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How Fast Does Pink Eye Show Up
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Day or two: It will show up in 24-48 hours. ...Read more
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
Depends on the cause: If you have viral conjunctivitis, it may take up to a couple of weeks, but a red eye doesn't necessarily mean its viral conjunctivitis (aka "pinkeye"). Could be allergies, dry eye or lid inflammation, for instance. I would try some artificial tears and if its not any better, see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. I would be wary of "get the red out" drops since they can be addictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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