. What should I do now?

There is no doubt...: That viral conjunctivitis will not respond to Chloramphenicol eye drops. Using artificial tears and cool compresses should ease the discomfort until it resolves. ...Read more

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I had viral eye infection since ladt 09 days. I am using antoboitic drops and oral as well. No improvement. Eyes r bloody red & swlen. Any permt risk?

I had viral eye infection since ladt 09 days. I am using antoboitic drops and oral as well. No improvement. Eyes r bloody red & swlen. Any permt risk?

Viral infection: Antibiotics are not effective in viral infections.The infections are also very contagious.Your ophthalmologist after determining the extent and exact diagnosis can give you some medication to relieve the local symptoms,while your body rids the virus. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Eye Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation of the eye may occur in the presence of an infection or ...Read more