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How Long Does A Pinkeye Remain Contagious After Treatment
Tb i had my skin test - redness 40 mm i will do the chest xray tomorrow ! but am i contagious ? What are the side effects of the treatment for TB ?
How long does it take for bacterial contagious pinkeye to be gone, while using antibiotic eyedrops?
Depends on cause: Classic pink eye is a viral illness with a time frame of 3-8 days in most cases for the virus to be conquered and the eye to normalize. The redness will drop and disappear within these time frames depending upon which virus is the cause. There are other causes for eye redness so check in with your ophthalmologist for the best solution. ...Read more
3-10 days: Almost all "pink eye" is due to one of 40 or so viruses. Each one has a time frame which varies from 3-10 days, so yours will take the amount of time in which it is a member. Treatment has no actual effect; most with this condition are given anti-bacterials as there is no specific anti-viral for these viruses, so treatment makes no difference. ...Read more
I was given eye drops to treat pink eye, but my doc never told me how long to take them for. This is my 3rd day of treatment. How long should I?
Most use 7-10d: Most pinkeye rx with this med is 7-10 days. ...Read more
I've been using Erythromycin ophthalmic for the past 4 days as a treatment for pink eye. How long should I continue to use it? My doctor didn't say.
Until the eye clears: Antibiotics are usually prescribed for pink eye, but many cases are viral which is not affected by antibiotics. Therefore, it is best to wait until the eye discharge has resolved before sending a child back to school. Adults can return to work within a few days. Hand hygiene is always important as many cases of pink eye (conjunctivitis) are transmitted by hand contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral or bacterial?: If your pink eye issue to a bacterial infection, you should no longer be considered contagious after 24-48 hours after starting the antibiotic drops. If, however, your pink eye is due to viral infection, you are likely to be contagious for as long as you are having symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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