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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)

Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...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?

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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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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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 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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