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How Long Can Conjunctivitis Last
Depends...: A week or 2.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If viral, a week or 2. If bacterial, probably a few days. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Eye redness: 1-2 weeks typically.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Usually: A week or so.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
If you are exposed to someone with symptoms of conjunctivitis, how long does it take to show up in you?
Within a few daqys.: Both viral and chlamydial conjuctivitis appear in 3-4 days. ...Read more
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
About a week: That's the rule of thumb.Get a more detailed answer ›