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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 do symptoms of pink eye take to disappear?

How long do symptoms of pink eye take to disappear?

Depends: The length of time depends on the cause. Pink eye is a generic term for inflammation of the conjunctiva (white part of the eye). This inflammation can be from a number of causes, not all of them infectious. The majority of causes will heal without treatemnt in 2-3 weeks but it is generally prudent to see your eye doctor to ensure that no treatement is required. ...Read more

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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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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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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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How long before the symptoms of pink eye start until you actually get infected?

Depends on the cause: Pink eye is a term used to describe a red irritated eye. This can result from viruses, allergies, bacterial and irritants such as chemicals. To know when the symptoms start, we have to know the cause. For viruses and bacteria, it can be anywhere from 1-7 days post exposure (or longer depending on the organism). ...Read more

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My eyes feel heavy/watery/itchy. I'm concerned that it may be pink eye. If it is, how long from the onset of other symptoms would my eye become pink?

My eyes feel heavy/watery/itchy. I'm concerned that it may be pink eye. If it is, how long from the onset of other symptoms would my eye become pink?

Not long: While other symptoms may precede the pinking up of the eye, usually "pink eye" (conjunctivitis) usually starts with the redness and concurrently irritation and excess tearing. So if you have watering and itching and pinkness does not appear quickly, it is more likely something like allergy. If the vision is changing, or the pain is signficant, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How long do symptoms of pink eye take to disappear on tobramycin?

Few days: Few days to a week. But since most pink eye are due to virus, the tobramycin won't help, and it can last a week or so. ...Read more

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What are pink eye symptoms?

What are pink eye symptoms?

Red/pink eyes: Pink eye, or conjunctivitis is a common ailment, especially in children. The white of the eye (sclera) becomes bloodshot, the inner eyelids are red, sometimes swollen, increased tears, and sometimes pus causes the lids to stick together. It can be bacterial, viral, or allergic and the treatment depends upon the etiology. ...Read more

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How long would pink eye last?

Up to 7-10 dyays: Most uncomplicated "pink eye" is self limiting.


















Persistence mandates evaluation and focused treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pink eye?

What are symptoms of pink eye?

Red, discharge: Pink eye usually refers to viral conjunctivitis, symptoms include some drainage, either watery or thicker. Lids can be stuck and swollen, foreign body sensation with burning, eye is red bloodshot and irritated, transfer easily from one eye to the other, very contagious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye?

What are the symptoms of pink eye?

Conjunctivitis: Symptoms of conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, include reddness and irritation of the eye, especially the membrane lining the eyelids, the conjunctiva. This may also cause tearing or a discharge from the eye. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye?

What are the symptoms of pink eye?

Red eye: Red eye, tearing, irritation/scratching and mucousy tears with crusting of your eyelashes. Commonly your other eye will be affected also. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of pink eye?

Sx's: Pink eye symptoms can effect one or both eyes. They many include redness &/or itchiness, increased tearing, discharge & gritty sensation. ...Read more

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How long does pink eye usually last?

3-5 days: Non bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly gets better without meds and local treatment with compresses and avoiding triggers. 3-5 days on average. ...Read more

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How long until pink eye goes away?

How long until pink eye goes away?

Could be 1-2 weeks: It's similar to the upper respiratory cold infection. It usually goes away in 5-10 days but it may linger around for a while. Cold compressors and artificial tears will help. ...Read more

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What are pink eye symptoms and signs?

What are pink eye symptoms and signs?

Pink Eye: Pink eye is a problem. It is only a term that says the eyes are reddish pink. Usually due to a mild viral infection, the eyes may become "reddish pink" in other severe conditions, like uveitis, acute glaucoma as well. Therefore, a diagnosis by an ophthalmologist is essential. I've seen patients diagnosed with "pink eye" even in ers, with a more severe problem.
Diagnosing is most challenging. ...Read more

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What are some of the pink eye symptoms?

Irritation: Burning, itching, redness, tearing, discharge and blurred vision can all be signs of pink eye or acute conjunctivitis. The severity and mix of symptoms depends on the cause (viral/bacterial/allergic, etc.). ...Read more

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When before symptoms of pink eye occur?

When before symptoms of pink eye occur?

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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How long does pink eye live on surfaces?

48 hours: "pink eye" is caused by a virus, which can only live inside cells. Surfaces, if dry, will have no viral replication after 48 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
760 Doctors shared insights

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


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