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How long does conjunctivitis tend to last?

How long does conjunctivitis tend to last?

4-7 days: Occasionally longer than that. If not better in a week, see an ophthalmologist. ...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


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How long does conjunctivitis last and can it get better on its own?

How long does conjunctivitis last and can it get better on its own?

Depends: Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria, irritant or allergen. Depending on the cause, the duration of symptoms can vary and the treatment may need the direction of a physician. ...Read more

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How long does allergic conjunctivitis last?

How long does allergic conjunctivitis last?

Last: Allergic conjuntivitis is a chronic condition. You can have it for life. It is best treated with antihistamine eye drop medication and avoiding the allergen. ...Read more

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How long does increased tearing associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does increased tearing associated with conjunctivitis last?

Varies: The eye secretes extra tears to flush out the products of the conjunctivitis. These may enter the nose and cause excess nasal secretion. The time of tear excess runs parallel with the course of the infection usually 3-8 days and varies also with the individual response. ...Read more

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Allergic conjunctivitis; how long will it last, please help me get rid of it fast?

Avoid the allergen.: 1) avoid the offending agent.
2) variety of newer generation antihistamines - discuss with your doctor or at least your pharmacist. ...Read more

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How long does pink eye associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does pink eye associated with conjunctivitis last?

Bacterial Course: Conjunctivis caused by bacteria can cause thick drainage from eye. With use of antibiotic drop, drainage clears within 72 hrs and eye redness may continue 7-10 days with gradual improvement.
After using eyedrops for 24 hours, and if pus is minimal, children can return to day care or school. ...Read more

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How long does eye pain associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does eye pain associated with conjunctivitis last?

Usually less than 5: Eye pain with conjunctivitus usually improves over a few days. There are less common types that can involve the cornea and can go on quiet abit longer. Herpes simplex can be a cause of conjuctivitus and is a leading cause of corneal blindness. In most cases there will be sever e pain, decreased vision and light sensitivity. ...Read more

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How long does eye inflammation associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does eye inflammation associated with conjunctivitis last?

A week: Viral infection which causes pink eye run their course over 7 days. There is no specific cure. Only adjunctive supportive therapy is advocated. ...Read more

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How long does eye discharge associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does eye discharge associated with conjunctivitis last?

Bacterial Causes: When caused by bacteria, conjunctivitis can be associated with purulent discharge. This discharge usually clears within 72 hrs with antibiotic drop use. Eye redness may often persist several more days. Practice careful hand washing and limit touching eyes to prevent spread. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

Soon: This depends upon the appearance and comfort of the eye. You should avoid contact wear when the eye is red or getting redder, but when the red is fading and the other symptoms you may have had are fading, then you can wear the contact. ...Read more

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Jz recovered from eye conjunctivitis by taken aciclovir & steroid drops. Have blurry vision now. Is this common complications? How long it would last?

Jz recovered from eye conjunctivitis by taken aciclovir & steroid drops. Have blurry vision now. Is this common complications? How long it would last?

Inflammation: Consume healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados, coconut oil. Get at least 30 minutes of sunshine at noon daily or vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day for 2 weeks (unless your vitamin D levels are already above 75. Take a zinc supplement 50 mg/day for 2 weeks. All these would speed up healing and reduce inflammation that may be causing blurring. Follow up with eye doctor in 3-5 days; sooner if worse. ...Read more

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How long do I need to treat conjunctivitis for?

How long do I need to treat conjunctivitis for?

Depends: If viral, it will usually last 2wks and will resolve. Bacterial conjunctivitis needs to be treated with antibiotics for 7-10 days depending on bug, sometimes longer. Allergic conjunctivitis can be seasonal and needs to be treat longer; same for vernal conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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How long is eurythromyacin used to treat conjunctivitis?

5 days: Erythromycin ointment is often used three to four times a day, for a five day course. ...Read more

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How long until I get relief from conjunctivitis after taking meds?

How long until I get relief from conjunctivitis after taking meds?

Depends: Usually conjunctivitis can last from 1 - 3 weeks. It all depends on the severety of the case. Try to be patient, keep using your eyedrops, and let the virus run its course. You will get better soon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pinkeye (aka conjunctivitis) to go away?

How long does it take for pinkeye (aka conjunctivitis) to go away?

Conjunctivitis: Bacterial conjunctivitis usually takes 24 to 48 hours to clear but the antibiotic has to be used for 5 to 7 days. Viral conjunctivitis takes longer - 1-2 weeks or longer. Allergic conjunctivitis lasts as long as the allergens are present. ...Read more

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If you have the symptoms of conjunctivitis how long does it take to clear up?

If you have the symptoms of conjunctivitis how long does it take to clear up?

Depends on cause!: Conjuctivitis can be allergy related, infectious (viral or chlamydial), or autoimmune (associated with a number of types of arthritis), such as spondylitis. The allergic one can be treated with histamine blockers and singulair (montelukast). Viral goes away in short order. Doxycyline or zithromax for chlamydia. The arthritis will last the longest and requires treatment of the underlying disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take to show signs of cure for conjunctivitis?

3-8 days: Most conjunctivitis is viral in origin and the body's defenses will organize and defeat the virus in 3-8 days for most kinds. You will notice a lessening of symptoms especially discharge, irritation and redness. You are infectious until the symptoms start to diminish. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the redness to go down if you had conjunctivitis?

How long does it take for the redness to go down if you had conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Depends on a cuase. Allergies might persist until avoidance or proper treatment. Bacteria 2 or 3 days with treatment. Virus usually 7-10 days. ...Read more

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After having conjunctivitis, how long should I wait before putting on makeup?

After having conjunctivitis, how long should I wait before putting on makeup?

At least one week: You should wait until the virus runs it course, this is usually 1 week. I also suggest that you may want to throw away your old eye makeup and start with a new supply when the conjunctivitis is resolved. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before I start putting on cosmetics after having conjunctivitis?

Allergic vs Infectio: Conjunctivitis could be due to allergic reaction or due to infectious causes that may include virus or bacteria most often and less often due to other causes such as fungal or parasitic. Depending on the cause, you may be able to use cosmetics as long as they are not the culprit of your conjunctivitis. Generally, few days after the resolution of infectious conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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How long after I got rid of conjunctivitis can I use makeup again?

Conjunctivitis/makeu: If it is infectious conjunctivitis you have to wait till the infection has completely cleared, if the make up was the cause of allergic conjunctivitis than you have to use a different make up after itching and burning is gone. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of conjunctivitis when treating it with vigamox?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis due to an organism susceptible to vigamox should clear up in a few days. However, viral conjuctivitis, often confused with bacterial conjunctivitis, can take as long as 2 weeks. ...Read more