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How Long Can Conjunctivitis Last
Depends...: A week or 2.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: A week or so.Get a more detailed answer ›
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