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How long would it take until pink eye symptoms show up?

How long would it take until pink eye symptoms show up?

Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis and can be very contagious with severe itchiness. It can take 12h-3d for sx to appear. The most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. Ttp://eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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How long would it take until symptoms of pink eye will show?

How long would it take until symptoms of pink eye will show?

Usually days: "pink eye, " a.K.A. Viral conjunctivitis, like any virus tends to have an incubation period, which is usually on the order of days following exposure. If you develop symptoms, it's best to see an ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis, as there are many problems that can resemble pink eye. ...Read more

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What if I was exposed to pink eye how many days will it take to show up?

What if I was exposed to pink eye how many days will it take to show up?

Nope: It tastes nasty, but it is not harmful or poisonous. Your best option is to have it addressed by a dentist or endodontist. ...Read more

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Pink eye - what are the symptoms and how long does it take for the symptoms to show up?

Pink eye - what are the symptoms and how long does it take for the symptoms to show up?

Pink eye!: Lots of reasons for "pink" eye or "red" eye. Infections, both viral & bacterial, are common causes of conjunctivitis. Patients typically complain of an irritation, sometimes gritty, sometimes burning, often w/purulent discharge such that their lids are glued shut in the morning & crusted over. Visual acuity should not be affected. When exposed, one can develop symptoms in hours to days. ...Read more

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A child has been around someone that has pink eye, so how long before that child shows eye symptoms?

A child has been around someone that has pink eye, so how long before that child shows eye symptoms?

Depends: Assuming the pink eye is caused by a viral infection (most likely), the time from contracting the virus to showing symptoms can be anywhere from 4-10 days. If it was a bacterial infection, symptoms usually being sooner. ...Read more

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What causes rid if pink eye fast?

What causes rid if pink eye fast?

Treatment depends on: Cause and there isn't a fast cure. Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could clear up viral pink eye fast?

Can you tell me how I could clear up viral pink eye fast?

Not possible: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. It will clear without treatment and there is no specific treatment to speed up healing. If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go b ack to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...Read more

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How would doctors recommend I treat pink eye really fast?

How would doctors recommend I treat pink eye really fast?

Viral conjunctivitis: Viral infection on the inner part of the eyelid and thin moist "skin"covering the eyeball-called the conjunctiva is called "conjunctivitis." you infect your eye when you touch a surface (or person) with the virus and rub your eye-transfering the virus. Frequent hand washing helps prevent this. Sharing towels or pillows can also cause infection. Antibiotics don't work. Just time 7-14 days. ...Read more

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When is pink eye contagous and when would symptoms show up for someone who was exposed?

pink eye contagious: Again, pink eye is a viral infection of the outer surface of the eye which gets red and watery. Yes it is contagious, more so in the early stages (3-days), when the eyes are watery. If the contagion is successful, this person will show the signs in 2 to 3 days. I insist, a correct diagnosis is essential. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pink eye fast?

How do I get rid of pink eye fast?

Eye drops: Pink eye can be quickly resolved with antibiotic eye drops. Best see an ophthalmologist soon! ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pink eye fast without drops?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of pink eye fast without drops?

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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How can I get rid of my pink eye very fast without eye drops?

How can I get rid of my pink eye very fast without eye drops?

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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Have a stye or pink eye in right eye swoll up suddenly unda bottom lid. Is there a quick home cure to help heal fast?

Have a stye or pink eye in right eye swoll up suddenly unda bottom lid. Is there a quick home cure to help heal fast?

Warm compresses: Hard to say for sure from your description what exactly is the problem, but certainly could be a stye or chalazion. It is ok to try a washcloth soaked in very warm water as a warm compress a few times a day, for about 5-10 minutes at a time. If there is no improvement within a couple of days, or worsening at any time, you should see an ophthalmologist promptly. ...Read more

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How to reduce pink-eye redness fast--visine?

How to reduce pink-eye redness fast--visine?

Eyedrops: If you need to get rid of the redness for instance for a picture, you can use drops labeled "gets the red out". However this is a temporary effect and will not work well if the cause is infectious pink eye. You may have to wait it out and if your vision is affected or there is significant pain due to your red eye, you probably should see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Within a matter of hours pink eye symptoms took over one eye & by next day both eyes all very fast & severe w/ yellow discharge/fever is this normal?

Yes: If your eye is infected with a very aggressive, virulent bacteria the development of pus and discharge can be rapid and overwhelming. Get treated. ...Read more

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Is it common for pink eye to show up when a cold and severe sore throat are on their way out?

Is it common for pink eye to show up when a cold and severe sore throat are on their way out?

Pink eye: Absolutely! Viruses can show up anywhere. Start with nose, then mouth, ears, eyes. No one pattern and no given time frame. Having said that, if the eye is red, tender, painful, crusty, has thick yellow or green discharge, or visual changes, you may have a secondary bacterial infection and get to your doctor ASAP. Don't delay eye symptoms. ...Read more

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4 yr old has pink eye and ear infection. Labs show low lymphocytes (.9), RDW-SD 11.7, MPV 6.4, (both below range), granulocytes % high but abs cnt norm?

4 yr old has pink eye and ear infection. Labs show low lymphocytes (.9), RDW-SD 11.7, MPV 6.4, (both below range), granulocytes % high but abs cnt norm?

Cbc: You didn't give the total white blood count but for me this signifies either and early viral infection or a low greade bacterial infection. The RDW and mpv are red blood cell indices and are inconsequential as related to this infection ...Read more

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What is pink eye?

What is pink eye?

Virus: Viral conjunctivitis is the other name for pink eye. It generally clears on its own, but often antibiotic drops are prescribed to keep a bacterial infection from setting up in the eye after the virus has irritated it. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye?

What causes pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. ...Read more

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How to cure pink eye?

How to cure pink eye?

Depends: Most pink eye is viral which has to just go away on its own and the treatment is to improve comfort and prevent spread. Bacterial causes are cured easily with antibiotic eye drops. Allergic causes are treated with allergy eye drops. There are other less common causes as well. But garden variety viral conjunctivitis has to run its course. ...Read more

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How do u get pink eye?

How do u get pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye, broadly referred as " conjunctivitis" only means your eye is red. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies as well as chemical irritation. Therefore not all " pink eyes" are treated the same. ...Read more

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Remedies for pink eye?

Remedies for pink eye?

Pink eye treatment: It depends on the cause. It could be an infection, tired eyes or even dry eyes. Consult with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What causes pink eye?

What causes pink eye?

Multiple: You can have exposure internally or externally. You can get it from lake swimming. It can be from make-up, etc. There are over 100 different types. Most are benign or self limited. Persistence means evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to remove pink eye?

Pink Eye: Antibiotic eye drops can be used to treat bacterial pink eye. Most viral conjunctivitis does not require treatment (but antiviral meds may used if it is a herpes simplex virus infection). Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated with mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines. ...Read more

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What's good for pink eye?

What's good for pink eye?

Good hygiene: Rest, time, artificial tears, compresses, topical antibiotics typically if severe discharge, sometimes topical steroids if develop subepithelial infiltrates or pseudomembranes; see eye physician. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more