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Dr. Jonathan Richards
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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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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

The conjunctiva is the outer layer of thye eye. Conjunctivitis means inflammation by any irritant. The normal pale clear tissue will look iritated and discolored from light pink to angry red and ...Read more


Dr. Ilan Cohen
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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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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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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Dr. Todd Purkiss
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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Dr. Bruce Saran
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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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Pink Eye (Definition)

Pink eye is also known as Conjunctivitis. Inflammation of a layer called the conjunctiva is referred to as "pink ...Read more


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